Posts Tagged ‘music’

Arts Transcending Borders Program Takes Participants on Spiritual Journey

February 4th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Arts Transcending Borders  2014 artist-in-residence Cristina Pato returned to the College to present a new work-in-progress inspired by the Camino de Santiago and her Galician roots in the Mary Chapel.


Guests arrived early to explore an exhibit of photography from the Camino by Virginia and Michel Raguin in the gathering space outside Mary Chapel. Here, Professor of Art History, Virginia speaks to a guest about the photography.

Since the Middle Ages, pilgrims across Europe have undertaken an arduous journey along several routes, which, like the grooves on the scallop shells carried by the pilgrims, culminate in the town of Santiago de Compostela, the site of St. James’ tomb. Today, El Camino, or The Way of St. James, invites people from all walks of life, who often embark on the journey to mark moments of transition. “Making The Way” brought together the College Choir, theatre department faculty and students, and the Cantor Art Gallery in an exploration of the Camino in words, images and music, from medieval chant recorded in Codex Calixtinus, a 12th century illuminated transcript, to the tender aria “Lúa Descolorida” by Osvaldo Golijov, Loyola Professor of Music at Holy Cross. Drawn from the stories of local pilgrims, moments of hardship, resolve, camaraderie and mirth coalesce into a timeless narrative that invited participants on a spiritual journey along the Camino.

Chamber Orchestra, College Choir, and Chamber Singers Perform Together

March 12th, 2014 by

For the first time in recent history, the Holy Cross Chamber Orchestra, College Choir, and Chamber Singers perform together on in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel. The performance program, titled “Classics,” included works by Mozart, Brahms, and Gershwin, and performances by special guests from Beaver Country Day School Concert Chorus. Learn more about the event.



Photography by Darien Henry ’14

Fa la la la la …

December 8th, 2013 by smorriss


On a cold and blustery Sunday, when most students were inside studying and keeping warm, it was hard to miss Allison Rancourt ’17 of West Stewartstown, N.H.; Mark Lies ’17 from Greenwood Village, Colo.; and Diana Hurtado ’17 from Tucson, Ariz., standing outside the Hogan Campus Center in their fancy black dresses and duds. The trio was waiting for their ride to Boston, where they and other members of the Holy Cross Chamber Singers had been invited to perform at a private party. The group contains about 20 members and is directed by David Harris. Photo by Suzanne Morrissey

Street ’10 Performs at Worcester’s Mechanics Hall

August 7th, 2013 by

Jacob Street ’10, of North Reading, Mass., poses before his performance at Mechanics Hall as part of the Worcester Organ Concert Series. Street, who majored in music and minored in German, was an organ scholar at Holy Cross. He has been called one of the finest organists of his generation, and has received many prizes at national and international competitions. He holds a master of music degree from Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He was recently awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study in Germany during the 2013-14 academic year.

Photograph by John Buckingham

Class of 1968 Reunion Celebrations

June 8th, 2013 by smorriss

Tom Cecil, professor of mathematics and a member of the Class of 1968, shared two photos taken by Tom Andruskevich ’68 and this weekend’s reunion. At the 11 a.m. Class of 1968 Mass on Saturday in Mary Chapel (below), Holy Cross President Rev. Philip Boroughs, S.J., was joined by concelebrants Rev. John Endres, S.J., ’68 (left) and Rev. John Michalowski, S.J., ’68 (right).

Cecil (left) and his classmates Linnie Regan, Mike Ball and Rich Regan provided the music for the Mass. “We had a great reunion,” Cecil notes.

Music Majors Enjoy Graduation Day

May 30th, 2013 by smorriss

The Class of 2013 music majors gathered for a group shot in the Hart Center ice rink, where graduates prepped before processing into the gym for the Commencement ceremony. First, a friendly pose…

Then, a sillier stance…


April 22nd, 2013 by smorriss

As a warm spring day turned into a misty evening on April 19, Asian Students in Action (A.S.I.A.) presented ExplorAsian 2013. The popular event featured music and dance performances, student testimonials and an impressive buffet of Asian cuisine. All proceeds from ticket sales were donated to Kiva Microfinds, a nonprofit group connects thousands of people to borrowers and partner institutions around the world, working together to create opportunity and alleviate poverty with loans as small as $25. (Photo by Stephen Albano)

Student organizers for the evening event included

Left to right, front row: Stella Wan ’14 (in beige dress), Tery Vinh ’15, Ingrid Rivera ’13, Kim Khuu ’13 and Kharisha Laroco ’15 (holding umbrella)

Left to right, back row: Amy Cao ’15, Andrew Cavicchi ’14, Chapin Evans ’14 and Ian Jones ’15 (Photo by Stephen Albano)

Tery Vinh ’15 and Amy Cao ’15 dressed as empresses from the Tang Dynasty. (Photo courtesy Amy Cao ’15)

Holy Cross A Capella Group Delilahs Sing at White House

December 17th, 2012 by

The Delilahs, an all-female a cappella group from Holy Cross, sings holiday songs at the White House.

Photography by Michael Glynn

Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols Offers Many Festive Scenes

December 6th, 2012 by

A holiday tradition since 1978, the Office of the College Chaplains and the College Choir at Holy Cross host an annual Festival of Lessons and Carols for Advent in St. Joseph Chapel.

Rev. Paul Harman, S.J., vice president for mission, gives a reading.

Michelizabeth Sainvill ’14 delivers a reading.

Guest conductor Christopher Shepard leads the College Choir.

Michelle Sterk Barrett, director of Community-Based Learning, gives a reading.

Paul Melley, assistant chaplain and director of liturgical music, delivers a reading.

Marybeth Kearns-Barrett, director of the Office of the College Chaplains, presides at the event. Servers are, from left, Matthew Boni ’15 and Joseph Seebode ’15.

From left, Suzanne Crifo ’13, Ariel Jiminez ’13, Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president, Tracy Barlok, vice president for development and alumni relations, and Eileen Dombrowski, receptionist in the Office of the College Chaplains.

Fr. Boroughs gives a reading.
Photography by John Buckingham

Sun Boxes Make Noise on Hogan Courtyard

May 7th, 2012 by

Artist Craig Colorusso stands in the middle of his temporary sound installation “Sun Boxes” in the Hogan Courtyard.

The exhibit is comprised of 20 speakers operating independently, each powered by solar panels. The speakers emit recorded guitar notes in loops of different lengths.

Photography by Christian Santillo