Category: Arts and Performance

Annual Christmas at Chowan Concert Announced for Sunday, December 3rd

Christmas at Chowan

The Chowan Singers, Chamber Chorus, Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble and Community Chorus will present the annual Christmas at Chowan concert Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 3:00 PM. The Music Department, working with Smart Start, is collecting toys for the children of Hertford County. A huge, wrapped Christmas box will be at the entrance of Turner […]

Briley-Weaver Piano Dedication Service led by Maja Rajković and Dennis Krasnokutsy

Maja Rajkovió and Dennis Krasnokutsy perform for a crowd

On Sunday, November 6th, 2023, the Chowan University community gathered in the Chowan Chapel to witness the dedication of the Briley-Weaver Steinway piano. The grand event featured a captivating concert by renowned pianist Maja Rajkoviċ, accompanied by the talented Dennis Krasnokutsy on the viola. The Briley-Weaver Steinway piano, a magnificent instrument of unparalleled beauty and […]

Chowan University Hosts Senior Art Exhibition and Reception

Senior Art Exhibit

On Friday, April 21st, in the Green Hall Galleries on the Chowan University campus, this year’s graduating class of Graphic Design and Studio Art majors showcased their Senior Art Exhibition and were honored with a reception. This exhibition featured culminating bodies of artwork produced by the 14 graduates: Jaylen Baucom, B.S. Graphic Design, David Clark, […]

Three Women and an Onion at Chowan University

Publicity Photo 2--Deborah Stanley-Lori Harders-Erin Messer--Three Women and an Onion--Chowan University

Chowan University Theatre will present Ryan Bultrowicz’s short comedy, Three Women and an Onion on March 31, April 1, and April 2 at Chowan University. A mysterious onion keeps reappearing in the kitchen of three middle-aged roommates. Sammie wants to throw it out, Kelli wants to chop it in half, and Erica kinda likes it. […]

The Chowan Graphic Design Club FAITH Poster Show

The Chowan Graphic Design Club FAITH Poster Show

On Thursday, November 28th, the Department of Communication Arts hosted “The FAITH Poster Show” opening reception in the Juanita Kelly Pond Gallery and Charles and Frances Hinannt Gallery in Green Hall.  A display of student work, the poster show is an exploration of what faith looks like from different perspectives. Whether through poster design or […]

Dr. Thorburn Receives Choral Impact and Artistry Award

Dr Benjamin Thorburn

Dr. Benjamin Thorburn was awarded the Choral Impact and Artistry Award at the North Carolina Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association fall luncheon during the North Carolina Music Educators Association Conference in Winston-Salem. This award honors the work of educators in the state that are making an impact on their community through choral arts. […]

Annual Christmas at Chowan Event Announced

A decorated Columns building at night, with Christmas at Chowan Event in front

The Chowan University Department of Music will present its annual Christmas at Chowan concert on Sunday, December 4 at 3:00 pm in Turner Auditorium of the historic McDowell Columns Hall.  The seasonal event is a community favorite as it celebrates the birth of Christ and rings in the holidays with the Chowan Winds and the […]

Theatre@Chowan Presents Two short Plays about Life & Death

Theatre at Chowan Logo

MURFREESBORO—Theatre@Chowan will present two short, moving dramas about life and death on Nov 18, 19, and 20 at Chowan University. Thistle Blossoms by Rosanna Beth Whitlow tells the story of Lisa, a troubled college student, and Jo, her English professor. When Lisa submits an essay describing her own planned suicide, Jo unexpectedly intervenes, and both […]

Chowan University Community Chorus To Begin Rehearsals

Chowan Singers and Community Chorus spring 2022

The Chowan Community Chorus, part of the Chowan University Department of Music, will begin rehearsals for the 2022-2023 year on Monday, August 29. Singers of high school through adult age are welcome to join us for rehearsals every Monday from 6:30-8:00 pm in Daniel Hall as we prepare for the Christmas at Chowan concert to […]