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Elizabethtown College Upcoming Events

Apr 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page

Fine and Performing Arts spring program May 2

The Elizabethtown College Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents a spring program of music and drama, celebrating the arrival of spring and the end of the semester. The program takes place from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 2, in the College’s Zug Recital Hall.

The musical program features performances by chamber groups from the College’s Music Division, including the brass, flute, piano and mixed winds ensembles, with highlights from members of the cast of the upcoming May 6 performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance.

This event is free and open to the public. Contact: Amy Reynolds at or 717-361-1212.


Symphonic Band performs at Elizabethtown College

April concert features premiere performance of student composition

The Fine and Performing Arts Department, Music Division, at Elizabethtown College hosts the spring Symphonic Band Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in Leffler Chapel and Performance Center’s Musser Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

The 55-member ensemble, directed by Dr. Robert Spence, performs works by Robert Sheldon, Howard Hanson, Tsutomu Tajima, Frank Ticheli, Jaime Texidor and Paul Hindemith. Featured on the program will be a concert band premier by composer Tanna Leigh Gibble, ’12 plus musical selections under the baton of guest conductors Dr. Kevin Shorner-Johnson and Amber Farah, ’12

Contact: Amy Reynolds at 717-361-1212 or


Secluded Orthodox Jews, Amish explored in April 26 Snowden Lecture at Elizabethtown College

Benyamin Neuberger speaks on ultra-religious communities at Young Center


Haredim, a group of devout, orthodox Jews, who are theologically, socially and politically conservative, will be discussed by Snowden Lecturer Benyamin Neuberger at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Bucher Meetinghouse at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College.

Haredim, sometimes referred to as ultra-orthodox, use the Torah’s written and oral law to determine every aspect of their life. Neuberger, professor of political science and African studies at the Open University of Israel, will explore the highly religious Haredim and Amish communities in Israel and the U.S. and will compare their basic attitudes toward the state, its political system, government, laws and judiciary.

Neuberger has published widely on nationalism and ethnicity. He was named the Snowden Fellow for 2010, but was unable to fulfill his appointment until this spring. The Snowden fellowship and lecture are endowed by Lucille Snowden in memory of C. Armon Snowden. The lecture, is free and open to the public. Contact: the Young Center at 717-361-1470.


Emotion dance club performs May 4 and 5 at E-town

Each year the Emotion Spring Showcase comes this closeto selling out at Elizabethtown College. The highly anticipated dance show takes place this year at 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, in the College’s Leffler Chapel and Performance Center. The Emotion Spring Showcase features 24 dance numbers highlighting jazz, ballet, modern, hip-hop, Tahitian, partnering, cheerleading and lyrical routines.

Doors open at 7:15 p.m. both nights, and tickets are $3 for students; $4 for general admission. To reserve your ticket, email Emotion at or visit the College’s Baugher Student Center table between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, April 30, through Friday, May 4. If tickets remain, they will be available at the door.

As always, the selections and routines were chosen by the student club members, many of whom also choreographed numbers in the winter showcase last semester. The dance showcase is sponsored by Elizabethtown College’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Theatre and Dance Division.



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