National Pastoral Musicians  Conference 2017

Evening Soirée

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Thursday, July 13, 2017; 9:30-11:00pm

Continental Ballroom
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel
5 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


Click here to register for the reception.


All Notre Dame and Sacred Music at Notre Dame Alumni

Prospective and Current Students for Sacred Music at Notre Dame and the University of Notre Dame

Curious NPM Conference Participants


J.J. Wright, New Director of the Notre Dame Folk Choir

Students and faculty from Sacred Music at Notre Dame

Directors of the Notre Dame Children's Choir


Appetizers and Wine/Beer (open bar with registration)

Notre Dame Children's Choir Performance

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Covenant-First Presbyterian Church
717 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Cincinnati, OH


Upcoming Events

Fri Oct 26, 2018

Sat Oct 27, 2018

Sun Nov 11, 2018

SMND Conducting Recital: Howard Eckdahl


Location: TBD

First year DMA student, Howard Eckdahl, will conduct the Concordia Choir and Ritornello Ensemble in his first degree recital, The Life and Lamentations of David. Follow the arc of David's biblical narrative through a cappella settings of psalms from the renaissance, baroque verse anthem, and 20th-century concert pieces. Readings will complement the music and tell the story of David: his lowly origins, his rise, reign, sin, and grief. Featuring Purcell's Jehovah, quam multi sunt hostes mei and Whitacre's When David Heard.

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Wed Nov 14, 2018

Colloquium Speaker: Jeremy Begbie


Location: 136 O'Neill Hall, LaBar Performance Hall

Theologian Jeremy Begbie, of Duke Divinity School and Cambridge University, will give the inaugural Calvin M. Bower Lecture. His topic is: “Circling around the Triduum: James MacMillan’s Musico-Theological Vision.” Professor Begbie is a systematician who works on aesthetics, and especially at the intersection of music and religious thought and experience. This lecture will examine the ways that the music of a leading Roman Catholic composer is integrally bound up with his vision of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection.…

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Thu Dec 6, 2018

SMND Conducting Recital: Emorja Roberson


Location: 120 O’Neill Hall - LaBar Recital Hall

Sacred Music at Notre Dame student Emorja Roberson will conduct the SMND Repertory Choir and Ritornello Ensemble. His performance will highlight the classic melodies of Bach's BWV 140, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, and the 20th century repertoire of the African American composers, Andre Thomas and Stacy V. Gibbs. …

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Fri Dec 7, 2018

Sat Dec 8, 2018

Sat Dec 15, 2018

Mon Jan 21, 2019

Colloquium Speaker: Dr. John Graham


Location: 136 O'Neill Hall, LaBar Performance Hall

Dr. John Graham (PhD, Princeton University) is a leading authority in the history and practice of Georgian chant, and is joined in this lecture and concert by 12 singers from the Republic of Georgia. This vibrant tradition of sacred and secular music features three-voice polyphonic settings with close exploration of a single band of sound. SMND students who traveled to Georgia on Alice A. Martin Fellowships will host the musicians from Georgia.…

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Mon Feb 18, 2019

Colloquium Speaker: Professor Kay Shelemay


Location: 306 O'Neill Hall

Professor Kay Shelemay will speak on the musical traditions of Syrian Jews. Professor Shelemay, G. Gordon Watts Professor at Harvard University,
is an ethnomusicologist and leading authority on Jewish music. Her timely and groundbreaking work on Jewish communities from Syria and their migration throughout the world explores the many ways that the art of music sustains identity and culture in times of turmoil.…

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