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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2021 Lee University Honor Band Dates Released

We are thrilled to announce that the 2021 Honor Band clinic and concert will be taking place November 18th-20th, 2021! This is an opportunity for outstanding high school musician to showcase their abilities and learn from talented faculty members. Students can take advantage of their time on campus by auditioning for our music programs as well. Applications, schedules, and more information can be found on our Music Connect prospective students page!

Lee University Opera Theatre presents: Hänsel und Gretel

From now until July 15th, enjoy this video production of a classic tale. Following all COVID-19 safety guidelines and regulations, the Opera Theatre adapted its production for film, to avoid any gathering of crowds in the audience, to minimize the time spent with all the students together for rehearsal, and to allow large portions to take place outside. 

Staying true to the values of Opera Theatre to provide as many performance opportunities to as many students as possible, the film was produced with two casts.


Here, you can watch the Red Cast (Edited by James Frost):

Featuring Rose Livingston, Jill Reynolds, Tess Varlack, Andrew Easterling, Ashley Mills, Olivia Williams, Lindsey Gore

Chorus: Celia Angel, Audrey Brokish, Megan Foster, Shea Hawkins, Caroline Layton, Katie Lin, Abby Newman, Kaylee Smith, Emily Stewart


Here, you can watch the Green Cast (Edited by JD Frost II):

Featuring Cecelia Fornuto, Julianna McKenna, Tess Varlack, Andrew Easterling, Katie Lin, Kaylee Smith, Audrey Brokish

Chorus: Celia Angel, Megan Foster, Lindsey Gore, Shea Hawkins, Caroline Layton, Ashley Mills, Abby Newman, Emily Stewart, Olivia Williams


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 English Translation by Constance Bache, Arr. by Hamilton Benz
 Used by permission of G. Schirmer, Inc.
 Synchronization rights licensed from G. Schirmer, Inc. Used with permission.