Department of Performing Arts presents
“Beast Mode Champion”

Thursday-Saturday, November 5-7

Virtual performance, 7:30 p.m. all nights, viewing options will be shared here in advance of the show dates

“Beast Mode Champion” is a high-octane rock musical set in the sweaty and hilarious world of professional wrestling. The show, slamming to life in and around the wrestling ring, plumbs the murky depths of masculinity, identity and performance through a team of unlikely heroes, thrust into the arena of pro wrestling in search of power, fame and love. “Beast Mode Champion” is receiving its workshop premiere at Elon University, after being developed at the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts by Dan Gibson ’10 and Alex Higgin-Houser. Limited seating available for Elon students, faculty and staff and admission with Elon ID is free. Ticket availability/reservations to be confirmed. TBD: Available for viewing at

Elon University Percussion Ensemble

Wednesday, November 4

Virtual concert, 7:30 p.m., viewing options will be shared here in advance of the concert date

The Percussion Ensemble’s exciting fall concert will feature the music of contemporary composers. Directed by Mariana Poole, the program includes a variety of musical styles played on both traditional and “found object” instruments. Sponsored by the Department of Music.

Elon University Orchestra Fall Concert

Monday, November 9

The Elon Orchestra Fall Concert will be recorded and available upon request. Email Professor of Music Thomas Erdmann at with name and email address.

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Tuesday, November 10

Virtual video concert, link will be available here at 5 p.m.

A nine-piece ensemble of pipers, guitarists, keyboards and drums rocking with a passion for pipes that leaves audiences breathless. Formed in 2002, the Chillis have taken their signature sound worldwide with their unique fusion of rocked-up bagpipes and clever covers of popular songs from all genres, including traditional pipe tunes and contemporary rock anthems.

Fall Dance Concert

Thursday-Sunday, November 12-15

Directed by Renay Aumiller
Virtual performance, of 7:30 p.m. each night, viewing options will be shared here in advance of the concert dates

Elon University Chorale Fall Concert

Thursday, November 12

Virtual concert, 7:30 p.m., viewing options will be shared here in advance of the concert date

Under the direction of Gerald Knight, Chorale presents a variety of secular and sacred selections.

Festival of Holiday Lights

Thursday, November 12

Scott Plaza and Young Commons

Elon University’s popular holiday display of lights and luminarias will be “a socially-distant walking experience.” A virtual program will be offered with the greetings and performances that are traditionally part of the annual celebration. Sponsored by the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life.

élan Fall Concert, “A Tribute to Billy Joel”

Thursday, November 19

Virtual concert available on Facebook Live, 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Stephen Futrell

Elon’s vocal jazz ensemble presents music from singer/songwriter Billy Joel. The concert will feature hits such as “Only the Good Die Young,” “Lullabye,” “She’s Always a Woman,” “The Longest Time,” “Uptown Girl,” “New York State of Mind” and, of course, “Piano Man.”

A Celebration of Light

Saturday, November 21, 7:30 p.m.

Virtual concert available on Facebook Live
Directed by Stephen Futrell; Thomas W. Jones, organ; Don A. Grady, narrator

The Elon University Camerata, performs a concert of a cappella works from centuries of choral art in celebration of the holiday spirit. This year’s narrated script features writings from the collected works of T.S. Eliot as well as scripture. This unique, reflective celebration of the season will be the fifteenth installment of this highly acclaimed program and is now a popular, annual tradition of our community’s anticipation of the season of light.