Friday, December 9, 2016

The semester draws to a hectic conclusion, and Thursday night provided a special respite from the term's busy burdens.

I attended the 4:30 presentation of the PSC Christmas Choral Concert that featured the Women's Choir, Prestige Show Choir, and the Concert Chorale. 

Three stellar performances in the Band Room in Fine Arts. 

I uploaded a series of photographs on Flickr from the late-afternoon's fanfare and fun.

In addition, please enjoy the following recordings.

Women's Choir performs, Magnificat

Prestige Show Choir performs Mary, Did You Know?

Concert Chorale performs Glow.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Andrea Hariston and Pan Morigan Return to PSC

Andrea Hariston and Pan Morigan will offer at least three presentations on their return trip to Peru State College.

For a look at what the two accomplished the last time around, check out the blog page devoted to their exciting 2011 autumn visit.

Sponsored by Peru State College, The Creative Writing Series, and Alpha Chi Honor Society, on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 6 and 7, Andrea and Pan will give a total of three presentations.

Andrea is an accomplished and internationally-recognized dramatist and the author of Mindscape, the award-winning Redwood and Wildflower, and her most recent novel, Will Do Magic for Small Change.  She also penned Lonely Stardust: Two Plays, a Speech, and Eight Essays

She also serves as Artistic Directory of Chrysalis Theater and the Louise Wolff Kahn 1931 Professor of Theatre and Afro-American Studies at Smith College. For more information about her numerous awards, read more on Andrea's homepage.

Pan Morigan is an awarding-winning musician, song writer, producer, and vocalist. She also serves as the Music Director for Chrysalis Theater.

Take the time to listen to selections from her CD Blue.

Tuesday at 12:30 in the Fine Arts Recital Hall: Pan will accompany Andrea's dramatic reading from the first two chapters of Andrea's highly-praised new novel: Will Do Magic for Small Change.

Wednesday at 11:00 in the Fine Arts Recital Hall:  Pan will accompany Andrea's dramatic reading.

Wednesday at 2:00 in the Fine Arts Recital Hall: Pan will showcase her voice and musical talents.

I look forward to seeing many of you at the performances. And on Tuesday and Wednesday, feel free to join us for lunch in the student cafeteria.