Moore-Mitchell to hold singing workshop

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 16, 2008

Vocal workshop
Teresa Moore-Mitchell will present a singing masterclass and workshop today from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St.
The workshop will provide the opportunity to learn basic principles of voice production, vocal health and stage presence with an “open mic” opportunity for constructive feedback. This seminar is designed so that singers of all styles, skills and experience levels can walk away with information they can put to use immediately.
Moore-Mitchell has been a professional classical concert artist and opera singer for 22 years. She has performed solo at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, throughout Greece and the Greek Islands and Europe.
She believes “the best choirs are made up of singers who have the basic knowledge of healthy vocal technique.”
Church choir members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
The fee for this masterclass is $10 per person.
Participants may register with Moore-Mitchell by e-mailing her at or by calling 704-798-7085.
Governors’ evening
RALEIGH ó For the first time since 1994, the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will bring together former governors James E. Holshouser Jr., James G. Martin and James B. Hunt Jr. for a panel discussion about serving as the state’s leader. They will engage in conversation during “An Evening with the Governors” on Friday, Oct. 24, at the museum. William C. Friday, president emeritus of the University of North Carolina system and host of UNC-TV’s “North Carolina People,” will moderate the discussion.
The discussion is part of the gala opening of the new exhibit “Elected to Serve: North Carolina’s Governors.” A cocktail reception at 6 p.m. precedes the panel discussion at 7 p.m. The governors will kick off the opening reception at 8 p.m. by cutting the ribbon for the new exhibit. Dessert and coffee will follow.
Reservations are required by Thursday, Oct. 16. Admission is $75 per person ($60 for Museum of History associates members) and includes all evening events.
For reservations or more information, call Billy Wilson at 919-807-7849 or e-mail
PPT set construction
Piedmont Players Theatre will hold set construction for their fall musical, “Barnum.”
They need all skill levels and are willing to train. Set construction will be held Sunday, Oct. 19, from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch will be provided on Saturday. The theater is located at 213 S. Main St. For more information, call 704-633-5471.
Westmoore Pottery
SEAGROVE ó This Saturday, Westmoore Pottery will present “Stepping Back in Time: Hearthside Cookery.”
Suzanne Simmons and Sue Kashino will be cooking food from 18th century recipes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a new dish served every half hour. The dishes include Snow Balls, Shrewsbury Cakes, Jugged Hare, Cooling Cinnamon Water, and Planked fish.
From 1 to 3 p.m. Kay Moss and Kathryn Hoffman will be signing copies of their 18th century cookbook, “The Backcountry Housewife: a Study of Eighteenth Century Foods.”Potters David and Mary Farrell, of Westmoore Pottery, make 18th century pottery that will be used in the cooking process. Some pieces include pitchers, pipkins, skillets and steep pans.
There is no admission charge.
Westmoore Pottery is located at 4622 Busbee Road, just off Highway 705, halfway between the towns of Seagrove and Robbins.
For more information call Westmoore Pottery at 910-464-3700 or check the Web site
Burgess organ recital
MISENHEIMER ó The Department of Music and Fine Arts at Pfeiffer University will present an organ recital featuring Salisbury organist Dr. Phillip Burgess at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, in the Henry Pfeiffer Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.
Burgess, an adjunct professor of music at Pfeiffer who currently serves as organist and choirmaster at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury, will perform selected famous works by renowned composers including J.S. Bach, Frank Bridge, Henri Mulet and Charles-Marie Widor.
Burgess earned his bachelor degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., and received both his master of music and doctor of musical arts degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
For more information about the recital, contact Dr. David Kirby, associate professor of music at Pfeiffer, at or 704-463-3182.
Salisbury sculpture
The Salisbury City Council’s Public Art Committee is making preparations for an outdoor sculpture show that will run for nine months in Salisbury’s downtown area.
The show is titled “Discover What’s Outside,” (a play on the city’s logo and slogan, “Discover What’s Inside.”) A call for entries has been issued for the show which is scheduled to begin April 1, 2009 and remain through Jan. 11, 2010. A committee will choose pieces submitted by sculptors in the Southeast.
Committee Chairwoman Barbara Perry says 15 sites in the downtown have been identified, from which a dozen sites will be selected. The Public Art Committee also hopes to choose one sculpture each year to add to the city’s permanent collection.
A 25 percent commission on all work sold during the show will help build funds for future public art projects. In addition, all selected artists will receive a stipend for installed artwork.
The submission deadline is Nov. 15. For more information go to