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jTAWBA college concert choir makes guest appearance at elon last SUNDAY
Catawba Singers
f^eiv Player Show Presented
For Five Nishts Next Week
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A Capella Program
Heard Last Sunday
Highly unusual in its
form and highly enter
taining everywhere is the
new Elon Player show,
which is Samuel Beckett’s
‘Waiting For Godot,”
which opens in Mooney
Chapel Theatre next
Tuesday night for a flve-
‘light stand.
The play, which Is a
full-length performance
in spite of the fact that
It includes only two acts
will be given each night
"uesday through
Saturday, featuring
from Tuesday
next "
. - veteran actors,each
of whom has long since
won his spurs on the Elon
*^layer stage.
The Beckett play could
e truly said to have its
®ccne laid “any where,
^ny time,” for it is sim-
P'y laid on a road near
^ tree. It is a tragi—
comedy in the style of
e modern stage and
Wscs serious questions
about man’s reasons for
‘Sting, but the ques-
ons are presented in a
manner and will
cr an evening of serio
comic entertainment and
nrnM* approach to old
g Bradshaw, of Wind-
dim’ ’ appears as Vla-
pj ''■> "'ith Jim Gillcs-
L Taftville, Conn.,
bQO of Estragon,
char ° being hobo
in„ whose meet-
o oti a road beside a
tree furnishes the situa
tion for the action.
Another veteran who
appears as Pozzo, the
ringmaster, is Paul Blei-
berg, of Wilmington, Del.
rhe role of Lucky, Poz-
zo’s slave, will be played
byGordy Payne, of Wayne,
N.J.; and rounding out the
cast as “The Boy ’isSam
Roberson, of Burlington.
The show will be pre
sented under the person
al direction of Prof. Ed
ward Pilkington, who is
now in his second year as
director of the student
dramatic activities on the
Elon campus. He will be
assisted by Jim Wilkin
son, of Massapequa, N.Y.,
with Peggy Ferguson, of
Durham, serving as stu
dent stage manager.
All Elon students and
members of the Elon fa
culty will be admitted free
of charge on showing their
I.D. cards and season
passes, but all seats will
be reserved, with pick
up by noon of the show
date. Reservations can be
made by calling Extension
240 or by calling the Play
er office in Mooney Build
ing between 1:30 and 5:30
o’clock each afternoon
from Monday through
Admission charges for
persons other than stu
dents and faculty will be
$1 each, with special
block sales of tickets for
high school students of
Burlington and Alamance
County available at 50
cents each.
Birth Control Is Topic
For Campus Discussion
I Ul ^ ed about the questi
The controversial topic
of birth control was the
topic of discussion in a
program held under spon
sorship of the Contem
porary Affairs Sympos
ium in the William S.Long
Student Center on Monday
night of this week.
Guest speakers for the
Richard Pearse, of IJur-
ham, and Dr. Edward Sut
ton, of Burlington,
The discussion center
ed about the questions of
birth control as related
to planned parenthood,le-
galized abortion and con
traception. There was a
question and answer ses-
^^*The program was open
to the general public as
well as to students of
Elon CoUege, and a re
ception for the guest
speakers and the audience
was held in the parlors of
West Dormitory following
the program.
One of the outstanding
entertainment events of
the college year came
when the Catawba College
concert choir presented
a concert of sacred and
secular music in Whitley
Auditorium on the Elon
College campus Sunday
night, appearing under the
sponsorship of the Elon
College music depart
The visiting choir from
Catawba, which present
ed the concert in a cap-
pella form, consists of
forty-two mixed voices
under the direction of
Professor Gilbert C.
Pirovano, of the Catawba
music faculty. Its appear
ance at Elon came as a
part of cultural exchange
between the two colleges.
The sacred portion of
the program included both
early and modern sacred
music, while the secular
numbers featured Italian,
Greek and German folk
songs, three spirituals
and the Catawba College
alma mater.
Sharing the program
with the full choir was
the Catawba Ensemble, a
smaller group of sixteen
singers. This group and
the choir itself has al
ready been scheduled for
a week’s tour of Florida
in the early spring.
Professor Pirovano,
who is in his second year
as director of choral mu
sic at Catawba, is also
organist for the college.
He holds degrees from
Westminster Choir Col
lege, Columbia Univer
sity and the Eastman
School of Music and has
previously held positions
at Mississippi State Col
lege for Women andChico
State CoUege in Californ
The Sunday night pro
gram was presented in
six portions, four of them
by the full choir and the
other two by the smaller
Ensemble, The Choir
opened the program with
a series of five numbers,
featuring sacred compo
sitions by Hassler, Vit
torio, Palestrina and
Bach, along with an ar
rangement from the his
toric Massachussetts Bay
Psalm Book.
The Ensemble group
then presented “Three
Psalms” by Schuetz and
“Two Motets” by Stra
vinsky, with the next two
groups by the full choir
and featuring numbers by
Pinkham, Berger, Najero
and Byrd,
Another appearance by
the Ensemble featured
“Four Folk Songs” by
Brahams and a special
arrangement of “Were
You There?” by Pirovano;
and the program cams to
a close with five selec
tions by the choir, clos
ing with an especially ef
fective rendition of Lut-
kins’ “The Lord Bless
and Keep You.”

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