Activity Music Series

Alumni Music Series: Celebrating Love

Instrumental and Vocal Sacred and Secular Music Selections by John Handley High School Alumni.

Acknowledgements: Kimberli Ball, Phil Zuckerman, Rev. Dr. Kristin Whitesides, Lori Ann Horne, Scott Ball, William Chu, Jae Hinson, Betsy Sibert, Mary Will Bowen.

Performers: Donald Finley, Jimmy Ebersole, John Taylor, Sara Boppe, Vicky Edwards, Mitch Hoopes, Garrett Jones, Jennifer Galang, Jake Duran, Elizabeth Albert, Phil Zuckerman, Linda Zuckerman.

Activity Music Series Speaker Series

American Tenor Norman Shankle

On Thursday, September 7, 2023, the Handley 100th Anniversary celebration continued. As part of the Alumni Music Series and the Alumni Speaker Series, the community listened to Norman Shankle. Shankle, a 1988 Handley graduate and former Shenandoah University student, has enjoyed worldwide renown in his classical and operatic career. He performed to piano accompaniment and discussed his life and career since his Handley days.

If you were unable to attended the event, enjoy watching below.

Handley 100th Music/Speaker Series | Norman Shankle

Norman modified his performance as he went along. His original list of pieces to perform were as follows.

Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)

Minstrel Man – Margaret Bonds (1913–1872)

Silent Noon – Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)

Ah! Leve-toi, soleil! – Charles Gounod (1818–1893)

Love Went A-Riding, H.114 – Frank Bridge (1879–1941)