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August 2017

Chapel Services

August 23, 2017 - April 25, 2018
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Every Wednesday the university community gathers to deepen its soul through song, prayer, preaching and meditative silence. It’s a time to move from the chaos of life to the most important things in life: community, care of self, and creativity of God’s spirit that transforms the world. Join us from 5:30 p.m. - 6:20 p.m. in the Hayworth Chapel with fellowship and small group discussion to follow. Reverend Preston Davis (Minister to the University) preaches at each service, unless otherwise…

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October 2017

Sechrest Art Gallery Presents “Murta-Kruti” By Vilas Tonape

October 24 - December 7
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Opening Reception Thursday November 9, 2017 from 4 to 6PM with Artist Talk 5PM by Vilas Tonape. Sanskrit for “Embodied Creation”, Murta-Kruti is a series of portraiture and figure works by artist and Methodist University Art Department Chair, Vilas Tonape. Murta-Kruti celebrates the uniqueness of the individual human form, with contemporary realism rooted in classical inspiration.   Open to the public. No tickets required.   The Sechrest Gallery is generally open from 9:00 am – noon and from 1:00 pm…

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November 2017

Community Orchestra Concert

November 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Members of the HPUCO include HPU students, staff, faculty and members of the community, representing a rich collaboration of musicians from all walks of life. No tickets required. Open to the public.

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Opera Scenes Concert

November 28 @ 7:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Although opera is traditionally viewed as a European art form, U.S.-based composers have made significant contributions to the genre. Students enrolled in Opera Scenes (MUS 1360-01) will perform scenes from operas written by some of America’s most famous composers, such as The Tender Land (Aaron Copland), Porgy and Bess (George Gershwin), and Candide (Leonard Bernstein). Open to the Public. No Tickets Required.

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Lessons and Carols

November 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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This special candlelight service is the final Chapel service of the fall semester, bringing the community together to remember and retell the Christmas story. The service will feature members of the university community reading scripture and music led by the Chapel Choir. The service is based on the traditional Festival of Lessons and Carols from King’s College, Cambridge, England. No tickets required. Open to the public.

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December 2017

Holiday Choral Concert

December 1 @ 7:30 pm - December 2 @ 7:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Our annual Holiday Choral Concert has become a popular event for the High Point community and this year will be the most exciting to date! The concert will be a festive evening of beloved holiday music. A full orchestra made up of students, faculty, and guests will accompany this concert. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for the general public by contacting the HPU Campus Concierge at 336-841-4636 or concierge@highpoint.edu. 

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SOLD OUT – North Carolina Symphony: Holiday Pops Concert

December 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Holiday Pops is a North Carolina Symphony tradition that is a favorite with audiences around the state. The festive concert showcases seasonal favorites and the always popular sing-a-longs. Founded by Lamar Stringfield in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony is a full-time, professional orchestra with 66 musicians under the artistic leadership of Music Director Grant Llewellyn. This performance is supported by the Anne Kerr Walker Community Events Fund. We are currently sold out of tickets but encourage you to put your…

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47th Annual Prayer Breakfast

December 8 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
James H. and Jesse E. Millis Athletic and Convocation Center, One University Avenue
High Point, 27268
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For 47 consecutive years, High Point University has brought the wider High Point faith community together for the Annual Prayer Breakfast. Each year, the annual event includes an inspiring message, and special music provided by the HPU Chapel Choir, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Doebler. A silent prayer is also held in memory of alumni, members of the university family and the community, as well as other friends who have passed away during the past year. This event sharpens the spiritual senses…

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Community Christmas Celebration

December 14 @ 5:30 pm - December 15 @ 5:30 pm
Gene and Jane Kester International Promenade, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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High Point University invites neighbors and friends to experience the holiday season together by strolling down the festive Gene and Jane Kester International Promenade. Don't forget to take your complimentary photo with Santa as you enjoy Christmas music, beautiful decorations, hot chocolate, and more. No tickets required. Open to the public.

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January 2018

Sechrest Art Gallery Presents “Connections” By Kyle Lusk

January 9, 2018 - March 2, 2018
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Opening Reception Thursday February 1, 2018 from 4 to 6PM with Artist Talk at 5PM by Kyle Lusk. The Sechrest Gallery is generally open from 9:00 am – noon and from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Tuesday-Friday. The exhibit will feature works in steel,  cast iron and bronze and will also include maquettes for large scale public works. Kyle Van Lusk was born and raised in Brevard, N.C. and from a very young age was encouraged by his family to become…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Service

January 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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This annual chapel service celebrates the life and work of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and features noteworthy clergy and scholars from across the country. No tickets required. Open to the public.

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Greensboro Symphony

January 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Don’t miss the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra presenting the popular Rodrigo Guitar Concerto plus a collection of Spanish themed orchestral works. Legendary Cuban guitarist, Manuel Barrueco, has been internationally recognized as one of the most important guitarists of our times. His unique artistry has been described as that of an elegant and intelligent musician, possessing a seductive sound and uncommon lyrical gifts. Support for this event is provided by  The Capus M. Waynick Lecture & Cultural Series Endowed Fund. The Capus…

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Chamber Music Series Concert Presents: Sierra Duo with Matthew Bengtson, piano, and John Haines-Eitzen, cello

January 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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No tickets required. Open to the public.

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February 2018

Kyle Lusk Solo Exhibition Opening Reception

February 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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No tickets required. Open to the public.

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Chamber Music Series Concert Presents: Elektra Winds

February 4, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Piano Recital Featuring Lin Ye

February 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Chinese pianist, Lin Ye, is the winner of the 3rd annual, 2017 HPU Piano Competition.  Ye left his native country, China, to study at the Hochschuler fur Musik in Hannover, Germany in 2008 at age of 15. He graduated with a master's degree from Hannover and is currently working on an artist diploma at the Cleveland Institute of Music under the guidance of Antonio Pompa-Baldi. Ye has won many competitions throughout his career. These include 1st place in the 71st…

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HPU Theatre Presents: The Amish Project by Jessica Dickey

February 15, 2018 - February 21, 2018
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Thursday, February 15 – Saturday, February 17th Monday, February 19th – Wednesday, February 21st at 7:30pm No performance on Sunday. Starts at 7:30pm each night. Shots are fired in a school house, and the world seems to stop. A stunned community — teachers, parents, friends, families of the victims and the perpetrators — must find a way to keep living their lives. This lyrical and potent drama explores the aftermath of a school shooting in an Amish community, and the path of…

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Charles Franklin Finch Lecture

February 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Charles Marsh is the Commonwealth professor of religious studies and director of the Project on Lived Theology at the University of Virginia. He is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and the University of Virginia, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1989. Is belief in God a product of wishful thinking? Is religious belief a symptom of neurotic behavior? If there is no God, is everything permissible? Is atheism (new and old) parasitic on the moral convictions inspired by religion?…

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Spring Dance Concert

February 22, 2018 - February 24, 2018
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Performance will begin at 7:30pm each night.

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Instrumental Kaleidoscope Concert

February 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Kaleidoscope concert is one of the most popular instrumental concerts every year,” says Dr. Danny Frye, director of instrumental studies. “With a menagerie of ensembles positioned in different locations in the auditorium performing a broad spectrum of music, it’s a non-stop musical experience. Audiences seem to appreciate the variety of music and the shifting visual focus of the performances.” This year’s performance at HPU will cover a broad spectrum of musical styles. No tickets required. Open to the public.

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