Anderson University Pulls
Out All the Stops with Third Annual
President and Mrs.
Evans Whitaker cordially invite the Anderson community to the third annual
President’s Gala. A host of talented singers, dancers and instrumentalists will
present the free concert on Friday, April 23, 2010 at 8:00 pm. In its third
year, the President’s Gala has become a beloved event for the arts in the
Anderson area and throughout The Upstate. The program features a variety of top
performers from the AU College of Visual and Performing Arts.
from the music and theatre departments along with the AU orchestra, brass
quintet and string quintet will take on a variety of musical genres designed to
give any audience member something memorable to take home with them.
Performances will highlight classic American composer George Gershwin, including
music from American in Paris. The
evening will include familiar favorites “Fly Me to the Moon” and “Come Fly with Me,” along with the
timeless piece “Gabriel’s Oboe.” The concert will conclude with a moving
presentation of “Non Nobis, Domine” (Not
to Us, Oh Lord) from Kenneth Branagh’s film version of Henry V.
are welcome to come and enjoy this free night of culture and entertainment, but
tickets are required. Preconcert music will be presented outside the Rainey
Center, in the lobby and onstage beginning at 7:30 p.m. The President’s Gala will be held in
the Henderson Auditorium of The Rainey Fine Arts Center. Call 864-231-2080 for
tickets. Admission is free.
University is a comprehensive university affiliated with the South Carolina
Baptist Convention offering bachelors and masters degrees. Anderson is ranked
in the Top Tier (top 33) of colleges and universities in the South by U. S.
News & World Report. Anderson
has also been named one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys.” Located in
The Upstate region of South Carolina near the foothills of the Appalachians,
Anderson University features a rigorous education in a supportive Christian