School Matinees

GPAC connects children, teachers and schools across the Mid-South with the performing arts during exciting weekday performances of music, dance and theater. GPAC student matinees are specifically designed to engage students on a deeper level by exposing them to high-quality performing arts, complementing school curricula and expanding cultural awareness.

Tickets are $6 per student with 1 FREE chaperone ticket per 10 students.  Please contact Emily Hefley at to make a reservation.

2018-2019 SEASON: 


Soweto Gospel Choir

Songs of the Free
Celebrating the Centenary of Nelson Mandela

November 5, 2018 | 10:00am

The musicians of Grammy award winning Soweto Gospel Choir come from the many churches in and around Soweto, South Africa. They are dedicated to sharing the joy of faith through music. Songs of the Free celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, the father of their rainbow nation. The program features some of Mandela's favorite songs, as well as African gospel music, spirituals, South African classics, and American popular music. In its arrangements, the choir uses sx of South African's eleven official languages to honor youth in their pursuit for educational rights. 


Madonna Learning Center

Sharing the Light

December 11, 2018 | 10:00 AM

The annual Madonna Learning Center Christmas program is a time of excitement, anticipation and joy. From the first performances to the final curtain, families and community are entertained and enlightened by the pure, heartfelt joy of the students as their spirit shines forth in their performance. Everyone has a special gifts to give during the holiday season, and this performance is the students' gift to the community for their continued support.