Senior Honors Concert

Lee University’s Senior Honors Concert will take place Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Squires Recital Hall, located in Lee’s Humanities Center.

“The Senior Honors Concert is an annual event that allows us to celebrate some of our most talented senior undergraduate musical performers,” said Dr. Douglas Warner, director of applied studies in music. “Throughout the last several years, these outstanding students have demonstrated superior performance, earning the respect of the faculty.”

The students performing are selected by applied music faculty members. Vocal performers include Libby Clark, soprano; Taylor Cooper, soprano; Gabrielle Flannery, soprano; Olivia Fuehne, soprano; Chloe Hamlin, mezzo-soprano; James Hoskins, baritone; Kaylee Smith, soprano; and Kendall Stones, soprano.
Instrumental performers include Jesse Crabtree, trombone; Sam Dodge, trombone; Ashley Garner, clarinet; Chiaoyu Lin, piano; and Cassandra Rod, violin.

The students will perform works by Jacob Gade, Franz Schubert, Igor Stravinsky, Guiseppe Verdi, and Vaughn Williams, among others.

“We have some truly talented and hardworking musicians here at Lee, and I am thrilled for our community to be able to experience the results of their diligent work,” said Warner.

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the public.

For more information about the event, contact the School of Music at (423) 614-8240.

Warp trio to Perform at Lee University

Not your typical piano trio, the Warp Trio (Mikael Darmanie- piano, Ju Young Lee- cello, and Josh Henderson- violin) is an internationally touring cross-genre chamber music experience. Warp Trio combines original material, dynamic interpretations of popular music, improvisation and unique takes on classical favorites. Reflecting the combination of Juilliard trained members, juxtaposed with members steeped in rock and jazz styles, the one of a kind trio is known for their electrifying public performances.

The Warp Trio will perform Monday, November 11th at 7:30 in Lee University’s Pangle Hall.

Tickets are available by calling the Dixon Center Box Office at 423-614-8343, or picking up tickets at the box office during weekday operating hours of 3-6 p.m.

Choral Union Presents “Selah” at Pangle Hall

Today at 7:30, Choral Union will be performing “Selah,” which will explore choral music used in worship across time and place. Performers will engage with music from both ancient and modern Anglican tradition, 19th century German Protestantism, contemporary American Protestantism, Catholicism, the African American spiritual tradition, African folk song, and American shape-note singing. 

The concert will be directed by Joshua Cheney, an assistant professor of choral music at Lee in charge of not only Choral Union but also Men’s Choir as well.

This event is not ticketed and free to the public. For more information click here.

Lee University Performing Arts Series: Conor McDonald

Don’t miss the first Performing Arts Series concert of the 2019-2020 school year featuring our very own Dr. ChoEun Lee!

Baritone Conor McDonald has been praised for his “standout performance… whose robust voice filled the hall with a clear, glimmery richness” (Schmopera). He most recently performed the roles of Captain Corcoran in HMS Pinafore with Anchorage Opera, the Marquis in La Traviata with Atlanta Opera, and Merlin in Gluck’s L’île de Merlin with Wolf Trap Opera.

Mr. McDonald will be giving a free Masterclass on Thursday, October 3rd at 4:00pm. The concert will take place Friday, October 4th at 7:30pm. Both events will take place in Squires Recital Hall at Lee University.

As an added incentive, students currently enrolled in Performance Seminar will receive double credit for attending this event.

Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat Rehearsal at Pangle Hall

This upcoming Monday from 2-4pm join as for an open rehearsal of Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat, right here at Pangle Hall! This open rehearsal will be brought to us by the String Theory series, which is performed at The Hunter Museum of American Art. The actual concert will be held Tuesday night at 6pm at the Hunter Museum, lead by our very own Maestro Bernhardt.