From the Collegian Archives: Harry Potter Review


This week in From the Collegian Archives, we’re not going too far back — just 14 years, to Nov. 4, 1999. But it might as well have been a lifetime ago, because this was before Pottermania had begun. (The book had, however, been released in the U.S. in Sept. 1998, meaning the Collegian was not exactly on the ball with this review.) Luckily, the review is a positive one — “quality stuff,” “fast pace, engaging characters and … fantasy-ridden plot,” “attracting people of all ages” — as the Collegian would probably never recover from panning the most beloved book of our generation. Still, the paper couldn’t resist throwing in the requisite sophisticated-liberal-arts-student-who’s-too-good-for-this barbs. “If you do no other pleasure reading over Thanksgiving break, read Harry Potter. In between, of course, chapters of Moby Dick.

After the jump, a special bonus photo of Kenyon’s own favorite boy wizard!

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Do it tonight: Chamber Singers and Community Choir Concert

Both groups are directed by this man. The one, the only Doc Locke.

Head over to Rosse Hall tonight to hear the musical stylings of Chamber Singers and Community Choir. Tonight’s lineup will feature a variety of composers from different time periods, which I am sure the program will give ample information on.  Patrick Joyal ’13 will be a guest student conductor and accompaniment by Patty Pelfrey.  At the end of the evening both groups will join together to form a super choir and there will be roughly 150 people on stage at once! So that will be a sight to see!

  • What: Chamber Singers and Community Choir Concert
  • Where: Rosse Hall
  • When: 8:00 p.m.

A Musical Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday there are a number of fine musical events around the Hill. These concerts will certainly provide a nice break to your busy schedule.

Rosse Hall

On Saturday evening, Kenyon’s Community Choir and the Chamber Singers will be performing at Rosse Hall Auditorium at 8:00 p.m. As always, both choirs will be conducted by Professor Ben Locke and accompanied by Patty Pelfrey.

Sunday afternoon, the Kenyon’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble will be playing at Rosse Hall Auditorium at 3:00 p.m., conducted by Visiting Professor Claudio Re.

And Sunday evening, Kenyon’s String Ensemble will be playing at Brandi Recital Hall in Storer Hall at 8:00 p.m., led by Adjunct Instructor of Music Luis Biava.