Posts Tagged ‘music’

Students Raise $23,860 for AIDS Research in Dance Marathon

January 29th, 2012 by

Students participating in a 12-hour dance marathon from 9 p.m. Jan. 28 to 9 a.m. Jan. 29 in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom raised $23,860.08 for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. The number, which is expected to grow since donations are still coming in, exceeded organizers’ expectations. Participants were required to raise a minimum of $100, with the goal for the marathon set at $10,000. “We had a total of 138 dancers staying the full 12 hours of the dance marathon plus another 60 or so entering and exiting throughout the night,” says Caroline Cataldo ’12, one of the event organizers.

Photography by Patrick O’Connor

Gamelan Gita Sari Performance Serves Up Thrilling Evening of Balinese Music and Dance

December 9th, 2011 by

The Holy Cross departments of theatre and music present their famed Balinese gamelan orchestra, Gamelan Gita Sari, under the directorship of visiting fellow in Balinese performing arts, Ni Suasthi Bandem, in concert at Brooks Concert Hall.

Lauren McCarthy ’12 and Jessica Pilloni ’12

Richa Shrestha ’12

Christopher Lally ’12

A rapt audience takes in the performance.

Suasthi and her husband, I Made Bandem, flanked by musicians in Suasthi’s gamelan classes, dancers from her Balinese performing arts classes and special guests.

Photography by J Kevin Crowley ’12

Jazz Ensemble Performs Classics from the Great American Songbook

December 1st, 2011 by

Students in the Holy Cross Jazz Ensemble perform jazz classics from the Great American Songbook as part of their winter concert in Brooks Concert Hall. Mike Monaghan serves as director.

Photograph by J Kevin Crowley ’12

Holy Cross Commemorates 10th Anniversary of 9/11

September 11th, 2011 by

The Chaplains’ Office held an interfaith vigil to mark the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11 in Memorial Plaza, which is dedicated to the members of the Holy Cross community and beyond who were victims of the tragedy. View coverage and more photos from the interfaith vigil.

A bronze plaque at Memorial Plaza bears the names of the seven alumni who were killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11: Edward A. Brennan III ’86, Thomas D. Burke ’85, Neilie A. Heffernan Casey ’90, John G. Farrell ’91, Todd A. Isaac ’94, Beth A. Quigley ’97 and John J. Ryan ’78.

Students sing during the vigil.

Rev. Paul Harman, S.J., vice president for mission, delivers remarks.

A student pauses to remember.

Attendees light sticks of incense as a sign of prayers rising up for those held in memory.

Photograph by Patrick O’Connor

Pomp and Circumstance

May 27th, 2011 by

Nicholas McKenzie conducts the Commencement ceremonial band. View more photos on the Commencement website.

Photography by Dan Vaillancourt

Speeches, Performances Allow Seniors to Reflect on College Career Before Commencement

May 25th, 2011 by

Seniors Joe Volpe, left, and Matt Akre perform during the Senior Reflection Lunch in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom, two days before Commencement. Several other members of the Class of 2011 shared their experiences on Mount St. James through essays and musical performances.

Photograph by Nick Markantonatos

Chamber Orchestra Performs as Part of Academic Conference

April 27th, 2011 by

The Holy Cross Chamber Orchestra played all six of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti in Brooks Concert Hall as part of this year’s Academic Conference. The performance featured Megan Ross ’11 (flute solo), Kevin Hoenig ’12 (violin solo), Claire Gorman ’13 (flute solo) and Brendan Prast ’14 (viola solo).

Photography by Tina Sato ’11

Memorial Service Honors Visual Arts Professor

February 8th, 2011 by

The College Choir performs in the Brooks Concert Hall during a memorial concert and celebration for Joanna E. (Jody) Ziegler, a longtime faculty member in the visual arts department who passed away last November.  Prior to the event, a meet and greet was held in the Cantor Art Gallery. A reception followed in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom.

Photograph by Peter Veillette ’12

Hitting the Right Christmas Note

December 10th, 2009 by


Wreathes adorn the Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J., Center for Music. Fr. Brooks is president emeritus of Holy Cross.

Photography by Kristin Keegan ’11

Outdoor Music Festival

September 4th, 2009 by


Students learn how to recite and perform musical rhythms using percussion instruments in Sarah Grunstein’s Fundamentals of Music class in Smith Courtyard. On sunny days, Grunstein, assistant professor of music, is known to have her students perform their own compositions on a portable piano in the courtyard.

Photography by Nick Markantonatos