Music-Theater Department presents play, three concerts
St. Kate’s students in the Music-Theater Department and their collaborators share the gift of music and laughter in a variety of performances this semester.
Director of Theater Teresa Lyons-Hegdahl directs a production of Crimes of the Heart, Beth Henley’s Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics' Circle Award-winning 1981 play. It was also nominated for a Tony Award while the film of the same name—starring Minnesotan Jessica Lange along with Sissy Spacek and Diane Keaton—garnered several Academy Award nominations.
Performances are Nov. 9–12 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. in the Frey Theater on the St. Catherine University St. Paul campus.
The St. Catherine Choral Society, under the direction of Music Department Chair Patricia Cahalan Connors, is a community masterworks chorus. Founded in 1993, it includes both St. Kate’s students and Twin Cities community members who perform two concerts during the academic year.
At the society’s fall concert, they will be joined by the Minnesota Boychoir and will perform George Frederick Handel’s Utrecht Jubilate and John Rutter’s Mass of the Children.
The concert will be performed 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, in Holy Spirit Church, 515 South Albert Street, St. Paul. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for chlldren and free with a St. Catherine University ID.
The St. Catherine String Chamber Orchestra Concert is comprised of students and seasoned professionals who explore a wide variety of string orchestral repertoire. The ensemble’s conductor is Ewa Bujak, a native of Poland, who is also on faculty at the St. Joseph’s School of Music, the Saint Paul Conservatory of Music and Concordia University.
The orchestra’s fall concert will be Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 at 7:30 p.m., in the Our Lady of Victory Chapel on the University’s St. Paul campus. Admission is free.
Holiday traditions in the chapel
As the fall semester comes to a close, the St. Catherine University Women’s Choir and String Orchestra present their Candlelight Christmas Concert. Performed in Our Lady of Victory Chapel, the concert is an annual highlight of the Christmas season. The free concert will be Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 at 8 p.m.