Events By Year

« 2016 »

Sun Jan 31, 2016

"Where Reason Fails, Faith Endures" a MSM Recital by Erin Donegan

-

Location: Church of Our Lady of Loretto, Saint Mary's College

Erin Donegan will present her second MSM conducting recital, performed by the Notre Dame Recital Choir and the Chamber Choir of the Notre Dame Children's Choir, on Sunday, January 31, 2016. The program, entitled "Where reason fails, faith endures," explores the repertoire of French sacred music of the early 20th century, featuring works by Maurice Duruflé, Jean Roger-Ducasse, and Jehan Alain.…

Read More

Thu Feb 4, 2016

Sun Feb 7, 2016

Bach Cantata Vespers for the Transfiguration

-

Location: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 225 E. Haney Ave., South Bend IN

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and the Program in Sacred Music at the University of Notre Dame present Cantata Vespers on the Feast of the Transfiguration featuring J. S. Bach’s Cantata 23, Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn in the context of Evening Prayer. Multiple conductors, organists, and singers from our graduate programs will perform during the service, making this a truly collaborative and sacred event to celebrate the end of the Epiphany season.…

Read More

Fri Feb 12, 2016

DMA Organ Recital: Mary Catherine Levri

-

Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Reyes Organ and Choral Hall

Come listen to second year DMA student, Mary Catherine Levri, perform her second degree fulfillment recital. Featuring Works by: Alain, Bach, Buxtehude, and Mendelssohn

Friday, February 12, 2016
5 pm
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Reyes Organ and Choral Hall
Free, but Ticketed

Read More

Sat Feb 13, 2016

DMA Organ Recital: "Exploring the Fantasia" by Benjamin Stone

-

Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Reyes Organ and Choral Hall

While many pieces written for the organ are entitled "Fantasia", or "Fantasy'", or "Fancy", or any various spellings in other languages, the term means very different things for composers of different time periods and locations.  This program explores some of these differences through Fantasies spanning from the early Baroque to the Twentieth Century, both freely composed and based on an existing madrigal or chorale.…

Read More

"Spiritual Reflection Through Sacred Music”: An MSM Voice Recital by Jessica Bush

-

Location: Church of Our Lady of Loretto at Saint Mary’s College

MSM Degree Voice Recital

Jessica M. Bush, soprano, presenting:

"Spiritual Reflection Through Sacred Music”

 

Saturday, February 13th at 7 PM

Church of Our Lady of Loretto at Saint Mary’s College

All are invited to come to the beautiful Church of Our Lady of Loretto to hear a variety of sacred music exploring Christian spirituality and devotion as they have been represented in different musical settings.…

Read More

Sun Feb 14, 2016

"Saint Cecilia: Veneration Through the Ages"; A Conducting Recital by Joshua Boggs

-

Location: Duncan Hall Chapel, University of Notre Dame

Saint Cecilia: Veneration Through the Ages

A concert featuring works by Purcell, Haydn, Gounod, and Howells

"I had such a wonderful expeirence with the Handel, that I decided to look deeper into the repertory.  This concert features pieces written for St. Cecilia's day, or on texts about her, spanning over 300 years.  In between pieces, I'll add background on the "happenings" in each of the classical periods covered, and look toward her future in the era of modern composition..."…

Read More

Tue Feb 16, 2016

The Resurrection Gospels and their Hymns in the Early Rite of Jerusalem

-

Location: DeBartolo 119

The Resurrection Gospels and their Hymns in the Early Rite of Jerusalem

            From earliest times, the texts of the Bible were publicly read and sung in Christian worship. How did such performances contribute to the transmission and canonization of the Biblical texts? The early rite of Jerusalem offers a window on the process. In the late fourth century, a vigil was held every Sunday morning before the tomb of Jesus. Three psalms were sung, the bishop read an account of the Passion and Resurrection from an unspecified gospel, and then a hymn was sung. This ceremony was celebrated in Greek, but, because it was widely imitated all over the early medieval Christian world, it is best preserved in Armenian and Georgian, with some evidence also in Latin, Syriac, and Arabic.…

Read More

Sun Feb 21, 2016

"Music and Eternity" A Conducting Recital by Justin Appel

-

Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Reyes Organ and Choral Hall

Music and Eternity

An evening program of choral music, sung by the Notre Dame Recital Choir, conducted by Justin Appel. The concert explores themes of timelessness and transcendence through atmospheric 20th- and 21st-century settings, highlighting works by Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds.

