Upcoming Events

Monday, January 21, 2019

An Evening of Georgian Chant - Lecture & Concert

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Location: 136 O'Neill Hall, LaBar Performance Hall

4:00 p.m. Dr. John Graham (Ph.D., 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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Monday, February 18, 2019

Sacred Music Notre Dame Colloquium Speaker: Professor Kay Shelemay

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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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Thursday, February 28, 2019

The National Lutheran Choir Concert

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Location: Basilica of the Sacred Heart

The National Lutheran Choir will perform "The Holy Spirit Mass," composed by Kim Andre Arneson and written in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  The concert will celebrate beauty, made manifest through sacred music, as well as Notre Dame's commitment to ecumenical friendship.…

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Cosmos and Creation in the Twelfth Century World Premier

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Location: Jordan Hall of Science

Dr. Margot Fassler and digital artist Christian Jara created this full-dome, digitized model of the stages of creation of the universe and of the motion of the cosmos based on the theological and scientific understandings of Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179). The score for the display is based on Hildegard’s compositions, and sung by Sacred Music Notre Dame students. Images are taken from an illuminated copy of Hildegard’s treatise Scivias, written in the 1140’s and copied in the last years of her life. This work brings artistic and theological works of a newly minted Doctor of the Church into the modern planetarium.…

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