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Schedule coming soon. Ticket sales are managed through the Shorter University Box Office (with the exception of the R.O.M.E. Concert Series). For tickets contact:
Shorter University Box Office
Occasional changes in dates for arts events may occur. Visit this page for the latest schedule. All events are on the main Shorter University campus, located at 315 Shorter Avenue, Rome, Georgia, unless otherwise indicated.
*Monday, October 22
Northwest Georgia Choral Festival
Concert at 6:30 pm in Winthrop-King Center
The 17th annual festival will focus on the theme of world music. Joined by Phillip Shoultz, conducting our first ever 5th-8th grade boys choir, and Dr. Stefanie Cash conducting the high school mixed choir, it is sure to be a fun evening filled with music from around the world.
*Saturday, November 10
Sunday, November 25
Choral opportunities at Shorter University include the Shorter Chorale and the Shorter Chorus which are open to all students. The Chorale is an auditioned ensemble of 40-45 singers who perform at the university, in local churches, throughout the Southeast, and on tours abroad once every three years.
The Shorter Chorale, founded in 1968, is widely regarded as one of the finest university choral ensembles in the southeastern United States. The 2004-2005 season featured a tour of the great cathedrals and churches of England with performances in Coventry Cathedral, Canterbury Cathedral, Christ Church, Oxford and Great St. Mary’s in Cambridge. In 2005, the first broadcast of the Shorter Chorale was heard on National Public Radio.
Previously, the Chorale has toured extensively throughout Europe and Russia, earning resounding critical acclaim. The Chorale has been featured at the Georgia convention of the American Choral Directors Association, Georgia Music Educators In-Service Conferences, as well as the Georgia National Association of Teachers of Singing convention. This exceptional choir continues its tradition of excellence with many guest appearances throughout the United States.
The Shorter Chorale performs frequently during the year. In addition to the annual Fall and Spring concerts, the Chorale performs at the Feaste of Caroles and the Northwest Georgia Choral Festival, for various school functions, in churches throughout the southeast, and on a yearly tour.
Click here to see the Shorter Chorale perform.Enjoy the Shorter Chorale on CD!
Celebrate the Christmas season with the sounds of the Shorter Chorale – and help Chorale members defray the cost of their spring tour to Italy. The CD, A Savior from on High, includes 19 tracks.
“The cost of producing the CDs has already been covered,” Dr. Shaw said, “so every penny from the sales goes to students’ accounts for the Chorale tour.”
***Click here to download an order form. Please send completed forms to:
Dr. Stefanie Cash 315 Shorter Avenue
315 Shorter Avenue
The Shorter Chorus is a large mixed ensemble that is open to any talented student at Shorter University who enjoys singing. Students are admitted to and placed in the ensemble by a simple voice-test process. The Chorus performs a variety of traditional repertoire in many languages and from all style periods. The Chorus performs twice each semester and joins forces with the Shorter Chorale for special events. The highest standards of choral excellence, performance practice, and professionalism are encouraged and expected. In the 2006–2007 concert season, the Shorter Chorus performed in six languages from all stylistic periods, and performed the World Premiere of a new spiritual by composer Paul Carey (b.1954).
Please contact Len Willingham at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the Shorter Chorus.
The Feaste of Caroles is the annual Christmas concert presented by the Shorter Chorale and Chorus and an invited guest choir. It is held on the weekend prior to Thanksgiving, due to the academic calendar, but is welcomed by the community as the early bird herald of the season. Selections include classical and traditional songs of the holidays.
The Northwest Georgia Choral Festival is held on a Monday near the end of October. It features a High School Festival Choir conducted by the Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Martha Shaw, and a Treble Festival Choir of 4-6th graders conducted by a guest clinician.
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