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Helen Jean Smith Print Sales Support SVCC

The Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC) is selling canvas prints and note cards featuring “Chorister Frolic,” a painting done by local artist Helen Jean Smith, to raise support for the program, now in its 21st year. “Smith has painted so many of our beautiful landmarks and homes, our rural pastimes ...More

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Youth Symphony Presents Annual Fall Concert

The 38-member Shenandoah Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra, part of the preparatory music program at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), will present its fall concert on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in EMU’s Lehman Auditorium. The symphony will perform van Suppe’s ...More

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Musical Forces Combine in Annual Gala Concert

The annual celebration of the winter holiday season happens on Nov. 10, at 7 p.m., as the EMU music program presents its annual gala concert in Lehman Auditorium. For EMU students, the chance to perform in front of their peers and professors is something they “cherish.” ...More

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EMU Musicians Peer Into Casanova’s World

The first faculty artist series of the year will feature the Wild Geese presenting “Casanova’s Venice,” a concert that will include narration about one of history’s most famous autobiographers, Giacomo Casanova, on Friday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m., in Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) Martin Chapel. The chamber music concert will include 16th through 18th century works ...More

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Make a Splash With the Arts

At EMU, a Christian university like no other, students are learning to use art for social transformation, service within their community, to deepen their faith, and more. Theater As a theater student, you’ll act, direct and design productions, exploring your gifts and getting hands-on experience while ...More

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Doubling Down On Success

Being twins, Justin and Joel Rittenhouse learned to share growing up: toys, birthdays, even, in one sense, each other’s face. Now, the 21-year-olds  share another distinction — Eastern Mennonite University graduate. The brothers were among the more than 400 Royals who received diplomas on Sunday during commencement exercises at the liberal arts school. ...More

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Concert to Feature Works of Alice Parker

A March 29 concert by Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) Orchestra and Chamber Singers will feature the works of one of the preeminent composers of church hymns. Alice Parker, an American composer, arranger and conductor who has over a dozen recordings will be in attendance along with American poet Jean Janzen during the opening night of “That Sturdy Vine” at 8 p.m., ...More

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Historic Recital Connects Bach and Negro Spirituals

A program connecting the organ works of Johan Sebastian Bach and the vocal arrangements of Negro spirituals will create “a spiritual connection spanning the genres,” March 21, at 7 p.m., in Trinity Episcopal Church, Staunton, Va. The program will feature organist, Marvin Mills, and American soprano, Marlissa Hudson. The duo will alternate between solo organ works and addition ...More

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Celebrated Musicians to Perform at EMU

An accomplished duo will blend their talents and musical instruments in a resonating performance in Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) Martin Chapel during the next faculty artist series, Saturday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. ...More

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Recital Offers Ballads, Blues and Whimsical Fun

What do the West Side Story, Captain Hook and a Jabberwocky have in common? Each will be part of the next Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) faculty artist series, Friday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m., in Martin Chapel. The recital, “British & American Art Songs,” will feature baritone, James Richardson, assistant professor of music at EMU, and James Clemens, an award-winning co ...More