Opera Extra presents: Joy Unbounded

Joy Unbounded: Scenes from Gilbert and Sullivan

Can a maiden love a pirate? Will a queen demand an execution? And how does a judge solve a dilemma?

To find out, join Opera Extra in the Hal Herman Lab Theatre in Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15, for a free evening of comedic opera from the beloved works of Gilbert and Sullivan. Doors open at 7 p.m.

For more information, email Elena at operaextra21@gmail.com

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events

Following the path of least resistance is often an easier, simpler choice. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. showed us what it means to choose the more difficult path and to stand up for justice – even when it seems impossible.

Join Shenandoah University as we explore examples of resistance and activism throughout history and how resilience has made change possible.

Campus and community members are invited to participate through our annual Service of Remembrance, Creative Arts Showcase, virtual diversity workshops, Winchester walking tour and more!

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Collage Concert

Part of Shenandoah Conservatory’s annual Mid-Atlantic Honor Band, the Collage Concert features a dynamic variety of faculty and student performances from a range of genres.

Fee: $12.

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Festival of Lessons and Carols

An annual holiday tradition of Shenandoah Conservatory, Festival of Lessons and Carols features a service of Christmas carols sung by the Conservatory Choir, Shenandoah Chorus and Cantus Singers.

Phone: (540) 665-4569


ShenCoLAB: Festival of Arts, Ideas, & Exploration

Shenandoah Conservatory turns over the programming and facilities to its students for a week of unbridled exploration, collaboration and creativity. Students work across disciplines on self-directed, time-limited projects fueled by their own passion, drive and curiosity. The week culminates with a day-long Festival of Arts, Ideas & Exploration featuring a wide variety of exciting, innovative and provocative performances, presentations, roundtable discussions and other special events.

“A Prominent Place”: Winchester’s 275 Years in 50 Artifacts

Artifacts provide not only tangible links to the past, but offer a medium through which history’s many complexities can be explored and understood.

“A Prominent Place”: Winchester’s 275 Years in 50 Artifacts, an anthology of 50 essays co-edited by Jonathan A. Noyalas, M.A. ’01, director of the McCormick Civil War Institute, will be released with a special event at 6:30 p.m. in Henkel Hall, Hester Auditorium. The book, a joint project between Shenandoah University and the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society to commemorate Winchester’s 275th anniversary, features essays authored by SU history majors and alumni. Photography for the book was done by history major Jessica Kronenwetter ’20. The book release event will include a panel with selected authors, moderated by Noyalas, and an opportunity to purchase copies of the book. For more information, please contact Jonathan Noyalas at jnoyalas01@su.edu.

Something Rotten!

Shenandoah Conservatory presents the U.S. college and university premiere of Something Rotten!, the hilarious Broadway hit musical comedy about the musical comedy that started it all. Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play, but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s first musical. Amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self. With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals—those dazzling creations that entertain us, inspire us, and remind us that everything is better with an exclamation point!

Duration: Approximately 140 minutes*
*Production duration is subject to change

Some productions contain mature content and/or content that may be offensive to some audiences.

Live in Concert: Nobuntu


It takes courage, persistence and a great deal of talent to create and perform within a genre of already impeccable standards. Zimbabwean quintet Nobuntu are blessed with all three. The award-winning female a cappella ensemble has drawn international acclaim for its beautiful harmonies, pure voices and captivating performances. Enhanced by traditional percussive rhythms and movement, Nobuntu’s performances soar, featuring a wide array of music from its homeland of Zimbabwe to a rich tapestry of Afro Jazz and Gospel.

Tickets: $28

Winchester at 275

Shenandoah Conservatory’s vocal and choral ensembles, under the direction of Matt Oltman, Karen Keating and Jeff Marlatt, join the Wind Ensemble to celebrate Winchester’s 275th birthday. The concert features music from the northern Shenandoah Valley, as well as music written and performed around the world at the time of Winchester’s founding. Highlights include popular works written and recorded in Winchester; Variations on America by Charles Ives; Southern Harmony, a shape note-inspired work for wind ensemble by Donald Grantham; Bach’s intimate and tender fifth motet, Komm, Jesu, Komm (BWV 229), choral masterpieces from the Mexican Baroque; music by Shenandoah University Professor Emeritus, William Averitt; and a culminating beloved work for combined choirs and band.

Accommodations for disabilities may be arranged by contacting the Box Office at least three days prior to the performance.

Shenandoah University’s Inaugural Esports Summit

Shenandoah University’s Inaugural Esports Summit welcomes visitors to a two-day event featuring expert panelists and a sneak peek tour of the University’s new Esports arena. Join them for this two day event on September 13th and 14th. At this event, learn what is Esports, who is PlayVS, new coaching strategies, as well as what are the educational benefits of Esports. Registration is needed to attend the Esports Summit. The cost for the summit is $25, this includes breakfast and dinner. For a detailed schedule, visit their website.