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Notre Dame Children's Choir Performs at Walt Disney Hall

Author: Mark Doerries

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Students and faculty from Sacred Music at Notre Dame had a full schedule of performances in South Bend and California the week before Christmas. The Notre Dame Children’s Choir along with an octet of graduate-student vocalists and conductors were featured performers with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Alistair Willis and prepared by Dr. Mark Doerries. The octet of singers included Emily Bird, Erin Wendt, Alyse Jamieson, Fatima Anyekeyma, Nolan Carter, Brandon Hollihan, Jared Swope, and Zen Kuriyama who performed holiday classics including We Need a Little Christmas, Twas the Night Before Christmas

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Grammy-winning jazz musician Arturo Sandoval records Christmas album with Notre Dame Children's Choir

Author: Arts and Letters

An internationally acclaimed jazz and classical musician and composer, Arturo Sandoval has received 10 Grammy Awards, six Billboard Awards and an Emmy Award and is a 2013 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, this nation’s highest civilian honor. Sandoval will headline a festive Christmas in September event featuring the Notre Dame Children's Choir, Notre Dame Symphonic Winds, and the Notre Dame Jazz Ensemble. His album Arturo Sandoval's Christmas at Notre Dame, recorded last year in the Leighton Concert Hall, will be released Sept. 28.

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Lilly Endowment awards $1.6 million grant for Sacred Music at Notre Dame program

Author: Carrie Gates

The University of Notre Dame has received a $1.6 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support the Sacred Music at Notre Dame (SMND) program and its transformative work with graduate students and the community. This is the program’s second grant from the Lilly Endowment — a private, philanthropic foundation that supports the causes of religion, education, and community development — following a $1.9 million grant in 2012 that helped launch SMND.

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A New Movement for Sacred Music

Author: Brendan O'Shaughnessy

 

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The goal of Sacred Music at Notre Dame is to keep alive great musical traditions of the Western world. By training young people in the history and breadth of sacred music, the program aims to reinvigorate Christian churches through a new generation of parish musicians that can help lead liturgical services and also create new music.

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New Lyric Choir Welcomes Singers with Special Needs

Author: Mark Doerries

The Notre Dame Children’s Choir has initiated a new choir for singers with special needs, the Lyric Choir. For children ages 9 to 13, the Lyric Choir focuses on singing and experiencing sacred music in a welcoming choral community, musical instruction specifically geared to meet the abilities of students with physical, social, emotional, and/or intellectual challenges.

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Register for the New Elkhart Community Children's Choir

Author: Sacred Music Academy

The Elkhart Community Children's Choir is a division of the Notre Dame Children’s Choir for singers ages 7 to 10 in the Elkhart community. The program is free to all involved. The Choir is hosted by Saint John’s Episcopal Church and sings for special community-wide ecumenical services in the afternoons near Christmas, Easter, and for the Notre Dame Children’s Choir’s Festival.

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Notre Dame Adds New Children's Choir

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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The voices of 40 children will be added to the University of Notre Dame’s internationally renowned choirs this fall.

According to Mark B. Doerries, conductor of The University of Notre Dame Children’s Choir, “Our program is geared toward three populations: the children of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, and Holy Cross faculty and staff; children from local Catholic and Protestant churches that do not currently have children’s choirs; and home schooling families who may not have access to artistic children’s programs.” Participation in the ecumenical choir is free, and information on auditions and registration is available online.

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