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Black History Month event explores the sounds of African-American jazz, classical and gospel music

Author: Erin Blasko

“Unsung: The Exploration of the Sounds of Black Folk” featured performances by vocalist Calesta “Callie” Day and pianist and composer Isaac Cates, in collaboration with Emorja Roberson, doctoral student in Sacred Music; Alex Mansour, senior in the Music Department; the Notre Dame Folk Choir and director J.J Wright; the Notre Dame Children’s Choir; and a community choir composed of area church members.The Sacred Music Program, in collaboration with Campus Ministry, the Graduate School, the Department of Africana Studies, the Office of Community Relations and the Program of Liberal Arts, hosted an evening of African-American jazz, classical and gospel music Feb. 8 (Friday) as part of Black History Month celebrations at the University of Notre Dame.

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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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