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Music at Aquinas College

Concerts and Events

All Concerts and Events will be Pre-Recorded or Live Streamed and can be viewed via the Music Department Facebook page @aqmusicdept during the Fall 2020 semester. Go to our Facebook page to view the streamed event at the date and time shown below or to watch the recorded video at your convenience after the actual release. In most cases, details on the performance pieces will be available on the site, as well. Contact music@aquinas.edu with questions.


Friday, September 11 at 7:30 p.m.
‘One Voice’ 
featuring AQ Music Alumni:Liz Owen, ‘11, Catherine Jandernoa, ‘13, and Olivia Vargas, ‘18. 

Sunday, September 13 at 4:00 p.m.
‘Live from Home’ 
Folias - Flute and Guitar Duo 

Thursday, September 17 at 7:30 pm
‘Night Prayer’ for the Feast of St. Hildegard of Bingen 
Chants and Contemplative Readings from St. Hildegard with Associate Professor Barbara Witham McCargar, Soprano and Associate Professor Emerita Catherine Williams, O.P.

Sunday, September 27 at 3:00 p.m. 
‘Unity, Hope and Reflection’ 
featuring our Music Department Ensembles: Chamber Strings, College Band, College Chorus, Jazz Band and Women’s Chorus. 


Sunday, October 18 at 3:00 p.m.
‘Music Department Student Showcase’ 
featuring selected soloists and small ensembles, including the winners of the Spring 2020 Concerto Contest and Student Honors Recitalists, presenting a wide variety of music. 

Saturday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m.
‘Organ Meditations’
a performance of organ solo works dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary offered by Matthew Jakubisin, Guest Organist. 


Saturday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Duo Jazz Piano Concert with Robin Connell and Steve Talaga
Extraordinary technicians and improvisers, Robin, whose captivating vocals will also be on display, was the Musician of the Year as chosen by the West Michigan Jazz Society in 2017, while Steve received the award back in 2008. Active performers leading their own groups and sitting in with numerous others, as well as instructing in Jazz throughout West Michigan, this duo is taking the stage for the first time in a concert without the support of drums and bass. The electricity that these two will generate as their fingers race across the keys will be…unforgettable. 

Sunday, November 15 at 3:00 p.m.
‘A Season of Giving’ 
This Thanksgiving Collage will be a musical “progressive dinner.” Performance venues around the campus will Feature our Music Department Ensembles: Chamber Strings, College Band, College Chorus, Jazz Band and Women’s Chorus. Audience members will be able to walk from venue to venue to Music from a variety of countries and learn about other traditions of giving. These traditions will represent countries in which Aquinas College has Study Away programs. As a way of giving thanks, please consider going online and making a contribution to a food pantry in your Community.


Release Date: December 6
A Service of Lessons and Carols 
This Service traces its roots to 1918 in Cambridge, UK. This event will be pre-recorded, featuring nine Lessons or scripture passages, each will be read by members from all areas of the Aquinas College community, followed by Carols or musical selections offered in response by student soloists and ensembles from within the Music Department. 

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