Anniversary Gala Commemorated Blessings of Past 40 Years
The February Fine Arts Series production commemorated PCC’s 40th anniversary, highlighting the start of Fine Arts on campus and the founders’ desire to give students a well-rounded education. Former PCC faculty member Rhonda Autrey emceed the 40th Anniversary Gala, gently strolling the audience through a scrapbook of past Fine Arts. Each year the Lord provided a location and dramatic and musical talent for the productions until the College grew large enough to support its own performances in the current Dale Horton Auditorium and Crowne Centre. As the evening progressed, Miss Autrey introduced guest speakers and artists such as performing arts faculty member Dr. Charlene Monk and guest artists like former faculty members Ray and Ann Gibbs.
Current faculty members, staff, and graduate students performed scenes from The Taming of the Shrew, Pirates of Penzance, The Barretts of Wimpole Street, Our Hearts Were Young, and Victoria Regina, as well as classical musical selections, including a piano quartet with Daisy Jaffé. At the close of the evening, the audience joined the cast in singing “How Great Thou Art,” attributing the praise to God for all He has done for PCC over the past 40 years.