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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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Phoenix Reading Series Presents: Paisley Rekdal

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Rekdal grew up in Seattle, Washington, the daughter of a Chinese American mother and a Norwegian father. She earned a BA from the University of Washington, an MA from the University of Toronto Centre for Medieval Studies, and an MFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the author of the poetry collections A Crash of Rhinos (2000), Six Girls Without Pants (2002), The Invention of the Kaleidoscope (2007), and Imaginary Vessels (2016), as well as the book of essays The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee: Observations…

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HPU Chamber Music Series presents Melinda Whittington, soprano and Ben Blozan, piano

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Melinda Whittington is one of America's most promising young sopranos. Her recital will span classical and contemporary styles, including opera, art song, and jazz. She is joined by HPU piano faculty member Dr. Ben Blozan. Don’t miss this exciting event! Open to the public. No tickets required.

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Fall Dance Concert

October 27 - October 28
Black Box Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Performance will begin at 7:30pm. The Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to share and showcase the talents of students in the first ever Fall Dance Concert. We are asking attendees to bring a school supply item for us to donate to our local schools.  We have a lot to be thankful for and we want us to pass that along to help out the community. A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available for the general public…

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Melinda Whittington Masterclass

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Melinda is one of America’s most promising young opera artists. She is singing major roles at leading national and international opera houses. Following an exciting performance with the Chamber Music Series, Melinda will lead a masterclass where HPU singers are guided by Melinda’s instruction, culminating in a discussion about developing careers in the arts, overcoming challenges, and staying focused in a highly competitive environment. This is a public event. No tickets are required.

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Fall Percussion Ensemble Concert

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Percussion Ensemble is a dynamic vehicle for sharing exciting new music from the 20th and 21st centuries. Under the direction of Dr. Danny Frye, the ensemble will perform culturally diverse works for percussion ensemble, including “Taiko” by Scott Harding, “Sacrificial Rite” by David Gillingham, and “Stool Pigeon” by Julie Davila. Open to the Public. No tickets required.

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November 2017

Symphonic Band Concert

November 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Comprised of students from across campus, the HPU Wind Ensemble performs a wide variety of music at multiple concerts throughout the year.  This year's Fall Concert will feature the full ensemble, smaller chamber groups, traditional compositions and new, modern works. Please join us for an entertaining night of music. Open to the Public. No Tickets Required.

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Instrumental Ensembles Concert

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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No tickets required. Open to the public.

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“Murta-Kruti” Opening Reception

November 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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    Open to the public. No tickets required.

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Phoenix Literary Festival – Wayne Koestenbaum

November 10 - November 11
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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HPU welcomes poet and cultural critic, Wayne Koestenbaum, a Harvard University graduate with an MA in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University and a PhD from Princeton University. Koestenbaum’s work often explores the male body and the emotional, sexual, and social weight of its exposure. About his poetry, David Lehman has said, “Wayne Koestenbaum has been writing poems so dashing and poignant, so sexy and savvy, that it’s hard not to like them. He puts wordplay at the service of autobiography, and…

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Veterans Day Celebration

November 10 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
James H. and Jesse E. Millis Athletic and Convocation Center, One University Avenue
High Point, 27268
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A Patriotic Salute and breakfast for military heroes. President Qubein and the entire HPU family warmly invite local veterans to celebrate their sacrifice and service to our nation. Featuring Cold War and Vietnam War (POW) Veteran, Col. J. Quincy Collins Jr., and performances by the North Carolina Brass Band and The High Point University Chamber Singers. A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available by contacting 336-841-4636 or by emailing concierge@highpoint.edu.  

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Jazz Ensemble Concert

November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Webb Conference Center, Ballroom, One University Parkway + Google Map

Please join High Point University's Department of Music for a Jazz Ensemble Concert. No tickets required. Open to the public.

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Musical Theatre Performance: Cabaret

November 16 - November 19
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Performance will begin at 7:30pm Thursday-Saturday, and 2pm on Sunday. Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,“ “Willkommen“ and “Maybe This Time.“ Leave your troubles outside — life is beautiful at CABARET, Kander & Ebb's Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.  In 1930 Berlin, young writer Cliff Bradshaw arrives in search of inspiration.  He wanders into the decadent Kit Kat Club, a seedy nightclub overseen by the strange,…

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Thanksgiving Message: Mike Schlappi

November 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Mike Schlappi, Hall of Fame Gold Medalist, Author of SHOT HAPPENS, Professional Speaker, Husband and Father of five, will inspire you with some workable strategies, tools, and mindsets that can be used to enrich your life. A story that began with a tragic accident has evolved into a lifetime of lessons and victories. Reserve your seat by contacting Campus Concierge at 336-841-4636 or by emailing concierge@highpoint.edu.

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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 at the Campus Concierge Desk for HPU students, faculty, and staff with a valid HPU Passport Card. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available…

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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 each year.  The festive concert showcases seasonal favorites, and includes 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 at High Point University. A limited number of complimentary tickets…

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