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Wingate University hosts Carlisle Floyd and Anthony Dean Griffey

1/25/2013
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Contact: Kim Williams
Communications Writer
k.williams@wingate.edu
704-233-8320

Wingate, N.C. - Wingate University presents an opera scenes performance featuring faculty and students with Grammy Award-winning opera tenor, Anthony Dean Griffey. The concert will feature works by famous U.S. opera composer, Carlisle Floyd. The performance will take place on Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wingate University Batte Center.

Floyd's operas are regularly performed in the U.S. and Europe. Not only has he received numerous honors and awards, but he also co-founded the Houston Opera Studio. Griffey, a Wingate alum, is a four-time Grammy Award winner. He has captured critical and popular acclaim on opera, concert and recital stages worldwide.

Both Floyd and Griffey will be in residence at Wingate University from April 15-19. On April 16, contributors to the Campaign for Music at the Benefactor level will be invited to an exclusive dinner with Floyd and Griffey. Contributors at the Society level will be invited to attend a meet and greet reception prior to the performance on April 19. Questions can be directed to Hannah Dickerson at 704-233-8291 or h.dickerson@wingate.edu.

Tickets for the performance are $20. To purchase tickets call the Batte Center at 704-233-8300.

Wingate University
Wingate University, ranked as the 6th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves nearly 2,700 students on three campuses in Wingate, Matthews and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy and education. With a 14 to 1 student/teacher ratio, Wingate students gain the tools and support needed to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life.

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In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student athletes compete in 22 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past six years. For more information, go to www.wingate.edu.