Faith, Arts and Culture
Spring 2013 Schedule of Events


January

January 26, 7:30 p.m.
McGlothlin-Street Theatre,
Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts

FREE EVENT

Guitar Recital

Justin Butler, an adjunct music instructor at Milligan, will perform the solo guitar music of Agustin Barrios, Astor Piazzolla, J.S. Bach, Mauro Giuliani and Django Reinhardt. The music he will play spans the Baroque era to modern jazz, and will include the premiere of Butler’s original work, “Amusipik.”

January 29, 11 a.m.
Mary B. Martin Auditorium,
Seeger Memorial Chapel

FREE EVENT

Convocation: Stephanie Freed

Stephanie Freed, executive director of Rapha House, will speak in Milligan’s convocation service.

Named for the Hebrew word for “healing,” Rapha House is an international safe house program serving children rescued from slavery and sexual exploitation.

Founded by Freed and her father in 2003 in Cambodia, Rapha House has grown to become a well-respected agency working with governments, local law enforcement, and non-governmental organizations around the world, providing rescue, shelter, training, and aftercare.

Rapha House paves the way to lasting freedom and healing for victims of the human trafficking industry through prevention, education, and spiritual transformation.

To learn more, visit www.raphahouse.org.

February

February 1-28
Nelson Fine Art Center, Johnson City

Reception
February 1, 7-9 p.m.

FREE EVENT

Art from the Buffalo School

“Art from the Buffalo School,” an exhibition featuring the work of Milligan College fine arts students, opens on Friday, Feb. 1, with a reception from 7-9 p.m. at Nelson Fine Art Center.

The Gallery is located at 324 East Main Street, Johnson City. The exhibit remains open through Feb. 28.

February 15
7:30 p.m.

McMahan Student Center

FREE EVENT

Family Weekend Concert:
A Valentine's Cabaret

The Milligan College Music Department will present a delightful evening of love songs to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Performers will include the Milligan Women’s Chorale, directed by Anne Elliott; Heard Mentality, Milligan’s all-male a cappella ensemble directed by Dr. Charlotte Anderson; and Heritage, Milligan’s premier a cappella ensemble directed by Noah DeLong. In addition, the concert will feature several Milligan music students performing solos and duets.

February 21, 11 a.m.
Mary B. Martin Auditorium,
Seeger Memorial Chapel

FREE EVENT

Chapel: Jennifer Pharr Davis

Guest speaker Jennifer Pharr Davis has hiked more than 11,000 miles of long distance trails on six continents and currently holds the overall Appalachian Trail thru-hike record.

The first woman to hold this distinction, she set this mark by thru-hiking the 2,181 mile trail in 46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes ― an average of nearly 47 miles per day.

Named Ultrarunning Magazine’s top female performance athlete of 2011 and a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for 2012, Davis also has authored four books including her hiking memoir, Becoming Odyssa. Learn more at www.blueridgehikingco.com.

February 23
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Mary B. Martin Auditorium,
Seeger Memorial Chapel

 

Eleanore L. Campbell Ladies Conference

The Associated Ladies for Milligan’s (ALM) annual Ladies Conference will feature Lisa Harper, a gifted communicator and author.

Harper served as the director of Focus on the Family’s national women’s ministry for six years and created the popular Renewing the Heart conferences attended by almost 200,000 women. Her writing and speaking overflow with colorful pop culture references that connect the dots between the Bible era and modern life. Her style combines sound scriptural exposition with easy-to-relate to anecdotes and comedic wit.

Early bird registration is $35 ($40 after Feb. 1). Student registration is $20 if received by Feb. 1. A box lunch will be provided.

Visit milligan.edu/ALM for more information.

February 25
7 p.m.
Location TBD

Journeys Lecture: Dr. Ruth Lavender

The Milligan College chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society presents its annual Journeys Lecture, where retiring Milligan faculty members can reflect on their careers. Dr. Ruth Lavender will be speaking.

February 26 & 28
11 a.m.
Mary B. Martin Auditorium,
Seeger Memorial Chapel

FREE EVENT

Webb Lecture Series

Milligan presents its annual Henry and Emerald Webb Lecture Series featuring Dr. Gary Holloway, a senior fellow with the Institute for Christian Spirituality at Lipscomb University in Nashville.

