Shorter University, R.O.M.E. teaming up to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
October 13, 2011 -
The Shorter University Music Department and Rome’s Own Musical Ensembles (R.O.M.E) will team up on Friday, Oct. 21, to present “Broadway on Broad Street,” a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“Broadway on Broad Street” will be held at the Rome City Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. A $5 donation will be taken at the door, and all proceeds will go to St. Jude.
Shorter University music faculty and R.O.M.E will perform several numbers during the evening that will include scenes from Mozart’s “Le nozze de Figaro” and “The Magic Flute” along with selections by Gershwin. A special Disney medley will also be performed by former St. Jude patient, Julia Turnbull, who is a graduate student in voice performance at Converse College.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded in 1962 by the late entertainer Danny Thomas. Its mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian university committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges, and the Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its lists of best value and best Southeastern colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Leadership. General education and calculus courses are offered in an online format, and Shorter recently launched online programs that lead toward the Associate of Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration, and the Master of Accountancy degrees. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.