Baton Rouge General's Arts in Medicine program hosts LSU A Cappella Choir through new affiliation with Manship Theatre

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Patients, visitors and staff at Baton Rouge General's Bluebonnet hospital were treated to a performance recently by the LSU A Cappella Choir of the LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts' School of Music. Baton Rouge General hosted the choir as part of its Arts in Medicine program's new affiliation with the Manship Theatre. Together, through the affiliation with Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge General continues to enhance its Arts in Medicine program for the community – offering patients, visitors and staff throughout the hospital a diverse range of musical, dramatic and visual arts performances featuring artists, musicians and performers from all over the country.

Launched in the fall of 2012, Baton Rouge General's Arts in Medicine program brings the healing power of arts to our patients and community. The program features local artists from our community who offer a creative outlet to patients with visual arts, such as painting, as well as a variety of musical arts. As part of the Arts in Medicine program's weekly live concert series, both the Mid City and Bluebonnet campuses host live concerts featuring artists from the Baton Rouge area as well as visiting artists from all over the country every Friday at noon.

Baton Rouge General's Arts in Medicine program is supported in part by a grant through LIVESTRONG® Community Impact Project. Visit BRGeneral.org for more information on the Arts in Medicine program.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital, with 544 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in Baton Rouge, opening its doors in 1900, Baton Rouge General has a long history of groundbreaking milestones, as well as providing the Greater Baton Rouge community with high quality healthcare for generations.

Baton Rouge General is affiliated with and also serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition to serving as a satellite campus for Tulane medical students in the LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Discovery) Academy program, Baton Rouge General also offers a Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, School of Nursing and School of Radiologic Technology. Baton Rouge General, an accredited teaching hospital since 1991, is committed to exceptional medical education and serves a diverse population that is representative of the types of patients, injuries, illnesses and healthcare needs most frequently seen by physicians in private practice. For more information, visit BRGeneral.org.

About the Manship Theatre

Opened in 2005 as part of Baton Rouge's Shaw Center for the Arts, The Manship Theatre offers an extraordinary range of arts and cultural experiences to people of all ages, presented in a uniquely intimate setting. Engaging audiences through music, dance, theatre, and film, Manship Theatre endeavors to provide the highest standard of performance excellence, along with extensive opportunities for education and enjoyment. The not-for-profit facility is named in honor of Douglas Lewis Manship, Sr., the son of Charles Manship, Sr. Venues include the 325-seat Main Theater, the Hartley/Vey Studio and Workshop Theatres, and The Gallery at Manship Theatre.

The Manship Family patriarch, Charles Manship, Sr., purchased Baton Rouge's first daily newspaper, the State-Times, in 1909. Sixteen years later, he launched the Morning Advocate, sister publication to the State-Times. Mr. Manship established his newspapers on the most sacred of all journalistic principles - factual integrity and respect for fairness in presenting balanced news coverage. His business philosophy was a simple one. Invest in the best people and in the latest technology. Learn more at manshiptheater.org.

About the LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts

The LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts is comprised of the Department of Theatre and the School of Music. The college trains students in the diverse areas of education, performance, composition, design and performing arts academics. Faculty members are scholars performers and vibrant creators and inspiring teachers who maintain active careers and international reputations for excellence. Learn more at cmda.lsu.edu.