 

Program:

Birthday Sleep (1999) - John Tavener (1944-2013)…

Read More

Sun Feb 28, 2016

"A Musical Pilgrimage, Celebrating the Jubilee Year of Mercy " a Round Robin Conducting Recital by Marie Smith and Phillip Ganir

-

Location: Basilica of the Sacred Heart, University of Notre Dame

Sacred music conducting students, Marie Smith and Phillip Ganir, S.J, present a musical pilgrimage in celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Their program of choral repertoire travels across the Americas, Europe and Asia, to portray a cultural and theological perspective on varying themes of mercy. The program features composers Bocanegra, Padilla, Bruckner, and Cayabyab. …

Read More

Fri Mar 4, 2016

Notre Dame Children's Choir Winter Concert

-

Location: Church of Our Lady of Loretto, Saint Mary's College

ndcc_imea_2016

Join the Notre Dame Children’s Choir for their Winter Concert on Friday March 4, 2016 at 7pm at Saint Mary’s College, Church of Our Lady of Loretto. Join the choir in singing hymns for the season of Lent. Free, open to the public, families welcome.

 …

Read More

Thu Mar 17, 2016

Fri Mar 18, 2016

MSM Voice Recital by Emorja Roberson and Matt Kelly

-

Location: Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum of Art

emorja 

mattkellytenorheadshot

MSM Voice Recital featuring Emorja Roberson and Matt Kelly

March 18, 2016

Emorja Roberson, Bass-Baritone, and Matt Kelly, Tenor, are joined by Mona Coalter at the piano to present their first recital at the University of Notre Dame. The event will take place in the Annenberg Auditorium of the Snite Museum of Art and is free and open to the public. …

Read More

Sat Mar 19, 2016

MSM Voice Recital by Cameron Brownell and Isabella Burns

-

Location: 329 Gail Walton Room, Coleman-Morse Center

brownell_headshot isabella_burns

Cameron Brownell, tenor, and Isabella Burns, soprano, will be presenting a recital on Saturday, March 19 at 6:00 pm in the Gail L. Walton Rehearsal Hall, 329 Coleman-Morse Center, featuring works by Handel, Buxtehude, Mahler, and more. Joining Cameron and Isabella will be pianist Mona Coalter and organist Paul Walker.…

Read More

Tue Mar 29, 2016

"French Subtlety, English Sonority: Music Bridging the Channel ca. 1400" by The Notre Dame Medieval Quartet

-

Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center; Reyes Organ and Choral Hall

The Notre Dame Medieval Quartet, directed by Paul Walker, will present a program entitled "French Subtlety, English Sonority: Music Bridging the Channel ca. 1400" on Tuesday, March 29, 7 p.m., in the Reyes Organ Hall of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Members of the Quartet include, in addition to Professor Walker, Mark Doerries, Joshua Boggs, and Matthew Kelly, joined by Emerson Eads. The program includes music from late fourteenth-century Francy by Baude Cordier, Jaquemin de Senleches, and Solage, and from early fifteenth-century England by Leonel Power, John Dunstaple, and even King Henry V. Admission is free but ticketed. Tickets can be obtained at the box office of the Performing Arts Center.…

Read More

Fri Apr 1, 2016

Colloquium: Fr. Ivan Moody "Orthodox Aesthetics and Contemporary Art"

-

Location: 202 LaFortune Student Center

ivan_moody

Reverend Ivan Moody has emerged as one of the most distinctive voices in European composition in the last 20 years. A composer and musicologist, he is also an Archpriest of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. He has dedicated his life of creativity and research to the expression of Orthodox liturgical aesthetics in the context of modern artistic life. He has been affiliated to important research projects at universities in Portugal and Finland, and his music has been recorded by distinguished ensembles and conductors for the Hyperion, ECM, Sony, Challenge, Telarc, Gothic, Oehms, Orange Mountain, Linn and Cappella Romana labels. Reverend Moody will be the keynote speaker for the symposium of the International Society for Orthodox Church Music in June, 2016.…

Read More

Impressions of Heaven: MSM Voice Recital by Sarah Noone 

-

Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center; Leighton Concert Hall

sarah_noone_headshot

Impressions of Heaven 
A Graduate Degree Recital
Sarah Noone, soprano
Mariah Boucher, piano

Friday, April 1, 2016
7:30pm, Leighton Concert Hall

Including works by Strauss, Rachmaninoff, Dvořák, Rigatti, and living composers David Sisco and James Primosch. 

Tickets can be obtained here

Read More

Sat Apr 2, 2016

Brandon Burns MSM Organ Recital

-

Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Reyes Organ and Choral Hall

burns

On Saturday, April 2, at 7:00 pm, Master of Sacred Music student Brandon Burns will present an organ recital of works by J. S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Jeanne Demessieux and others. The recital will also include a Tudor English piece by John Blitheman, featuring students from the Sacred Music program in a chant schola. The recital will be held in the Reyes Organ and Choral Hall in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and will feature both the 2004 Paul Fritts organ and the 1680s Italian organ. The event is free and open to the public, but it is ticketed.…

Read More

Sun Apr 3, 2016

Tue Apr 5, 2016

The Organ Masses of Gaston Litaize: A DMA lecture recital by Kevin Vaughn

-

Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center; Reyes Organ and Choral Hall

pastedgraphic_1

The Organ Masses of Gaston Litaize: A DMA lecture recital by Kevin Vaughn

Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at 7:00pm. Reyes Organ and Choral Hall, DPAC

