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Fri Apr 1, 2016

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

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Location: 202 LaFortune Student Center

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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.…

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Impressions of Heaven: MSM Voice Recital by Sarah Noone 

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Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center; Leighton Concert Hall

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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

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Sat Apr 2, 2016

Brandon Burns MSM Organ Recital

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

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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.…

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Sun Apr 3, 2016

Tue Apr 5, 2016

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

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

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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 

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Wed Apr 6, 2016

Wesley Dunnagan MSM Voice Recital

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Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Leighton Concert Hall

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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

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Thu Apr 7, 2016

American Bach Society Organ Recital by Craig Cramer

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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.…

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Fri Apr 8, 2016

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

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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.…

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Sat Apr 9, 2016

Sun Apr 10, 2016

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

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

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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,

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Fri Apr 15, 2016

Creative Sacred Music Lecture Series Presents Augusta Reed Thomas

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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.…

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Jonathan Embry MSM Organ Recital

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

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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.

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Sat Apr 16, 2016

Creative Sacred Music Lecture Series Presents Leonardo Balada

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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

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Andrew Koch MSM Organ Recital

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

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In his second master's degree recital, Andrew Koch will present a program of works by Bach, Scheidemann, Mendelssohn, and Rütti. The recital includes Bach's stunning setting of the German Agnus Dei and is  bookended by contrasting works based on chorales for the Feast of Pentecost. The event is free, but ticketed.…

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Aleksandr Novoselov MSM Organ Recital

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

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First year MSM organist, Aleksandr Novoselov, will perform his first organ recital on Saturday, April 16. The program will include works by Bruhns, Böhm, Muffat, J.S. Bach and Ritter.…

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Tue Apr 19, 2016

Simon Pick MSM Organ Recital

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

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Simon Pick's first organ recital features works by Felix Mendelssohn, Georg Böhm, J. S. Bach, and Max Reger. The program is structured around four chorale tunes, displaying the use of such melodies in compositions from the early Baroque through the late Romantic styles.…

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Fri Apr 22, 2016

Emily Meixner DMA Organ Recital

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

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Emily Meixner, second-year DMA organ student will present "Abide with Us O Lord: The Organ & The Liturgy", a DMA recital featuring works of Buxtehude, Bach, De Grigny, Alain, and Duruflé. 

Tickets are available here

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Sat Apr 23, 2016

Nichola Mitchell Garcia DMA Organ Recital

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

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First year DMA organist, Nicholas Mitchell Garcia, will perform his first DMA organ recital on Saturday, April 23. Planned program to include featured works by Muffat, Bach and Schumann. 

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Sat Apr 30, 2016