Friday, November 19, 2010

Annual Christmas at L-R Concert Set for December

The A Cappella Choir, College Singers, Brass Ensemble and Handbell Ensemble will present this year’s Christmas at Lenoir-Rhyne concerts at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, and at 7:30 p.m. December 6 and 7 at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Hickory.

These concerts are open to the public. Admission is free, but an offering will be taken to help defray costs. Due to the popularity of these programs, those wishing to attend are encouraged to arrive early.

The LRU Youth Chorus Kicks off the Holiday Season with a Concert on November 30th

The LRU Youth Chorus will be performing on Tuesday, November 30, from 7pm – 9pm at St. John's Lutheran Church in Conover, North Carolina

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

L-R Student James Crapps Receives Statewide Community Impact Student Award!

James “J.J.” Crapps of Lenoir-Rhyne University recently received North Carolina Campus Compact’s fifth Community Impact Student Award. Crapps was one of thirty-four college students across the state who received the award for making significant, innovative contributions to their campus’ efforts to address local community needs. Awardees also received a Volunteer Certificate of Appreciation from Gov. Beverly Perdue.

Crapps volunteered at several organizations including Rape Crisis Center of Catawba County, Hickory Police Department, Centro Latino and Habitat for Humanity, completing NC-ACTS! requirements twice. On campus, he has been a part of the homecoming committee, the campus activity board and served as a resident assistant. As the philanthropy chair for his fraternity, Crapps organized and facilitated several events and projects including fundraising for several organizations, hosting clothing drives and holding the first book drive for the Patrick Beaver Memorial Library.

The awards were presented at two NC Campus Compact Student Conferences that brought together over 300 college students and guests representing 34 North Carolina higher education institutions. On Oct. 30 at NC Wesleyan College, the Compact’s Executive Director, Dr. Lisa Keyne, presented the awards with the Reverend James Gailliard, CEO of the Impact Center and Senior Pastor of Word Tabernacle Church. Budd Berro, the Piedmont Regional Director for the Office of the Governor, joined Dr. Keyne in presenting the awards at Johnson C. Smith University on Nov. 6.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Western Piedmont Youth Symphony to Perform Fall Concert

The Western Piedmont Youth Symphony will perform on Monday, November 22 at 7 p.m. in the Arts and Science Center of Catawba Valley Auditorium. General admission with open seating is $5 per person with a family admission of $15 (up to four).The Youth Symphony is directly sponsored by Frye Regional Medical Center with additional support from the von Drehle Corporation.Reception to follow concert.

Over 80 young musicians have been hard at work preparing for their first concert of the season. Directed by John Gordon Ross, the Youth Symphony boasts a full complement of strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. Come and support our young musicians.

Western Piedmont Symphony is a grant recipient of the North Carolina Arts Council and a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.Business offices are located on the SALT Block at 243 Third Avenue NE, Hickory.Business hours are 9:00 am until 5:00 pm daily.Contact the Business Office at (828) 324-8603 for concert box office schedule or for more information.Visit the Symphony’s website at