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Concerts and Events

Music at Holy Cross, Spring 2019


Tuesday, February 5, 12:30 pm

First Tuesday Lunch Concert

Brooks Concert Hall

Enjoy a relaxing half hour at the first installment of the First Tuesday Lunch Concert Series.  The First Tuesday Lunch Concert Series features short and enjoyable concerts by our Artists-in-Residence, various guest artists and students.


Tuesday, February 5, 7:30 pm

Beethoven Piano Sonatas Marathon

Featuring the piano students of Adam Golka

Brooks Concert Hall


Tuesday, February 12, 7:30 pm


Brooks Concert Hall

Adam Golka and Jan Müller-Szeraws will perform with guest violinist Johnny Gandelsman.

Acclaimed solo violinist and member of the Brooklyn Rider String Quartet and the Silk Road Ensemble, Jonny Gandelsman will join Holy Cross Artists-in-Residence, pianist Adam Golka and cellist Jan Müller-Szeraws, in a trio program featuring masterworks by Maurice Ravel and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.


Thursday, February 21, 7:30 pm

Just D.A.N.C.E.

Alice Jones - flute

Laura Armstrong - clarinet

Matthew Jaskot - piano

Brooks Concert Hall

Guest artists Alicia Jones (flute) and Laura Armstrong (clarinet) join Matthew Jaskot (piano) in presenting music inspired by dance.  The program will include choreography provided by students and faculty from the Holy Cross Dance Department and music by Valerie Coleman, Claude Debussy, Osvaldo Golijov and Libby Larsen.  The featured composition is Jaskot’s modern take on the traditional dance suite, entitled Dense, Angular, Nuanced, Cosmic Energy. 


Sunday, February 24, 3:00 pm

Lorraine Mihaliak, Organist

Holy Cross Organ Scholar ‘19

Senior Recital

St.  Joseph Memorial Chapel


Tuesday, February 26, 7:30 pm

Global Voices: Sound/Art

Worcester Art Museum


Tuesday, March 12, 12:30 pm

First Tuesday Lunch Concert

Brooks Concert Hall


Thursday, March 14, 6:00 PM

Gregorian Vespers in Memory of those Lost to War

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

A Latin Vespers, featuring Gregorian chant. The Schola Gregoriana of Holy Cross, consisting of the students in Prof. Daniel DiCenso’s “Gregorian Chant” courses will be directed by Laurence Rosania (Director of Liturgy and Music, Office of the College Chaplains). This Vespers service will be dedicated to those alumni/ae and students of the College who gave their lives in service of their country.  Sponsored by the Department of Music and the Office of the College Chaplains.  An event of the 175th Anniversary of the College.


Friday, March 15, 7:30 pm

Holy Cross College Choir

Locus Iste: Finding Your Place

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

The Holy Cross Choirs are back from their tour down the East Coast, and eager to share their tour program with the Holy Cross community! Appropriately enough for returning home after a journey, this program is called “Finding Your Place.” Come hear songs from across the globe, with a special set by American composers.


Sunday, March 17, 3:00 pm

Benjamin Alard, Organist

Organist: Church is Saint-Louis-en-Île, Paris, France

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel


Friday, March 29, 7:30 pm

Music and the Jesuits: A 175th Celebration

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

Many Holy Cross musical ensembles and performers will join together for this jubilant celebration of the Jesuits and their multifaceted relationship to music: as composers, performers, scholars, patrons, dedicatees, and more. This Lessons-and-Carols style concert will feature a wide-ranging program, with student essays on the Jesuits’ contributions to the field of music interspersed with performances by the College Choir, Chamber Singers, Organ Scholars, Brooks Scholars, Chamber Orchestra, Marching Band, many talented soloists, as well as students taking the "Music & the Jesuits" and "Senior Seminar" courses. The musical program will consist of music by Jesuit composers, settings of Jesuit poetry, commissions by Jesuit institutions—all honoring the historical influence of Jesuits on our musical life. Sponsored by the Department of Music, the Office of the College Chaplains, the Office of Mission and Identity and the the 175th Anniversary Committee.  An event of the 175th Anniversary of the College.


Sunday, March 31

Senior Vocal Recitals

James Falconer, baritone, 2:00 PM

Lauren Carey, mezzo-soprano, 4:00 PM

Brooks Concert Hall


Tuesday, April 2, 12:30 pm

First Tuesday Lunch Concert

Brooks Concert Hall


Tuesday, April 2, 7:30 PM

Song Concert

Love in spring: A Concert of Art Song

Brooks Concert Hall

Join us for an intimate concert of love songs by Schubert, Barber, and other notable art-song composers. Come and hear about all the different aspects of love, from the joyous to the heart-breaking to the hilarious.


