Music at Aquinas College

Concerts and Events

Full Campus Events Calendar

Fall 2022 AQ Music Calendar of Concerts and Events

All events are FREE and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Contact music@aquinas.edu if you’d like more information.

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September

Friday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. (Homecoming)
Alumni-Student Jazz Jam, Kretschmer Recital Hall

Saturday, Sept. 17 at noon to 1 p.m. (Homecoming)
Jazz Band under the Tent

Saturday, Sept. 17 at noon to 2 p.m. (Homecoming)
Art Exhibit Reception, Gallery, AMC

Saturday, Sept. 17 at 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., & 4:00 p.m. (Homecoming)
Alumni-Student Theatrical & Musical Performances, Amphitheatre, AMC

Sunday, Sept. 18 at 10:30 a.m. (Homecoming)
Golden Saints Mass, Our Lady Seat of Wisdom

Friday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
'Fall Showcase' Concert
Ensembles from the Music Department will be taking the Stage. Directed by Dr. Tom Polett, Dr. Christopher Mason, and Samer Jeroudi, MM
Kretschmer Recital Hall

October

Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Folias Duo with Olivia and Michael
Flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron team up with two of their favorite musical collaborators, vocalist Olivia Vargas and guitarist Michael Pierce. They'll feature original works and arrangements for this intimate quartet of voice, flute, and two guitars.
Kretschmer Recital Hall

Friday, Oct. 7 at 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Inauguration of Aquinas College’s Ninth President, Alicia R. Córdoba, D.M.A.
Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center

Saturday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
AQ Choral Invitational Concert
The AQ Choirs and Guest Catholic High School Choirs from the region perform from their repertoire and combine for the finale directed by AQ’s Dr. Christopher Mason.
Cathedral of Saint Andrew, 215 Sheldon Blvd. S.E., Grand Rapids, MI

Friday, Oct. 28 all day
AQ High School Choral Day
Dr. Christopher Mason, Director of Choral Activities, will be leading a day-long clinic on campus for high school choir singers from all over the region.
Contact the Music Department if you would like to know more about this opportunity open to high school choirs near you!

Friday, Oct. 28 at 4:30 p.m.
The day-long clinic will culminate with a Public Concert.
Ballroom, Wege Student Center

November

Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
All Souls’ Day Organ Meditations
Featuring Jordan Malone, student organist. A Collaboration between the Music and Campus Ministry Departments.
Our Lady Seat of Wisdom

Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 4:30 p.m.
Gold Mass with Bishop Walkowiak presiding
The music for worship will be supported by the Collegiate Singers directed by Dr. Christopher Mason.
Our Lady Seat of Wisdom

Friday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
AQ Jazz Band Fall Concert
Directed by Dr. Tom Polett. Reception in the Lobby.
Kretschmer Recital Hall

Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m.
College Band and Chamber Strings Concert
Directed by Dr. Tom Polett and Samer Jeroudi, MM
Kretschmer Recital Hall

Friday, Nov. 18
AQ High School Honor Band Day
Dr. Tom Polett, Instrumental Music Director, will be leading a day of full-band rehearsals, and sectional rehearsals with our adjunct experts, on campus for band students from high schools from across the region. Contact the Music Department if you would like to know more about this opportunity for a high school near you! 

Friday, Nov. 18 at 4:30 p.m.
The High School Honor Band day will culminate with a Public Concert.
Kretschmer Recital Hall

December

Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
A Service of Lessons and Carols
AQ Choirs conducted by Dr. Christopher Mason, Director of Choral Activities, the Chamber Strings conducted by Samer Jeroudi, MM, and Readers from all corners of the campus tell the ancient story of our Savior’s birth in sung and spoken word. This is a collaboration with the Campus Ministry and Art Departments.
Our Lady Seat of Wisdom

Sunday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m.
Christmas Collage Concert
The spirit of the season is on display through the sounds of the ensembles from the AQ Music Department, directed by Dr. Tom Polett, Dr. Christopher Mason, and Samer Jeroudi, MM. Christmas Cookie Reception in the Lobby!
Kretschmer Recital Hall