Author of 28 books including Praying Dangerously, Holloway also serves as executive director of the World Convention, a quadrennial global gathering of Churches of Christ, Independent Christian churches, and Disciples of Christ churches.

March

March 1 & 2
7:30 p.m.
Mary B. Martin Auditorium,
Seeger Memorial Chapel

 

Hansel and Gretel

The Milligan College Opera Workshop, in collaboration with the Milligan College Orchestra, will present the delightful fairy-tale opera Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck.

The performance, which will be sung in English, follows the adventures of the mischievous siblings and their encounter with the evil witch as they travel through the forest. The opera will be conducted by Dr. Kellie Brown, with stage direction by Dr. Charlotte Anderson and vocal coaching by Noah DeLong.

Tickets are $5 for adults; children and students are admitted free.

Tickets will be available at the door and also from the Milligan Bookstore starting Feb. 18. All major credit cards are accepted. The bookstore is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or call 423.461.8733.

March 19, 7:30 p.m.
Mary B. Martin Auditorium,
Seeger Memorial Chapel

FREE EVENT

One Leg Up Concert

The Milligan Arts Council is pleased to present an evening of jazz by One Leg Up.

Based in Asheville, North Carolina, One Leg Up performs a vibrant mixture of upbeat gypsy jazz, Latin, swing, and original jazz compositions. This group is a favorite of club, concert, and festival stages throughout the southeastern United States.

Over the years, One Leg Up has broadened its repertoire to include fresh arrangements of Django classics, vocal harmonies, original compositions, and innovative adaptations of classic jazz numbers in the French “hot club” and American “big band” styles.

March 23, 7:30 p.m.
Mary B. Martin Auditorium,
Seeger Memorial Chapel

FREE EVENT

Concert Choir Home Tour Concert

The Milligan College Concert Choir will present a concert of music performed on its 2013 spring tour to the mid-Atlantic states

The 45-member choir, under the direction of Noah DeLong, will perform a program of American choral works by composers including René Clausen, Aaron Copland, Howard Hanson, Moses Hogan, Alice Parker, Rosephanye Powell, Randall Thompson, Gwyneth Walker, and Eric Whitacre.

March 24, 2-4 p.m.
Art Gallery,
Derthick Hall

FREE EVENT

Senior Photography Show

The public is invited to an opening reception for senior Mickey Brown’s photography exhibit. The exhibit remains up for one week after the reception.

April

April 2, 11 a.m.
Mary B. Martin Auditorium,
Seeger Memorial Chapel

FREE EVENT

Convocation:
Leaders in Christian Service

Milligan will recognize local leaders who have demonstrated servant leadership in their careers and community at the college’s annual Leaders in Christian Service program. George Karnes is the keynote speaker.

April 7, 2-4 p.m.
Art Gallery,
Derthick Hall

FREE EVENT

Senior Fine Arts Show

The public is invited to an opening reception for senior Courtney Dennis’ exhibit. The exhibit remains up for one week after the reception.

April 11-13, 7:30 p.m.
April 13-14, 2:30 p.m.
McGlothlin-Street Theatre,
Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts

FREE EVENT

The Odyssey

The Milligan College Theatre Department presents The Odyssey. This performance is suitable for the entire family.

All seats are $5. Tickets go on sale in the Milligan Bookstore on Monday, April 1. All major credit cards are accepted. The bookstore is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or call 423.461.8733.

April 13, 7:30 p.m.
Mary B. Martin Auditorium,
Seeger Memorial Chapel

FREE EVENT

Guest voice recital: Dr. Loralee Songer

Dr. Loralee Songer, mezzo-soprano, will present a recital of music featuring texts written by American women. Songer is an assistant professor of music at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee.

April 14, 2 p.m.
Walker Auditorium,
Seeger Memorial Chapel

FREE EVENT

Voice Masterclass

The voice students of Dr. Charlotte Anderson and Noah DeLong will perform in a public masterclass with guest clinician, Dr. Loralee Songer.

April 14, 2-4 p.m.
Art Gallery,
Derthick Hall

FREE EVENT

Senior Fine Arts Show

The public is invited to an opening reception for senior Teresa Tavarez's exhibit. The exhibit remains up for one week after the reception.

