The opening and dedication of the newly renovated Robert L. Annis Playhouse will take place on Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Annis will be present.
The dedication will feature a performance by members of Westminster Kantorei, conducted by Amanda Quist, as well as performances by soloists Thomas Lynch and Abigail Kempson, accompanied by William Hobbs on piano.
A Sesquicentennial Medal will be presented to Judith McCartin Scheide. Scheide is the president of the Scheide Fund, a non-profit, philanthropic organization that provides aid to charitable projects. The original intention was for Scheide to receive her award last semester at Westminster, but the event was canceled because of a snowstorm. She is the widow of William Scheide, Princeton University class of 1936,p who died last November. William Scheide helped fund philanthropic projects and civil rights issues. He was a chief funder for the Brown v. Board of Education lawsuit in 1954.
For seven years, the couple hosted an annual concert showing rare performances of works by some of the most famous orchestras in the world with money going toward various organizations, including Westminster. The event is sold out.