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  • OC To Host Benefit Concert For Japan May 22

    The public is invited to donate used, musical instruments to Japan at a free benefit concert held at Oklahoma Christian University on May 22. Organized by Miho Fisher, a native of Japan and a piano accompanist for Oklahoma Christian and OCU, the classical-music concert will feature two pianists, a baritone, three cellists and a violinist. Monetary donations will be accepted as well. “Many public schools lost their music instruments in the tsunami, and they are asking for help collecting ...

  • OC Produces North American premiere of Classic Opera

    It is not very often that Oklahoma hosts a North American premiere of a classic, European opera. Oklahoma Christian University will do just that on April 17 when the music department offers free admission to its performance of the comedy “Ten Brides and No Groom.” The U.S. premiere of this new, authoritative edition will be conducted by Ken Adams, professor of music at Oklahoma Christian, and directed by Vince Leseney, associate professor of musical theatre at the University of ...

  • OC Music Contributions Recognized At State Conference

    Oklahoma Christian’s department of music had a very successful and busy week. Three symphonic band majors performed in the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Honor Band in Tulsa at the meeting of the Oklahoma Music Educators Association last Thursday. OC’s entire symphonic band, as well as the Chorale, led by Dr. Ken Adams, also performed at OC’s Libertas Dinner, which honored former President Ronald Reagan that night. In addition, the Oklahoma Community Orchestra was selected as an ...

  • 2011 Valentine Cabaret

    The Oklahoma Christian University Music Department has “something coming” on Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 10-12: the 22nd annual Valentine Cabaret dinner theater, featuring the music of the legendary Broadway composer Leonard Bernstein. The festivities will start at 6 p.m. each evening, with a catered candlelight dinner in the McIntosh Conservatory, located inside the Garvey Center on the OC campus, followed by the Cabaret performance at 7 p.m. in the adjacent Recital Hall. The...

  • Chorale Festival to be held at OC

    A free massed choir concert of almost 400 singers from six colleges and universities will be the concluding event of the 38th Christian College Choral Festival this weekend. The concert, which is open to the public, will be Saturday, Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Oklahoma Christian University’s Hardeman Auditorium. The six university choirs which will perform are Crowley’s Ridge College (Crowley’s Ridge, Ark.), Freed-Hardeman University (Henderson, Tenn.), Harding University (...

  • Cocoa & Carols at OC

    OC will host its 34th annual holiday gift to the community, “Cocoa and Carols,” tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Hardeman Auditorium. This free performance features a masterwork for chorus and orchestra, followed by a selection of much loved holiday music. Hot cocoa and cider will be served during intermission of the concert, which is open to the public. A wide variety of holiday selections will be performed by more than 200 students and faculty of the university’s music department, ...

  • OC Celebrates The Holidays

    OC will celebrate the holiday season with its Third Annual Winter Wonderland Week, beginning with the Lighting of the Commons Tuesday night. The family event includes pictures with Santa, live music and horse drawn carriage rides from 6-9 p.m. The holiday theme will continue Thursday through Saturday as the theater program presents the comedy, “Inspecting Carol,” at 8 p.m. in Judd Theatre. At the risk of losing precious grant sponsorship, a fractious community theater embarks on ...

  • "Thoroughly Modern Millie" Visits OC

    New York City in the 1920s is coming to the stage at Oklahoma Christian University in the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” The production is part of OC’s homecoming weekend and is directed by alumnus Chad Anderson. It will run Nov. 4-6 at 8 p.m. in Hardeman Auditorium on the OC campus. The show, with a cast of 25, focuses on the story of Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city to start a new life during the Roaring Twenties. This was a time when women were ...

  • Oklahoma Community Orchestra Opens New Season Tuesday

    The Oklahoma Community Orchestra opens its 27th season with “A Celtic Connection” Sept. 28. The performance will feature instrumental Celtic group, “Mithril,” and will be held in Hardeman Auditorium on the OC campus at 7:30 p.m. A campus map can be found here. Oklahoma Christian music professor John Fletcher will conduct the concert, which will also include “Somerset Rhapsody” by Gustav Holst and Aaron Copland’s “Billy The Kid” suite. &...

  • OC's Music Department ends year with two One-Act Operas

    The musical theater season at Oklahoma Christian University ends April 18 with two comic “one act” operas including an all-student cast and the University Chorale. The music department will present Offenbach’s “Ladies of the Market” and John Duke’s “Captain Lovelock” at 7:30 p.m. in Hardeman Auditorium. The Music Department chose to produce two short operas to allow more students to be included. “I had a number of students this year that, ...

  • Rogers and Hammerstein classics to be performed at Valentine Cabaret

    Fans of Broadway musical composers Rogers and Hammerstein will have a unique opportunity to celebrate the Valentine week with a loved one. The Music Department at Oklahoma Christian University will host its 21st Valentine Cabaret dinner theatre Feb. 11-13. The catered, candle-lit dinner and musical revue, titled An Enchanted Evening With Rogers and Hammerstein, features 30 classic songs from 11 famous musicals. According to Ken Adams, professor of music, the performance presents a ...

  • Music students at Tulsa convention

    Four of our music majors have been selected to perform with the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Honor Band. Dr. John Fletcher will be traveling with them today to Tulsa, where they will participate alongside students from colleges and universities across the state. They will have intensive rehearsals today and tomorrow, and perform together Thursday afternoon at the annual music educators convention. Our participating music majors are: Hayley Neff, flute Julia Yeilding, clarinet Jay Brasket, ...

  • OC presents beloved holiday tradition "Cocoa and Carols"

    Oklahoma Christian University’s 33rd annual holiday gift to the community,“Cocoa and Carols” will feature a masterwork for chorus and orchestra, followed by a selection of much loved holiday music.  The annual event will be Sunday, December 6 at 2 p.m. in Hardeman Auditorium, located in the Garvey Center on the OC campus. The concert is free and open to the public. A wide variety of holiday selections will be performed by more than 200 students and faculty of the ...

  • Oklahoma Community Orchestra premieres new work at OC

    The Oklahoma Community Orchestra will premiere a new symphonic work called “The Mary Rose” Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Hardeman Auditorium at Oklahoma Christian University. On the heels of the sold-out premier of the Argosy Overture, Kyle Dillingham and Callen Clarke are launching this Fantasy-Overture for violin and orchestra with OC music professor John Fletcher conducting. The Mary Rose, a legendary Renaissance warship laid down 500 years ago by King Henry VIII, sank ...

  • Professor helps orchestra gain awareness in Oklahoma

    From NewsOK.com For recent college graduates who seek opportunities to continue performing and retirees who find they now have considerably more time to practice, the Oklahoma Community Orchestra provides an outlet for those who share the common desire to perform in an accomplished musical ensemble. Participants pay a minimal fee to join the orchestra, which rehearses weekly on the Oklahoma Christian campus. The group’s upcoming performance, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Oklahoma Christian&...

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