Sunday, November 27, 2011

BSC Carol Service

'Tis the Season.... for the annual BSC carol service!

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the carol service and is being held at Canterbury UMC.

The BSC Concert Choir, Southern Chorale and Alumni choir all participate in the annual College service of lessons and carols, featuring a variety of choral works for the season ranging from the renaissance to the present day.

Of special interest this year will be the world premiere of a work by London-based composer Eric Whitacre, in honor of this anniversary service. Compositions by BSC composers will also be a prominent feature of this special event.

Friday, December 2nd at 7:30
Sunday, December 4th at 4:30

Canterbury United Methodist Church
350 Overbrook Road, Mountain Brook

Come get into the Christmas spirit and listen to great music from BSC's students and alumni!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanksgiving Break Hours

Hello, all! The Library's Thanksgiving Break hours are scheduled as follows:

Mon., Nov. 21 - 8:00am to midnight

Tue., Nov. 22 - 8:00am to 10:00pm

Wed. - Sat., Nov. 23 - 26 the Library will be closed.

Sun., Nov. 27 - 2:00pm to midnight

Also, don't forget to come by the library circulation desk to decorate a feather for our turkey! Gobble Gobble Gobble! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Spring Awakening

Hello, all! 'Southern's theatre department is premiering their latest production, the musical adaptation of Frank Wedekin's play Spring Awakening, Nov. 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 20th at 2:30 p.m.

The Tony award-winning musical Spring Awakening deals with the issue of what it is like to be a teenager in a society where young people are supposed to be seen and not heard, and the shocking events of what can happen when adults don't listen to their children. A powerful indie rock musical score helps tell the story and draw a parallel between 19th century Germany and modern-day America and illustrates beautifully the pain and passion of growing up.

*Please be advised that this production is intended for mature audiences and contains strong language and adult themes. Student tickets are $10; Adult tickets are $20.

Tickets are available now at: and BSC Box Office Monday through Friday from 1 to 4:45 p.m. For more information, please contact the College Theatre Box Office at 226-4780.

Provost Forum: Michael Flowers and "Spring Awakening"


Michael Flowers, Professor of Theatre Arts presents

Spring Awakening, the Musical: Exploring the Passion and Pain of Growing Up, Then and Now

Tuesday, November 15

Common Hour

College Theatre Mainstage

Not knowing much about the play, I searched for reviews of it in the Library database Proquest Newsstand and I found this from the December 11, 2006 New York Times review of the play.

". . . In exploring the tortured inner lives of a handful of adolescents in 19th-century Germany, this brave new musical, haunting and electrifying by turns, restores the mystery, the thrill and quite a bit of the terror to that shattering transformation that stirs in all our souls sometime around the age of 13, well before most of us have the intellectual apparatus in place to analyze its impact. ''Spring Awakening'' makes sex strange again, no mean feat in our mechanically prurient age, in which celebrity sex videos are traded on the Internet like baseball cards."

"Mr. Sater, who wrote the book [based on the play by Frank Wedeland] and lyrics, remains faithful to the play's awareness that the discovery of sex can carry in its heady wake both salvation and destruction, particularly when it is coupled with ignorance. Mr. Sheik's music, spare in its simple orchestrations, lush in the lapping reach of its seductive choruses, embodies the shadowy air of longing that infuses the show, the excitement shading into fear, the joy that comes with a chaser of despair."

Come hear Professor Flowers talk about the play's significance and how he worked with the BSC actors to make this vision come alive.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

You'll never have a better chance.

Hundreds and hundreds of books for sale this Homecoming Weekend in the Library lobby.

Paperbacks 2 for $1.00

Hardbacks $1.00 each

Friday & Saturday, November 11 & 12
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Photography Exhibition Reception

BSC's Durbin Gallery, known by students and the Birmingham community for hosting a wide array of art exhibitions by locally and nationally recognized artists, will be proudly displaying this year's Photography Exhibition beginning November 4 and lasting through November 30. The reception begins on Friday at 6:00, and for those students in need of EEIS credit, this is a prime opportunity to snag one! The exhibition will be on display Monday through Friday from 8:30-4:45. For more information on this and future exhibits, please visit