Sunday, April 7

Senior Vocal Recitals

Ying Hong, baritone, 2:00 pm

Lauren Simeon, cello 3:30 pm

Teresa Murphy, mezzo-soprano, 5:00 pm

Brooks Concert Hall


Monday, April 8, 5:30 pm

Senior Recital

Zhiran (Karen) Xu, piano

Brooks concert Hall


Tuesday, April 9, 7:30 pm

Senior recital

Anastasia Dulskiy, piano

Brooks Concert Hall


Thursday, April 11, 7:30 pm

Holy Cross Chamber Players

Carol Lieberman, violin

Mark Kroll, Harpsichord

Brooks Concert Hall


Friday, April 12, 7:30 pm

Holy Cross Chamber Singers

Palestrina and Victoria: Renaissance Masters

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

The Chamber Singers will share works of the Spanish Renaissance Jesuit composer Tomas Luis de Victoria, together with his mentor, and the most famous composer of his day, the Italian Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. These two composers represent the height of Renaissance musical genius; don’t miss this transcendent program.


Sunday, April 14

Senior Recital, 2:00 pm

Brett Cotter, cello

Junior Recital, 5:00 pm

Kerry Larkin, trumpet

Brooks Concert Hall


Tuesday, April 16, 7:30 pm

Holy Cross Jazz Ensemble

Spring Concert

Brooks Concert Hall

An evening of Big Band Jazz music that plays from the Classic to the Contemporary. The band will play music drawn from the libraries of Jazz Legends Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Buddy Rich, as well as Contemporary Jazz Artists Herbie Hancock and Wynton Marsalis. Our student soloists will be featured throughout the concert. Also performing that evening will be the Brooks Combo, a small jazz group made up of members of the Jazz Ensemble.


Wednesday, April 24, 7:30 pm

Holy Cross College Orchestra

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 &

World Premiere by Brooks Scholar Matthew Pinder '20

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

The Holy Cross College Orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and a world premiere by Brooks Scholar Matthew Pinder ’20.


Friday, April 26, 4:00 pm

Spring Chamber Music Recital

Mary Chapel


Friday, April 26, 7:30 pm

H-CLEF Concert

Brooks Concert Hall

Join the Holy Cross Laptop Ensemble Federation for an evening of silent film accompanied by live music performed on DIY synthesizers, repurposed smart phones and hacked game controllers. 


Saturday, April 27, 7:30 pm

Holy Cross College Choir

Carissimi's Jephte: A Baroque Oratorio

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

Giacomo Carissimi was the first great composer of oratorios, and his influence on the form has lasted for hundreds of years. Hear his most famous oratorio, Jephte, the tragic Hebrew Bible story of the general Jephte, his daughter, and the heart-breaking results of his vow to God. The final chorus is one of the most beautiful works in the choral repertoire. All of the highly dramatic vocal solos will be performed by students.

Sunday, April 28, 2:00 pm


Concert Band Concert

Hogan Ballroom

The Holy Cross Concert Band, led by Director of Bands Dr. Ernest Jennings, will present its Spring concert entitled “Contemporary Classics,” to take place on Sunday, April 28, 2019 in Hogan Campus Center Ballroom at 2:00PM. This concert will feature standard and contemporary works for wind band by a diverse list of composers for the medium. Please join us for an afternoon of exciting music.


Sunday, April 28, 3:00 pm

Pavel Kohout, Organist

International Concert Organist, Prague, Czech Republic

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel


Tuesday April 30, 6:00 pm

End of Semester Student Recital

Brooks Concert Hall


Thursday, May 2, 7:30 pm

Psaltikon — The Day of the Resurrection (Byzantine Chant)

St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

Psaltikon, the critically acclaimed Boston-based Byzantine chant ensemble directed by Spyridon Antonopoulos, will present a program of celebratory chants for Pascha from Medieval Byzantium. Sponsored by the Department of Music, the Office of the College Chaplains, and the Department of Classics. An event of the 175th Anniversary of the College.


Friday, May 3, 7:30 pm

Gamelan Gita Sari Concert

Brooks Concert Hall


Sunday, May 5, 7:30 pm

Percussion Ensemble

Brooks Concert Hall