What did you miss while the Scoop was away? Well I’ll tell you. Better yet, I’ll show you.
The Spring Opera Sketches, directed by Dr. Clayne Robison, which I had the opportunity to participate in, was an absolute blast. We performed selections by Mozart and Bizet, scenes from “Pirates of Penzance,” and the entirety of the comic one-act opera “The Old Maid and The Thief.”
The annual Senior Art Show featured the work of ten students. You can read more about the show and see video interviews of some of the students on our news site.
The Southern Virginia University Orchestra presented its Spring concert, performing musical selections including one of the Bach’s Brandenburg concertos and themes from “Rocky.”
The Southern Virginia University Concert Chorale, which performed with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra earlier in the semester, presented a concert along with Bella Voce, the university women’s choir and the Flute Choir.
Two Southern Virginia students, David Taylor and Delaney Gustafson, performed at Feeding America’s first annual Young Artists Against Hunger event at the Jefferson Center Shaftman Performance Hall on April 30.
“We teach that life is service here, and what better way to do that than supporting our fellow men in a great cause?” said Gustafson. “The genius of small is preparing its musicians not just to sing and play beautifully, but to use our talents to support others.”
So you see, though the Scoop has been otherwise engaged, our students have certainly been busy. Keep checking back for more word on what we’re up to over here at Southern Virginia.
(Post by Hannah Benson Rodriguez ’13. Photos by Lindsey Morgan ’14, Dinah Rogers ’13, and Jonathan H. Bowden ’13.)