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November 2019

Recital Series Featuring: Aleks Romano and Kevin Miller

November 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Critically acclaimed musical artists Aleks Romano, mezzo-soprano, and Kevin Miller, pianist take the stage in this special collaboration featuring music by and about women. This program centers on the feminine perspective in pursuit of a life well-lived, with an emphasis on diverse compositional voices and viewpoints. Beloved works from the vocal canon are reframed alongside new works, allowing for a parallel study of historical perspectives and experiences. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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Art Gallery Opening Reception: Bob Brown

November 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Sechrest Gallery of Art is pleased to announce the acquisition of a major collection of prints by famed Nigerian printmaker, Bruce Onobrakpeya. Onobrakpeya has been designated a "Living Treasure" by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and his work has been featured at the Tate Modern in London, the National Museum of African Art of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and the Malmö Konsthall in Malmö, Sweden.   This collection was given to the Sechrest…

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Instrumental Chamber Ensembles Concert

November 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Bluegrass/Old Time Jam with Wayne Fugate and the Bright Star Band

November 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
David R. Hayworth Park, Hoffman Amphitheatre

Join Wayne Fugate, a talented mandolin player and part of the original production and national tour of the hit Broadway musical, Bright Star, for an Old Time Bluegrass Jam in David R. Hayworth park on Monday, November 11 at 11 a.m. This exciting music event will be joined by the Bright Star band and all are invited to sit, listen, dance, or even bring your own instrument to play with the band! The outdoor amphitheater is located between the Slane…

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Bright Star

November 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - November 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, 833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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By Steve Martin and Edie Brickell Show Times: November 14-16 at 7:30, 17th at 2 pm; Pauline Theatre in Hayworth Fine Arts Center Inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steven Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II,…

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Phoenix Literary Festival Featuring Keynote: Maaza Mengiste

November 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - November 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Phoenix Literary Festival Dates: November 15th at 5:00pm, November 16th at 11:00am Location: Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium Maaza Mengiste, born in Ethiopia. In the mid-’70s, there was a revolution and an authoritarian dictatorship took over.  She lived in Nigeria for a while, and then Kenya. When she was seven, her family moved to Colorado. She went to college thinking she would become a doctor. That’s every Ethiopian parent’s dream for their child. But as soon as she got there, she…

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Chamber Music Series Presents: Annual Holiday Concert

November 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Please join us on Sunday, November 17th at 7:30 pm in the Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel for HPU's music faculties annual Holiday Concert. This concert will feature many holiday favorites, including Tchaikovsky’s beloved Nutcracker Suite and arrangements of favorite Christmas Carols from around the world. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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Jazz Ensemble Concert

November 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Empty Space Theatre, One University Parkway + Google Map

Join the High Point University Jazz Ensemble for a swinging evening of music representing the best of every era. From the big band repertoire of Ellington and Basie, to the modern standards of Miles, Coltrane and beyond, you are sure to hear your favorite classics, old and new.  

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HPU Wind Ensemble Winter Concert

November 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The HPU Wind Ensemble will present its Winter Concert on Friday, November 22nd at 7:30pm in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. This performance will include a mixture of holiday favorites and traditional works for wind band.  Get into the holiday spirit with this delightful performance by the HPU Wind Ensemble!

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Thanksgiving Message featuring Bruce Boguski and Donna Mack

November 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Bruce Boguski, author, motivational speaker, columnist, and media personality well known for his ability to inspire others to “do the impossible”. Bruce knows firsthand the attitude and skills required to overcome physical and mental challenges.  At age 18, Bruce was partially paralyzed in an automobile accident.  Although doctors warned that he might never walk again, he left the hospital a few months later under his own power.  After a two-year struggle to regain full use of his body, Bruce went on…

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Community Orchestra Concert

November 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, 833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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The High Point University Community Orchestra will perform it’s fall concert on Monday, November 25th at 7:30pm in HPU’s Hayworth Fine Arts Center.  Featured on the program is the seven-movement orchestral suite, The Planets, composed by Gustav Holst.  Each movement represents all of the known planets the solar system seen from Earth at the time (1916), and their corresponding astrological character.  In addition, HPU Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano, Dr. Wei Jiao, will perform one of the most famous of…

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December 2019

North Carolina Symphony: Holiday Pops Concert

December 1, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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**SOLD OUT** Please call Campus Concierge to be placed on the wait-list. Join us on Sunday, December 1 at 3:00 PM in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center for the highly anticipated Holiday POPS concert, featuring the North Carolina Symphony. This exciting musical production will surely get you in the holiday mood as the North Carolina Symphony plays many favorite, holiday classics, such as the Concert Suite from The Polar Express and music from The Nutcracker. This performance is supported by the…

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Holiday Choral Concert

December 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Our annual Holiday Choral Concert has become one of the community’s most popular holiday events, and this year will be the most exciting to date! The concert will be a festive evening of beloved holiday music, Christmas songs from around the world, and some stunning new carols that are sure to delight.  The concert will feature all of the university choral ensembles: University Singers, Chapel Choir, Women’s Chorus, Men’s Glee Club, and Chamber Singers; under the direction of Dr. Marc…

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Lessons and Carols

December 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 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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49th Annual Prayer Breakfast

December 6, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
James H. and Jesse E. Millis Athletic and Convocation Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268

For 49 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 Mrs. Carol Earnhardt. 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…

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Community Christmas Celebration

December 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - December 13, 2019 @ 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. Visit www.highpoint.edu/christmas or download the Community Christmas App for more information.

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HPU Christmas Drive

December 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - December 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
HPU Campus, 833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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Come drive around High Point University's campus and take a look at all of the Christmas decorations! Guests are invited to drive through campus to enjoy views of the more than 100,000 Christmas lights, a candy cane DNA structure in Congdon Hall, a life-size Nativity scene, 138 nutcrackers and soldiers and other holiday decorations on December 18 - December 23 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm each day. Visitors should enter campus at the Centennial Avenue and International Drive intersection and will…

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January 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. Service: Rev. Michael A Walrond, Jr.

January 20 @ 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. Martin Luther King, Jr. was deeply committed to serving others and helping foster a most just society. Every year, thousands of people across the United States come together to honor Dr. King through service projects, scholarship opportunities, and worship services. High Point University and the surrounding community are growing their partnership to make MLK…

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Phoenix Reading Series: Elizabeth Bradfield

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Elizabeth Bradfield is a writer and naturalist. She is the author of the poetry collections Once Removed, Approaching Ice, Interpretive Work and the forthcoming mixed-genre Toward Antarctica. Her poems and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, West Branch, Poetry, The Atlantic Monthly, Orion and elsewhere. For the past twenty years, she has worked as a naturalist and guide on ships both at home and in some of the globe’s most remote places. Winner of the Audre Lorde Prize from the Publishing Triangle, finalist for…

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Copenhagen Play Reading

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Culp Planetarium in Wanek School of Natural Sciences

Join us for a reading of the play Copenhagen by Michael Frayn, directed by HPU student Emmie D’Amico. Scientists Heisenberg, Bohr, and Bohr's wife meet after their deaths to debate the motivations and outcomes of their attendance to a 1941 meeting in Copenhagen to discuss nuclear power. For guests interested in experiential learning, from 5:30-6:30 pm, the HPU Mobile Lab will be parked outside the Wanek School of Natural Sciences and will welcome visitors with activities that highlight the science concepts…

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