Belchers to present Tuesday recital

Western Carolina University’s first couple will perform together on stage in Cullowhee this fall for the first time since David O. Belcher became chancellor last year.

Belcher, a classically trained concert pianist, and wife Susan Brummell Belcher, a professional opera singer and vocal teacher, will give a concert of classical music and songs from stage and screen at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.

The performance is sponsored by WCU’s Friends of the Arts, which helps support the activities of the Bardo Arts Center and all of the university’s academic programs in the arts.

The general admission concert is open to the public free of charge.

Current members of Friends of the Arts and those who join the organization by Friday, Aug. 24, will receive special reserved seating to the Belchers’ concert.

For information or to become a member of Friends of the Arts, call the Bardo Arts Center box office at 828-227-2479 or visit the website

David and Susan Belcher