Choirs to perform in Spring Choral Concert 2013, May 2

Contact:
Gwen O’Brien
Director of Media Relations
Saint Mary’s College
(574) 284-4579

April 29, 2013 (Notre Dame, Ind.)—The Saint Mary’s College Department of Music will present the Spring Choral Concert with performances by the Saint Mary’s Women’s Choir and Collegiate Choir. The concert will take place on Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Little Theater of the Moreau Center of the Arts.

The Women’s Choir is a select 41-voice ensemble. Music professor Nancy Menk, musical director of both choirs, regularly commissions and performs new works for women's voices. In March 2011 the choir toured in Nanjing, Suzhou, and Shanghai, China, and in June 2012 they appeared in concert for the American Choral Directors Association National Symposium on American Choral Music in Washington, DC.  They were recently named Second Place Winners for The American Prize in Choral Performance for 2012.  This year’s Spring Break Concert Tour took the choir to Indianapolis, Louisville, Nashville, Atlanta, and Ft. Lauderdale.

The Saint Mary’s Collegiate Choir performs primarily on campus, giving at least one concert per semester and performing in the annual service of Lessons and Carols during the Advent season. They also perform regularly with the Women’s Choir and the Notre Dame Glee Club in joint performances with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra. 

Bellacappella, Saint Mary's premiere a cappella ensemble, will perform selected songs as well. Bellacappella is designed to entertain audiences with fun, popular music that is enjoyable for all ages.  This student-run group loves performing throughout the year both on campus and throughout surrounding communities.  Started in 2006, Bellcappella continually adds songs to their repertoire, all of which are arranged by members of the group.

The community is encouraged to come and enjoy a night filled with music and variety.

“The concert will be a potpourri of pieces that we were able to learn this semester when we weren't working on the Britten War Requiem, along with some favorites from our Spring Break Concert Tour and several selections by Bellacappella," said Menk.

Tickets can be purchased on the Moreau Center for the Arts website at MoreauCenter.com or by calling the Box Office at (574) 284-4626.

Adults:  $11
Senior Citizens:  $9
SMC/ND/HCC Faculty and Staff:  $8
SMC/ND/HCC Students: Free with ID
Children (12 and younger): $5

About Saint Mary’s College: Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., is a four-year, Catholic, residential, women’s liberal arts college offering five bachelor’s degrees and more than 30 major areas of study, such as business, nursing, art, chemistry, and social work. The College’s single-gender environment has been proven, in study after study, to foster confidence, ethical leadership, and strong academic success. Saint Mary's College ranks among the top 100 “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” for 2013 published by U.S. News. Founded in 1844 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Saint Mary’s College’s mission is to educate women and prepare them for postgraduate success whether it’s a first job, graduate school, or postgraduate service.