The key to a great weekend is Homecoming at Fresno Pacific University.
The annual event, which takes place this Friday and Saturday at several locations on campus, features events ranging from groundbreaking for a building and dedicating a soccer field to concerts and a carnival.
Jim Denney, a local author with more than 45 books to his credit, will launch the national publication of his latest work at Fresno Pacific University.
Answers to Satisfy the Soul offers “Clear straight answers to 20 of life’s most perplexing questions.” The event will be at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, October 23 in the McDonald Hall Atrium on the university campus.
Churches are the setting for two concerts by Fresno Pacific University ensembles.
The university Concert Choir will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, October 28, in Campus Baptist Church, 4710 N. Maple, Fresno. The Pacific Chamber Singers and Musica Pacifica Baroque Orchestra will appear in St. Anne’s Chapel, 1550 N. Fresno at 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 30. Both events are free.
A pair of student soloists will be featured October 28: Tiffany Weller, a freshman from Bakersfield, will play flute, while Robin Schwamb, a junior music major from Selma, will sing.
A work by a Fresno Pacific University faculty member will be presented on KVPR Valley Public Radio.
“Sonata for Flute and Piano,” composed by Larry Warkentin and performed by Warkentin and Janette Erickson will air at 10 p.m. October 30. Erickson is university faculty and principal flutist with the Fresno Philharmonic. Warkentin is an award-winning composer who has served FPU since 1966.
A classic story told in a cozy setting—that’s what’s in store at the Fresno Pacific University Candlelight Concert.
The event begins at 7 p.m. October 5 in Ashley Auditorium on the campus. Seated at tables cabaret style, guests may sip beverages and sup on desserts, including Napoleons, as they hear performances by music faculty Deborah Sauer-Ferrand, Roy Klassen, Arlene Steffen and Larry Warkentin.