Join the monks as the Notre Dame Children's Choir performs at St. Benedict's Abbey on Tuesday, June 13 at 7:00pm. The performance is free and the public is welcome.
The University of Notre Dame Children’s Choir tour of the Midwest Friday, comes to Saint Benedict’s Abbey on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm to celebrate the release of their new album, O Day of Peace. The album features favorite anthems and hymns arrangements of the choir, including works by Herbert Howells, Hubert Parry, Jean Sibelius, Martin How, and Richard Terry. Two newly commissioned hymns are included on the album: Brian Schoettler’s While Seeking Refuge from the Storms of Life, winner of the 2016 Notre Dame Children’s Choir Hymn Competition, and Hillary Doerries’ Joyful is the Dark, composer in-residence of the choir. The Choir will also perform a recent commission from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, In Living Green.
The University of Notre Dame Children’s Choir is an ecumenical choral program for children from toddlers through high school. The Choir educates over 200 choristers weekly; commissions and records new liturgical, classical, jazz, and spiritual music; and tours nationally. The Chamber Choir of the NDCC has performed for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, TEDx, and the Indiana Music Education Association. The Choir’s debut album, O Emmanuel, opened at the number one position on Billboard’s Chart of Traditional Classical Music in 2016.
The Choir is led by Artistic Director Dr. Mark Doerries, Assistant Professor in the Practice of Conducting at the University of Notre Dame, and accompanied by Juan Mesa, Director of Music at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Holliston, MA.
For more on the choir see their website.