Christian entertainer George Fischoff will speak at Mary Baldwin University’s Hunt Lounge on the Staunton campus, Monday, January 8, 2001, at 7 p.m. The topic of the lecture will be his life story and experiences as an entertainer over the past 40 years. The public is welcome to attend.

Fischoff is a graduate of the Juillard School of Music and a former concert pianist with a wide variety of professional credits. He composed “million performance songs” in the 1960s; he was the “youngest composer on Broadway” when he composed the music for Tony-nominated Georgy!; he directed the off-Broadway play Promised Land; and he performed in Shepherd!, the longest running one-man-show based on the Bible in New York history. His musical based on James Michener’s Sayonara has played in nine theatres across the country. Fischoff has served 24 Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities with performances, classes, and chapel sermons.

Fischoff will also perform “King David” at Memorial Baptist Church in Staunton, January 7 at 7 p.m.

The lecture and performance are cosponsored by the Mary Baldwin Chaplain’s Office and the Mary Baldwin Baptist Student Union in cooperation with Memorial Baptist Church.

For more information, please contact George Fischoff at (718)271-7260.

Mary Baldwin University is a multi-faceted liberal arts college in Staunton, Virginia, with three residential programs for women–the traditional program, the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership–as well as coeducational, non-residential Adult Degree and master’s programs. Mary Baldwin offers the B.A. and/or the B.S. in 32 majors, the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) with K-8 emphasis, the Master of Letters (M.Litt.) in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance, and post-graduate teaching licensure (PGTL). The oldest women’s college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., Mary Baldwin was founded in 1842 and is also the first women’s college to be granted a circle of the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa. It is one of only 262 colleges and universities to house a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

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