An Evening of the Arts


By Mark Furman

Event Details

Date: May 6, 2010

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Valley River Inn


Child Price: N/A

Adult Price: $125

Organization: Northwest Christian University

Event Description

Northwest Christian University is pleased to present the second annual An Evening of the Arts, a fundraising dinner and auction which presents artistic talents of NCU students, faculty and staff, as well as community members.

Hosted at the Valley River Inn, Northwest Christian alumni, friends, financial supporters, and community members will enjoy an evening of entertainment. This year’s performances include:

Parable is NCU’s student-organized and led, silent-drama ministry team. Participating students commit to traveling every other weekend, September – May, to the streets of Eugene, Salem, Portland, Corvallis, San Francisco, and Seattle to perform wordless dramas choreographed to music. The Parable team aims to initiate conversations with observers, using the dramatic pieces as an introduction.

Virtue is the premier touring ensemble for NCU. The touring groups have been in existence since 1934 and serve by joining in worship services throughout the Northwest, traveling 25 weekends, September – May.

Tess Chase
A Eugene native, Miss Chase is a Sheldon High School graduate and former member of the Sheldon High School Dublinaires. Involved throughout high school in musical theatre, performances include Fiddler on the Roof, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Little Shop of Horrors. She has also performed with the Oregon Festival of American Music, and is a two-semester member of the NCU community choir.

The evening will also include a six-ten package live auction, featuring experiential packages focused around the arts in the Pacific Northwest, prize drawing opportunities, and an appeal for direct financial support. All proceeds from An Evening of the Arts will benefit academic and student life programs.

In addition, inaugural presentations will be made for the two new Center for Leadership and Ethics awards, given to an outstanding individual and a business who best exemplifies the ideal of integrity and ethical leadership.

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