News & Events


Second Annual Piano Concert and Art Exhibit Fundraiser Set for April 22 at Cheyney

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Resilience: Still We Rise: A Moment of Reflection, a piano concert featuring pianists Robert Statham and Toni Hall, is planned for Friday April 22 at Cheyney University’s Marian Anderson Music Center.

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Campus Invited to Concert Choir Show on April 18

Monday, April 8, 2013

You are cordially invited to the last on-campus concert of the Cheyney University Concert Choir on Thursday, April 18, 2013. The choir has been preparing all semester for this performance and will present some old and new favorites. The concert begins at 7 pm and is free and open to the public.

CU Concert Choir Sings In the Holiday Season

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The December 4 Winter Choral Concert presented by the Cheyney University Concert Choir featured the Concert Choir, student soloists and the newly formed Cheyney University Chamber Singers.

The Cheyney University Concert Choir to Perform at 175th Anniversary Gala

Friday, August 3, 2012

The Cheyney University Concert Choir will perform under the direction of Marques L. A. Garrett at the 175th Anniversary Gala on October 18 6 - 9 pm at Pennsylvania Convention Center

Scholarship Named For Renowned Jazz Organist, Shirley Scott, To Benefit CU Music Students

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Shirley Scott Scholarship, named in honor of former jazz organist and Cheyney University teacher, Shirley Scott, has recently been designated to assist students participating in the study of music.

2012 Homecoming Plans Underway

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The 175th anniversary weekend opens with the 175th Gala on Thursday October 18 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, at 1101 Arch Street. Gala reservations can be made at

Cheyney University Concert Choir Spring Schedule

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Cheyney University Concert Choir has a full schedule set up for Spring 2012. They can be heard on campus and on tour from Philadlephia to North Carolina.

Anniversary Mass Choir

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

2011 Winter Choral Concert A Delightful Gift

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Cheyney University Concert Choir gave University students, faculty and guests a beautiful holiday gift Dec. 6. The Winter Choral Concert opened with Conductor Marques L.A. Garrett directing what seemed to be an invisible choir singing Hear My Prayer on an empty stage. As the choir emerged from the wings, the music continued to fill the Marian Anderson Theatre. The audience took their turn by joining in with Joy to the World, O Come All Ye Faithful, and Hark!The Herald Angels Sing.

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) - Cheyney University has 9 Events!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The PIFA events (April 7 - May 1, 2011)are being held in collaboration with the Kimmel Center (Philadelphia) as part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA). The events offered for PIFA are inclusive of Music, Theatre, Art, Graphics Communication Arts, English and Foreign Language.

The Arts at CU Spring 2011 - Event Listing

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Download the Spring 2011 The Arts At CU Event brochure that includes the Arts & lectures Series, PIFA Events, Community Day, Band and Choir event information.

NAVSUP Celebrates African American History Month

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) conducted an African American Heritage Month program for its military and civilian personnel on Feb. 15 in Mechanicsburg, Penn. Highlighting the event was guest speaker Professor F. Keith Bingham, university archivist at Cheyney University, Penn., and the Cheyney University Choir, directed by Marques L.A. Garrett. Cheyney University, founded in 1837, is the oldest African-American school of higher education in the United States.