Advent Now! to present Christmas concert

Lee University Chamber group Advent Now! directed by Dr. Austin Patty will present a Christmas music event in the Chapel on campus at 7:30pm on Tuesday, December 14. Each winter, Advent Now! travels to Japan to tour, perform, and minister across the country. Due to complications caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, the group was not able to travel this year. However, they bring this Christmas event to the Cleveland community this year in order to spread the word locally about what they do as well as to record a full video to send to each community in Japan that would have experienced their music in person.

The group is comprised of both vocal and instrumental students, most of them Lee University music majors, who perform at high levels and are experienced in performing in a variety of venues. Dr. Austin Patty also performs on violin in the ensemble. This concert will present many different styles of music in celebration of the season and showcasing what the ensemble performs while touring.

The concert is open to the community and is free of charge, but donations are welcome. The proceeds collected will go toward the Advent Now! December 2022 Japan trip.

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School of Music to present annual Lessons & Carols service

The greater Cleveland community anticipates the Lee University School of Music’s annual Lessons & Carols Advent service presented by the Lee University Chorale and the School of Religion on December 7, 2021 at 7:30pm. This is the first year in two years that the university has been able to present this event due to complications caused by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. School of Music students and faculty will lead guests in hymns and songs, and School of Religion faculty will read lessons and passages from the Bible over the course of the evening. Students, faculty, and community members alike are grateful for the chance to come together again after time apart to celebrate the season in song, scripture reading, and reflection. Lessons & Carols is held in the Stone Chapel on Lee campus and is free of charge, non-ticketed, and open to the public. For those wishing to live stream the event, streaming services are available at leeu.live. For more information, call the main Lee University School of Music office at 423.614.8240. or email musicinfo@leeuniversity.edu.

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Advent Concerts through December at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland

Students and faculty are gearing up for final exams and end-of-semester concerts on Lee University campus, but the season of Advent is only beginning. During the month of December, St. Lukes Episcopal Church in Cleveland will offer their Bach Lunch Concert Series featuring Lee University School of Music faculty and alumni as they lead the community in celebrating the joy of Advent with music. Spend your lunch break celebrating Advent on December 1st, 8th, and 15th at 12:00pm in-person or online at St. Luke’s with the following world-class musicians:

Wednesday, December 1, 12:00pm
Dr. Brian Reichenbach, trumpet, Dr. Joohae Kim, piano

Wednesday, December 8, 12:00pm
Christmas Music for Guitar and Cello: Charlie Edholm & Kristiana McCombs Arnwine

Wednesday December 15, 12:00pm
Unfiltered Duo: Amy Humberd, clarinet, Paul Hayes, percussion

Light refreshments will be offered after each concert in the Parish Hall. Don’t miss out on these beautiful celebrations of the season!

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Annual “A Classic Christmas” Concert

We are delighted to announce that Lee University and the Bank of Cleveland will be presenting the annual A Classic Christmas concert in just a few short weeks! The performance will take place in the Conn Center on Sunday, December 5th at 3:00pm and will feature many Lee University music ensembles as well as Lee University School of Music faculty. We hope you’ll join us for this joyful holiday event! See details and FAQs below.

Tis’ the season!

Lee’s Opera Theatre to Present MTI’s All Together Now!

The Lee University School of Music’s Opera Theatre Workshop will present their annual fall musical revue on Sunday, November 14th at 3:00pm. All Together Now!, developed by Music Theatre International, was designed in the earlier months of the COVID-19 pandemic as a fundraiser for local theatres and educational groups to perform live in anticipation of the bounce back from social distanced rehearsing and Zoom performing. The revue features numbers from beloved classics and standard repertoire as well as newer titles making their splash onto the musical theatre scene. Titles featured in this weekend’s revue include Ragtime, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Sister Act, Les Misérables, Songs for a New World, Little Shop of Horrors, Oliver!, Into the Woods, Come From Away, Little Women, Guys and Dolls, Godspell, and Rent. Lee’s opera theatre workshop has been in existence on campus since 1998 and is under the direction of Mr. James Daniel Frost. The revue will be put on in the Buzz Oates Theatre in the Communication Arts Building on Lee campus. Tickets are required and can be reserved HERE.

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