Kevin Vaughn, a third-year doctoral student in organ performance, will present his final doctoral recital entitled “The Organ Masses of Gaston Litaize (1909-1991): The Culmination of a Twentieth Century Liturgical Genre” on Tuesday, April 5. The program will begin with a lecture in which he will present research and conclusions from his doctoral dissertation of the same title and will conclude with a performance of Litaize’s Messe basse pour tous les temps 

Read More

Wed Apr 6, 2016

Wesley Dunnagan MSM Voice Recital

-

Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Leighton Concert Hall

wesley_headshot

In his final master's degree recital, tenor Wesley Dunnagan presents a diverse program of chamber works with instrumental ensemble, including Georg Melchior Hoffmann's charming cantata Meine Seele rühmt und preist, Gabriel Fauré's masterful cycle La bonne chanson

Read More

Thu Apr 7, 2016

American Bach Society Organ Recital by Craig Cramer

-

Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Reyes Organ and Choral Hall

On April 7-10, 2016, Notre Dame will host the biennial meeting of the American Bach Society, for which Sacred Music at Notre Dame is a major co-sponsor. The conference will feature an enticing array of concerts performed by faculty and students from Sacred Music. On Thursday evening at 8 p.m.in the Reyes Organ Hall of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, organ professor Craig Cramer will play a recital entitled Music of J. S. Bach and His Circle, including, in addition to Bach's famous Passacaglia, works by Georg Böhm, Buxtehude, and J. L. Krebs. Friday afternoon at 1:30 the doctoral students will play an all-Bach program, also in the Reyes Hall.…

Read More

Fri Apr 8, 2016

"The Motet from Palestrina to Bach" by Pomerium; Alexander Blachly

-

Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Leighton Concert Hall

At 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 8, 2016, Alexander Blachly's 14-voice Renaissance choir POMERIUM will present a concert in Leighton Concert Hall. This event, sponsored by the American Bach Society, is free (but ticketed).

Pomerium explores the evolution of the sacred motet from the time of Palestrina to Bach's tenure in Leipzig. The program features a kaleidoscope of motet types: with continuo and without, single-choir and double-choir, chromatic and diatonic, four-voice, five-voice, six-voice, eight-voice, and ten-voice. Pomerium's fourteen singers will be supported by a continuo group consisting of organ, viola da gamba, and violone.…

Read More

Sat Apr 9, 2016

Sun Apr 10, 2016

"Minimalism on the Organ: The works of Bert Matter", A DMA Lecture Recital by Christopher Dekker

-

Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Reyes Organ and Choral Hall

dekker

Dutch organist and composer Bert Matter is one of the most influential musicians in 20th/21st century Netherlands, yet is largely-unknown outside of his home country.  His style of composition bears resemblance to minimalism, and his improvisations are revered by his students and colleagues. Third-year doctoral candidate Christopher Dekker will present a lecture examining his life, compositional style, and works entitled Minimalism on the Organ: The works of Bert Matter,

Read More

Fri Apr 15, 2016

Creative Sacred Music Lecture Series Presents Augusta Reed Thomas

-

Location: University of Notre Dame, Crowley Hall 115

The lecture series "Creative Sacred Music " hosted by the Conducting Studio of Sacred Music at Notre Dame, with support from a Henkels Grant, presents a lecture by major American composer Augusta Read Thomas.

Augusta Read Thomas, Professor  of Composition at the University of Chicago, will lecture on "The Power of Sacred Texts in the Concert Hall", and discuss her own compositions, some of which have been commissioned by Notre Dame. Ms. Thomas has been praised by The New Yorker magazine as a "true virtuoso composer," and she has been the recipient of many awards, homages and portrait concerts in the major cities of the US.…

Read More

Jonathan Embry MSM Organ Recital

-

Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Reyes Organ and Choral Hall

Embry 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second year MSM organist, Jonathan Embry, will perform his final organ recital on Friday, April 15. The program will include works by Durufle, Bach, Hindemith and Embry. Event is free but ticketed - call the DPAC box office to obtain tickets (574) 631-2800.

Read More

Sat Apr 16, 2016

Creative Sacred Music Lecture Series Presents Leonardo Balada

-

Location: University of Notre Dame, Crowley Hall 122

The lecture series "Creative Sacred Music " hosted by the Conducting Studio of Sacred Music at Notre Dame, with support from a Henkels Grant, invites you to a lecture by major American composer Leonardo Balada.

Leonardo Balada is the Professor of Composition Emeritus and former Chair of Composition at Carnegie Mellon  University. In that role he has been the teacher of some of the most active composers in the US today.  Professor Balada has been concerned with large topics in history and social justice.  He will lecture on "Las Moradas": Constructing the Large Scale Work on Religious Topics." This session will include an open seminar where students in the Sacred Music Program at Notre Dame will show their plans for large scale compositions. He will be the subject of a portrait concert performed by Ensemble Concept/21

Read More