Bob Jones University Announces 2018-2019 Concert, Opera and Drama Series

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (September 17, 2018) – Bob Jones University recently announced the schedule for the University’s 2018-2019 Concert, Opera and Drama Series. The series will once again bring world-renowned artists to Greenville. All performances are open to the public.

The 2018-2019 BJU Concert, Opera and Drama Series includes:

Jubilant Sykes and Christopher Parkening – Sept. 18 – 8 p.m.

(Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium)

Join us for a unique musical treat for the whole family. Christopher Parkening’s classical guitar virtuosity melds beautifully with the baritone of Jubilant Sykes. Two consummate artists with a history of wonderful collaborations, Parkening and Sykes create an evening of exquisite music.

Symphonic Hollywood – Oct. 25 – 8 p.m.

(Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium)

Renowned Hollywood horn soloist James Thatcher and Grammy Award winning conductor Richard Kaufman join the BJU Symphony Orchestra for an evening of unforgettable music from the concert hall and Hollywood, featuring the music of John Williams.

King Lear – Nov. 13 – 10 a.m. (SMART Preview Performance for Secondary Students); Nov. 15-17 – 8 p.m. 

(Rodeheaver Auditorium)

In the ancient kingdom of Britain, family, politics, and lies collide in one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. The Tragedy of King Lear chronicles King Lear’s decision to divide his kingdom among his three daughters and the disaster that follows.

SMART Preview Performance for Secondary Students

Nov. 13 — 10 a.m.

This special preview performance is exclusively for secondary students and their sponsors. Doors for general admission will open at 9:40 a.m. Tickets are required and may be purchased at the Programs & Productions box office for $7 for students. Call (864) 770–1372 for information.

A Very Merry Christmas! – Dec. 6 – 8 p.m.

(Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium)

Choral artistry and symphonic glory combine in this joyful celebration of the season featuring the BJU Symphony Orchestra, choirs and soloists under the direction of Michael Moore and Warren Cook.

American Spiritual Ensemble – Feb. 19 – 8 p.m.

(Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium)

Composed of some of the finest singers in the United States, the American Spiritual Ensemble’s mission is to keep the American Negro spiritual alive. Since its inception by Dr. Everett McCorvey in 1995, the ensemble has thrilled audiences around the world with their dynamic repertoire. Ensemble members are accomplished soloists who have sung in theatres and opera houses worldwide.

Titanic: The Musical – Mar. 12 – 7 p.m. (SMART Preview Performance for Secondary Students); Mar. 14-16 – 8 p.m.

(Rodeheaver Auditorium)

The award-winning musical Titanic pairs grand production values with intimate stories of the passengers and crew of the ship of dreams. Come experience the true story of that fateful night in 1912 at the musical’s South Carolina premiere. Darren Lawson directs this new production, featuring guest artists Brandon Hendrickson, Curt Olds, Tim McDevitt, Caitlin Mesiano, Patrick Dunn and Cabiria Jacobsen.

SMART Preview Performance for Secondary Students

March 12 — 7 p.m.

This special preview performance is exclusively for secondary students and their sponsors. Doors for general admission will open at 6:40 p.m. Tickets are required and may be purchased at the Programs & Productions box office for $7 for students. Call (864) 770–1372 for information.

Living Gallery: Somewhere Forever – April 18-19 — 4:30 & 7:30 p.m., April 20 – 2, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m.

(Rodeheaver Auditorium)

A boldly unique, dramatic presentation of sacred masterworks of art depicting Christ’s ministry and passion. See these great paintings come alive on the Rodeheaver stage as choirs, instrumentalists and costumed actors re-create scenes from our Lord’s ministry on earth.

Season tickets are available now. Tickets for individual performances are available for purchase online or by phone at (864) 770-1372 from noon to 5 p.m. on weekdays.

 

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