Tickets on sale now for One World, Voices United on Friday, April 23 at 7pm CT
Featuring the Loyola University Chicago Chamber Choir, University Chorale, & Women's Chorus, this virtual program celebrates music and singing from around the world, featuring music from South Africa, Japan, Bulgaria, Canada, Finland, Brazil, the Mediterranean, and India. Tickets are priced on a pay-what-you-can scale if you wish to support the department. All price levels include a ticket.
Tickets on sale now for the Spring 2021 Instrumental Showcase on Thursday, April 29 at 7pm CT
Loyola’s instrumental ensembles are excited to share a virtual performance of the Spring Instrumental Showcase featuring the Jazz, Percussion, Symphony, and Wind Ensembles . The concert features the talents of ensemble members and conductors who collaborated remotely to make music together this semester. Tickets are priced on a pay-what-you-can scale if you wish to support the department. All price levels include a ticket.
ELEMENTS is a sound exploration of four states of matter in the form of earth, fire, air, and water. Ruminating on Thale’s philosophy that “all is water,” ELEMENTS is also a meditation on water’s singular importance and relationship to the other three elements.
Most of the audio was recorded virtually with chorus members from Loyola University and the University of Illinois campuses. Several pieces were recorded live, masked and safely distanced, with a vocal octet from the New Earth Ensemble. WATCH VIDEO
Loyola University Chicago presents American Dreams, a virtual choir concert showcasing the rich history of American choral music. In this event, our choirs explore how choral music has evolved in the United States from early colonial arrangements to spirituals to 20th century avant-garde to the modern day, leaving listeners to contemplate a hopeful future for both choral music and our resilient nation. Features music by Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate, William Billings, Harry Burleigh, Florence Price, Irving Berlin, John Cage, Meredith Monk, and Kile Smith.
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Rising senior majoring in Music and Psychology, Laura Bottei recently performed an organ concert titled "Play Like A Girl" as part of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians Lunchtime Virtual Concert Series. A native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Laura began studying piano at the age of 5. At Loyola, she studies organ with Steven Betancourt, voice with Sarah Ponder, and previously studied piano with Anthony Molinaro. During the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years, she is serving as the organ scholar at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago. Following graduation, Laura plans to pursue an MM in organ performance.
Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 531- J.S. Bach (1685-1750);
Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter, BWV 650- J.S. Bach;
Sonata No. 4 in B flat Major- Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847):
I. Allegro con brio,
II. Andante religioso,
IV. Allegro maestoso e vivace,;
Carillon, from 24 Pieces in free style- Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Celebrate Earth 1 is the first part in an ongoing YouTube virtual project designed by students and faculty from the DFPA. This online soundscape is based on variations of the medieval chant, "Adoro te devote," culminating in the hymn "For the Beauty of the Earth." The singers and instrumentalists recorded their parts individually, then were compiled into a cohesive work.
This first installment features over one hundred choristers from the LUC Women's Chorus (conducted by Jennifer Budziak), University Chorale, and Chamber Choir (conducted by Kirsten Hedegaard), as well as guest musicians: Rich Leasure, organ, Jim Gailloreto, soprano saxophone, and Jill Kaeding, cello. Sound production was done by Sam Mason, and video production was completed by Alec Loftus, both students in the music program.
Part 2 will feature music from Paul Winter's Missa Gaia, which was set to be performed by the choirs and dance division in late March. Future installments will be completed over the summer.WATCH VIDEO
Sebastian Agignoae Founds Organization To Serve Displaced Musicians
Alumnus Sebastian Agigneae activates the transformational power of music for social change by founding the International Orchestra of Refugees. READ
Loyola Music alum Bill Cernota, cellist for the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra, receives the 2019 CYSO Alumni Award. The Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO) Community Partnership Programs support music training and access for more than 8,500 young musicians ages 6-18 each year. Click to read the CYSC blog post.
Music Major Megan DelSignore conducts the Loyola Wind Ensemble
Megan DelSignore debuts her first compositional work at the Loyola Instrumental Showcase. READ
Q&A with Wendel Patrick
The Department of Fine and Performing Arts is excited to welcome award-winning musician, producer and composer Wendel Patrick as our 2019 Artist-in-Residence this January.