April 19, 7:30 p.m.
Mary B. Martin Auditorium,
Seeger Memorial Chapel

FREE EVENT

Milligan College Orchestra Concert

The Milligan College Orchestra, directed by Dr. Kellie Brown, will conclude its season with a spring concert featuring a variety of works by American composers including “Of Glorious Plumage” by Richard Meyer, “American Folk Suite” by Jack Jarrett, and Martin O’Donnell’s music from the video game Halo.

The highlight of the evening will be a collaboration with the Milligan College Concert Choir in “O Sing Unto the Lord,” Chandos Anthem No. 4 by G. F. Handel.

Featured soloists will include Noah DeLong, assistant professor of music and director of the Concert Choir.

April 21, 2-4 p.m.
Art Gallery,
Derthick Hall

FREE EVENT

Senior Fine Arts Show

The public is invited to an opening reception for senior Helen Biard’s exhibit. The exhibit remains up for one week after the reception.

April 22, 7:30 p.m.
Mary B. Martin Auditorium,
Seeger Memorial Chapel

FREE EVENT

Milligan Jazz Ensemble Concert

The Milligan College Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Rick Simerly, associate professor of music, will present a spring concert celebrating April as Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM).

Featured with the 20-piece ensemble will be renowned tenor saxophonist Ziad Rabie, from Charlotte, North Carolina.

The program will feature the saxophone virtuosity of Rabie, as well as the entire ensemble performing a variety of styles from various periods of jazz.

April 26, 7:30 p.m.
Mary B. Martin Auditorium,
Seeger Memorial Chapel

FREE EVENT

Milligan College Women's Chorale

The Milligan Women’s Chorale, under the direction of Anne Brooks Elliott, presents its spring concert, “Sing into Spring.”

In a wide range of styles highlighting the unique sound of treble voices, the ladies’ ensemble will perform a musical bouquet of works including selections from sacred, gospel, art song and ethnic music.

elections will include “Psalm 100” by Rene Clausen; “Abenlied” by Felix Mendelssohn; “Followers of the Lamb,” arranged by Nancy Grundhahl; and “Embraceable You,” arranged by Jay Althouse.

The concert accompanist is Amanda Eversole along with guest instrumentalists.

April 26, 9 p.m.
McMahan Student Center

FREE EVENT

Milligan Jazz Combo Concert

The Milligan College Jazz Combo will be featured in an evening of small group jazz that emphasizes individual improvisation and group arrangements in the jazz club setting of SUB7, located in Milligan’s McMahan Student Center.

A variety of styles will be performed including Latin, swing, and rock, with individual instrumental improvisations by every combo member being the central focus of each selection.

April 28 - May 3
Art Gallery,
Derthick Hall

FREE EVENT

Milligan Juried Art Exhibition

Milligan presents its annual Student Juried Art Exhibition, showcasing the top student photography, art, sculptures and digital media projects of the year. The opening reception is April 28, from 2-4 p.m.

April 29 - May 2
6 p.m.
McGlothlin-Street Theatre,
Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts

FREE EVENT

26th Annual Festival of One Act Plays

An annual theatrical treat takes the stage once again showcasing the talents of student directors and their equally talented student casts. Make plans now to attend this year’s festivities.

May

May 3, 5:30 p.m.
McGlothlin-Street Theatre,
Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts

FREE EVENT

12th Annual Film Festival

The year’s best short films by Milligan’s student filmmakers will be screened at the Gregory Center.

The festival features a diverse group of films in a variety of genres and styles, often featuring student actors. The filmmakers will briefly field questions about their work after each screening.

May 4, 7:30 p.m.
McGlothlin-Street Theatre,
Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts

FREE EVENT

A Cappella Concert: Heard Mentality and Heritage

Milligan’s a cappella groups join together again to offer a unique spring concert of vocal music.

Heard Mentality is an all-male quartet directed by Dr. Charlotte Anderson, while Heritage is a mixed ensemble directed by Noah DeLong.

These groups perform a wide variety of music, from contemporary Christian and gospel to barbershop and vocal jazz.

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The Milligan College Arts Council is dedicated to providing quality arts programming for the Milligan community and the region, supporting the
liberal arts curriculum of the college, and encouraging others to
enrich their lives through the arts.