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November

Nov 1

Sound & Symbol Lecture Series - Here Comes the Bride
11 a.m.

Weddings & Marriage in the Hindu Tradition

Dr. Raji Kaloji, leader in the Hampton Roads Hindu Community

Puppy Love: Incorporating Animals into Wedding Ceremonies and Family Rituals

Dr. Kathy Shepherd Stolley, Professor of Sociology

Fine Arts Building, Room 9 (Free)

(Originally scheduled for Sept. 13; rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence)

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Nov 11

In Time of Trouble, O God of Peace
4 p.m.

The Center for Sacred Music presents a Fall Hymn Festival, Wycliffe Presbyterian Church, 1445 N. Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach

Brian Hehn, Director of The Hymn Society in the U.S. and Canada’s Center for Congregational Song, leads this festival of his own design. 

In a few weeks, Christians around the world will sing of the coming of the Prince of Peace, while living with war and violence. How do we honor those who served the country while praising the God of Peace? Join in singing hymns and songs old and new as we commemorate Veterans Day while praising God whose kingdom on earth will finally allow us to lay down sword and shield.

Nov 15

Sound & Symbol Lecture Series - Here Comes the Bride
11 a.m.

Weddings & Marriage in the Jewish Tradition

Rabbi Michael Panitz, Temple Israel-Norfolk, and VWU Adjunct Professor of History and Religion

 

Wedded Blitz: Pre- and Post-Production Promotion of the Wedding

Dr. Linda Ferguson, Dean of the Birdsong School of Social Science, Professor of Management, Business, and Economics 

Fine Arts Building, Room 9

February

Feb 21

Let Heaven and Nature Sing Series - An exploration of the nature of sound
11 a.m.

I’m Picking Up Good Vibrations - Dr. Katrina Henry, VWU Assistant Professor of Physics, and Henry Faivre, Registered Piano Technician, explain and demonstrate the physics of sound through strings, bars, salt, and the inner workings of the harpsichord, upright and grand pianos. In Fine Arts Building, Room 9.

Feb 25

An Evening of Bach
7:30 p.m.

Chorale cantatas, Johann Sebastian Bach’s gift to the Christian Church, fill an evening where the audience becomes the ‘congregation’ to sing the chorales. The Wren Masters, the faculty baroque ensemble of the College of William and Mary, join soloists Billye Brown Youmans, soprano, Charles Humphries, counter-tenor, Douglas Lynch, tenor, and Jeremy Yoder, bass, with VWU’s Vox Vera and CamerataDr. Bryson Mortensen, conductor. Cantata78 – “Jesu, der du meine Seele“  (Jesus, you are my soul), Cantata 54 – “Widerstehe doch der Sünde“ (Resist the Sin), and Cantata 140– “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme”  (Awake, the Voice is calling us). Co-sponsored by the Center for Sacred Music. Hofheimer Theater. Free and open to the public.

April

Apr 4

Let Heaven and Nature Sing Series - An exploration of the nature of sound
11 a.m.

Don’t Stop the Music - Becky Watson, Board Certified Music Therapist, explores the therapeutic effects of music in various populations and the differences between listening, performing, and teaching in Fine Arts Building, Room 9.

 

 

 

Apr 25

Let Heaven and Nature Sing Series - An exploration of the nature of sound
11 a.m.

All the Better to Hear You With - Dr. Stephanie Moody-Antonio, Associate Professor of Otology and Director of the Cochlear Implant Program at EVMS, explores the hearing apparatus and how to keep it functioning for a lifetime. In Fine Arts, Room 9.