Barton College/Wilson Symphony to Feature Pianist Beth Levin on Nov. 18

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present their annual Fall Concert on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the Barton College campus. The orchestra, conducted by music director Mark N. Peterson, will welcome pianist Beth Levin to the Barton stage. Among the performance selections will be two standards of the classical repertoire: Mozart’s “Symphony No. 29 in A major, K201 and Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54. Admission for the fall orchestra performance will be $10 at the door or by season ticket. All students within the community will be admitted free of charge as well […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony Presents the “Downtown” Concert for the Wilson Community on Friday, Oct. 5

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present their first concert of the 2012-2013 season on Friday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church located at 100 Green Street in Wilson. Open to the public at no charge, the “Downtown” Concert will feature baritone Joel Gay, the associate music director of the First United Methodist Church, singing arias and songs by Mozart, Bach, and Schubert. The program will also feature a concerto for two oboes by Vivaldi and Schubert’s Symphony No.5. The community is invited to attend. “We are all so excited to present this gift to the Wilson community,” shared Mark N. Peterson, […]

Barton College / Wilson Symphony to Feature Acclaimed Cellist Bonnie Thron on Sunday, May 6

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present its Spring Concert on Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m. in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the Barton campus. The symphony, under the direction of Mark N. Peterson, will welcome to the Barton stage Bonnie Thron, principal cellist of the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra Bonnie Thron, who will perform Dvorak’s dynamic  “Cello Concerto in B Minor.” “We are delighted that this distinguished local personality is available to perform with us,” shared Peterson. “The Dvorak concerto has always been my personal favorite, and I have wanted for years to present it to our Wilson audience,” said Peterson.  In […]

ACC and Barton Alumni Return to Campus for “Voices Reunite” Concert on Saturday, April 21

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WILSON, N.C. — On Saturday, April 21, Atlantic Christian College and Barton College music alumni and friends, representing over four decades, will perform in the “Voices Reunite” concert to be held in Howard Chapel at 7 p.m. There is no charge for the program, and the community is invited to attend. A choir of seventy-five will sing selections ranging from an antiphonal Palestrina “Gloria Patri” to Gershwin’s Embraceable You,” from William Dawson’s “Soon ah will be Done” to Morten Lauridsen’s “Sure on this Shining Night,” from Stephen Paulus’ “The Road Home” to Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s “It’s a Grand Night for Singing,” just to name a few.  The choir promises a […]

Barton College Gospel Choir to Perform on Saturday, April 14

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College Gospel Choir’s Seventh Annual Spring Concert is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, at 5 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall. This year’s theme is “Moving to the Next Level.” The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. The Barton College Gospel Choir is under the leadership of Holly Zacharias, advisor, and Barton alumnus Terrence Canady, director.  TJ Jones is the director of the band. Returning this year is the Wynn Chapel Praise Dancers of Wynn Chapel Church Ministries Inc. of Elm City to provide their ministry in dance and Worship United Band of Raleigh will minister […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra Presents “Love the Symphony” on Feb. 14

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WILSON, N.C. — Celebrate Valentine’s Day in gala fashion with the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the twenty-first annual “Love the Symphony.” A much-anticipated annual event, this season’s “Love the Symphony” concert will feature former Wilsonian, pianist Joel A. Martin, the creator and trademark owner of Jazzical®, a marriage of classical and jazz. The event will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m. A candlelight buffet dinner will immediately follow the program at 8 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person, and reservations may be made by calling Laura Ashley Lamm at 252-399-6309. Please note that tables for eight are […]

Barton’s Lighting of the Luminaries Opens the Christmas Season on November 29

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WILSON, N.C. — The Lighting of the Luminaries, a long-standing tradition for the Barton College community, will usher in the Christmas season on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The College family invites the surrounding community to join them for this festive celebration. The celebration will begin with a candlelight dinner served in the Hamlin Student Center Dining Hall at 5 p.m.  Cost for the meal is $6 for adults and $3 for children and students not on the meal plan. At 4 p.m., students will begin lighting over 1,700 luminaries across 32 acres of the main campus, and at 6 p.m., students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the College, and members […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony to Perform at the First United Methodist Church on Nov. 20

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Patrick Kreeger featured performer WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony will present the dynamic local artist Patrick Kreeger in a “tour de force” concert on Sunday, Nov. 20, at the First United Methodist Church, 100 Green St. N. in Wilson. The performance, scheduled for 3 p.m., will feature Kreeger playing the virtuosic harpsichord part in J.S. Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No.5, the finale to Louis Vierne’s 5th Organ Symphony and the brilliant Concerto for Organ and Orchestra by Francis Poulenc. The Bach concerto will also feature Andrew Bonner and Alison Mossey playing the solo violin and flute parts, respectively. The orchestra will be conducted by music director Mark N. Peterson. […]

Barton College / Wilson Symphony Orchestra presents “Symphony and Soul” on October 13th

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WILSON, N.C. – “Symphony and Soul,” the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra’s signature fall dinner and concert, will open a spectacular 2011-2012 concert season on Thursday, Oct. 13.  With the promise of a delightful program of music and food to warm the soul, the concert will feature three outstanding soloists drawn from the orchestra’s own roster. Ryan Isaac Robinson, longtime principal trombonist with the orchestra, will play Ferdinand David’s classic “Trombone Concertino.”  Principal flutist Allison Mossey and harpist Vonda Darr will perform Mozart’s scintillating “Concerto for Flute and Harp.” Under the direction of music director Mark N. Peterson, the orchestra will also perform Mussorgsky’s dynamic “A Night on Bald Mountain” and […]

Barton College Gospel Choir Featured on WRAL’s Spiritual Awakening Gospel Music Program – May 8

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WILSON, N.C. — The success of Barton’s students is celebrated through stories, testimonials, and now, even song. The Barton College Gospel Choir will be featured on WRAL-TV’s Spiritual Awakening gospel music program on Sunday morning, May 8, at 6 a.m., and during an encore performance on WRAL’s sister station, WRAZ Fox 50, at 8 a.m. The Barton College Gospel Choir is under the leadership of Holly Zacharias, advisor, and Barton alumnus Terrence Canady, choir director.  TJ Jones is the director of the gospel choir band. The choir’s musical selections for the program will include “Behold, Bless Ye the Lord” (Psalm 134), “Real” by Melvin Crispell and Testimony, “And We Are Glad” […]