2019–20 Concert, Opera & Drama Series Sneak Peek

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For the 2019–20 Concert, Opera & Drama Series, BJU will offer seven performances featuring guest artists and BJU students.

Panosian and the Providence of His Story

October 10 • 7:30 p.m. • Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium

We think of the Holocaust when remembering World War II, but does studying World War I bring to mind the Armenian Genocide? This performance will remind you of the event by featuring longtime history professor Edward Panosian and singer-songwriter Mariam Matossian—both descendants from survivors of the genocide. The BJU Symphony Orchestra will also contribute to the performance.

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See Also: The Making of the Panosian Biography

Great Expectations

Oct. 31–Nov. 2 • 7:30 p.m. • Rodeheaver Auditorium

Whether or not you’ve read the novel, come see the Bob Jones University Classic Players present an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ work. Join Pip as he learns how to properly value people and social standing.

At 10 a.m. October 29, secondary students and their sponsors can attend the SMART Preview Performance to learn about the backgrounds of Dickens and the novel. Doors for general admission will open at 9:40 a.m. Call the Programs & Productions box office at (864) 770-1372 to get your tickets.

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National Dance Company of Siberia

November 12 • 7:30 p.m. • Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium

Since 1960 the Company has shared Siberian culture with over 60 countries. The members perform a variety of numbers, dignified and lively alike. Buy your tickets for an electrifying evening of dance, costumes and music.

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Handel’s Messiah

Dec. 12–13 • 7:30 p.m. • Rodeheaver Auditorium

Originally written to celebrate Easter, this oratorio has delighted audiences for 277 years. Come see the BJU Symphony Orchestra and combined choirs perform it this Christmas season. And don’t forget to stand at the “Hallelujah” chorus.

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The Pirates of Penzance

Feb. 4 & 6 • 7:30 p.m. • Rodeheaver Auditorium

If the word “opera” makes you groan, don’t worry—this comic opera isn’t your typical opera. In just under two hours, you will hear the tale of a young man—mistakenly apprenticed as a pirate—who decides to dutifully honor his contract until his twenty-first birthday (even though he was born on February 29).  Come see the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players perform the first event of the Spring Concert, Opera & Drama Series. And the best part—it’s all in English.

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The Canadian Brass

March 17 • 7:30 p.m. • Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium

Come see this world-renowned brass quintet as it celebrates its fiftieth year. Arranged or composed just for the quintet, its broad repertoire—featuring everything from Baroque to Broadway—will please any audience.

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Living Gallery: A New Creation

Apr. 9–10 • 4:30 & 7:30 p.m. • Rodeheaver Auditorium
Apr. 11 • 2:00, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m.

When you combine art with music and drama at BJU, you get the University’s most well-attended event and greatest outreach. See models bring to life works by Bloch, Caravaggio, Michelangelo and Rembrandt along with an original work commissioned for this year’s program. Between works, watch as an artist—sculpting a piece inspired by the Resurrection—shares Christ with her model.

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View the full fine arts calendar online.

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