The Catholic University of America

Nov. 19, 2012

University Events Usher In Christmas Season

  CUA Symphony Orchestra
 

The CUA Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Searle, will perform at the Dec. 7 Christmas Concert for Charity at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Upper Church. The concert also features the Basilica Choir and CUA's University Singers and University Chorus.

Catholic University will usher in the Christmas season with a series of events to take place over the course of the next month. Unless noted, events take place on campus.

CUA Women’s Chorus Christmas Concert
On Friday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m., the chorus will perform carols and lullabies in the St. Vincent de Paul Chapel. Kevin O’Brien, conductor. For more information, visit music.cua.edu/calendar/index.cfm or call 202-319-5416.

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
On Friday, Nov. 30, at 5 p.m., Campus Ministry and the Office of Campus Activities host the annual Light the Season event. The ceremonial lighting of the tree in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center third-floor Atrium will be accompanied by music and refreshments. For more information, visit ministry.cua.edu/liturgy/cuaworship/litschedual.cfm.

CUA Wind Ensemble Concert
On Monday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m., the ensemble will perform at Hartke Theatre. John Mitchell, conductor. For more information, visit music.cua.edu/calendar/index.cfm or call 202-319-5416.

Annual Christmas Concert for Charity
On Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. musicians will perform at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Sponsored annually by University and the Basilica, this year’s concert features the Choir of the Basilica, conducted by Peter Latona, director of music; The Catholic University of America Chamber Choir, University Singers, University Chorus, and the CUA Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward Professor, and director of the Institute of Sacred Music. A freewill offering will be taken to benefit the Archdiocese for the Military Services USA. For more information, visit www.nationalshrine.com or http://music.cua.edu/calendar/index.cfm.

A Celtic Christmas
On Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. in Caldwell Hall Auditorium, the CUA Gaels and the Office of Residence Life present an Irish Christmas performance featuring student dancers and musicians. For more information, contact the Central Neighborhood Residence Hall Office at 202-319-5850.

 

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