Pfeiffer University Concert Choir Spring Break Tour: Coming to a Town Near You
The Pfeiffer University Concert Choir will spend its spring break, March 10-18, touring the Southeast. Upon its return to Pfeiffer’s Misenheimer campus on Sun., March 18, the group will perform its program for the community at Henry Pfeiffer Chapel, 7 p.m.
Under the direction of Joseph Judge ’87, director of choral activities and assistant professor of music, the 30-member choir will present a series of free concerts titled “Dances to Life,” centered around a musical piece that bears the same name, composed by Mack Wilberg, musical director for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Senior art exhibition to feature Pfeiffer seniorsTJ Havens, Chelsea Demers and Kaci Markham will display their art on Monday, October 03 11:00 am This event is located in the Grace and Cameron West Art Gallery. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Pfeiffer exhibits works by ‘Emerging Artists’ throughout March
Throughout the month of March, the Grace and Cameron West Art Gallery at Pfeiffer University will host two simultaneous shows to exhibit the work of last year’s “Emerging Artists” recipients Everitt Clark and Heidi Ramseur.
Joshua Cross, assistant professor of art and director of the gallery at Pfeiffer, sent a call for artwork to a number of young visual artists across several neighboring states. The result was the university’s first regional emerging artists’ exhibition, a juried show, held in October.
Everitt Clark, was one of two winners from that show. He is a native of Fairfax, Va. and an alumnus of Princeton University. For his current show, “New Works,” Clark took to the suburbs of northern Virginia. He chose not to use the now common digital camera, but rather a traditional film camera for pieces presented in this collection. Clark prints and prepares all his works himself.
“The work calls to mind immaculately manicured lawns, cookie-cutter houses, and lives of quiet desperation. Look more closely, though, and you will discover visual forms that could exist neither in the big city nor in the unspoiled wilderness,” Clark said.
Heidi Ramseur is a native of Albemarle, N.C. and a 2010 Pfeiffer alumna. Her Pfeiffer roots can be seen in her show title, “Nothin’ Could Be Finer…” A photographer and mixed media artist, Ramseur uses everyday objects including wire, plaster and paper to create her works of art.
“I like to not only see my story in artwork, but to also have the opportunity to feel it in a tangible way,” Ramseur said.
Pictured above: An untitled work by artist Everitt Clark.
Pfeiffer remembers late music professor Marvin Burke with memorial concert April 3
The Pfeiffer University community was saddened by the death of Pfeiffer Emeritus Professor of Music Mr. Marvin W. Burke who died Feb. 6, at age of 75, after a long illness. Burke played an influential role in the lives of many Pfeiffer alumni and faculty and as a result, his life will be celebrated through his love for music and song.
On Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 4 p.m., Pfeiffer University will host a memorial service to honor the life of Burke. The event will be held in the Pfeiffer Chapel on the Misenheimer campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Burke conducted a number of musical organizations within the Pfeiffer community including the Pfeiffer Chapel Choir, The Pfeiffer Handbell Choir, The Stanly County Chorale, and the choirs of First United Methodist in Charlotte, First Presbyterian in Albemarle and First Presbyterian in Salisbury.
Current members of these choirs, other friends, and Pfeiffer alumni will join together to sing several selections during the service. Choir alumni and friends are invited to gather in the Pfeiffer Chapel at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 3 to rehearse for the service. The selections to be sung are: “Alleluia” by Randall Thompson, “He, watching Over Israel” by Mendelssohn, “Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace,” by Davis Stanley York, “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,” arranged by arr. Rutter, and the last movement of the Brahms Requiem.
Pfeiffer University to Host Visiting Composer Paul Basler October 19 and 20
The School of Humanities and Music Department at Pfeiffer University will host Visiting Composer Paul Basler on October 19 and 20, 2009 on the Misenheimer campus. Dr. Basler’s residency will feature a number of lectures, master classes, and concerts culminating in a Fall Concert by the Pfeiffer University Wind Ensemble and Concert Choir at 7 PM on Tuesday, October 20.