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MusicNOW Festival entertains once again

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ The National returned to its hometown to perform at Cincinnati’s MusicNOW Festival with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO). Originally founded in 2006 by The National’s guitarist Bryce Dessner, the festival has been an opportunity for classical and indie musicians to collaborate and experiment with new music. This year’s festival took … Continue reading

‘Voices for Change

By: Jessica Griggs ~Staff Writer~ At the end of the week after some of the stress of housing and registration has been alleviated, the Xavier Players will be presenting “Voices for Change,” an eclectic show produced, directed and performed by Xavier students. Comprised of a variety of small pieces, many of which were written by … Continue reading

Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble performs in Bach Festival

By: Aiyana Moore ~Staff Writer~ The 2015 Cincinnati Bach Festival is bringing the music of Johann Sebastian Bach to modern Cincinnati. The festival showcases a variety of vocal and instrumental music from Bach in events ocurring all over Cincinnati. On Tuesday, Christ Church Cathedral welcomed the Xavier Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble (EVE) to join the festival … Continue reading

Concert choir to perform Mozart’s ‘Requiem

By: Aiyana Moore ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier University Concert Choir, in coordination with the Cincinnati Ballet, will produce the composer’s final piece for one weekend only Tragic moments give way to hope in the Cincinnati Ballet’s newest performance set to Mozart’s “Requiem Mass in D Minor,” accompanied by the Xavier University Concert Choir. “We are … Continue reading

An interview with Dr. Polina Bespalko on her upcoming concert

By: Nick McGill ~Sports Editor~ Polina Bespalko is a member of the music faculty at Xavier University and is the director of the Xavier University Music Series. Originally from Russia, Bespalko will be giving a concert highlighting important Russian and Soviet composers on March 27 in the Werner Recital Hall at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. … Continue reading

Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble entertains

By: Liz Slocum ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier UniversityEdgecliff Vocal Ensemble (EVE) teamed up with the St. Peter in Chains Cathedral Choir and the Cincinnati Camerata on Feb. 15 to perform at the St. Peter in Chains Cathedral downtown. The concert consisted of sacred music by early composers such as William Byrd, Giacomo Carissimi, Giovanni Pierluigi … Continue reading

Junior student vocal recital entrances

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier University Department of Music and Theatre presented the student recital, which featured vocal performances from juniors Laura DeBrunner, Griff Bludworth, Elizabeth Rancourt, Brandon Langjahr and Mary Bond. The performance was held on the evening of Feb. 14 at Bellarmine Chapel. Each performance was accompanied by Jan Corrothers on … Continue reading

The Super Bowl of Preaching

By: Jessica Griggs ~Guest Writer~ Across the United States, the Super Bowl typically draws more than 100 million viewers each year, and consequentially churches report their lowest numbers in attendance for the same day. Crossroads Community Church, a church with five campuses in Cincinnati, came up with a solution to the dismal attendance of churchgoers … Continue reading

Xavier Music Series triumphs with Judicaël Perroy

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ Xavier welcomed internationally- renowned classical guitarist Judicaël Perroy as part of the Music Department’s Music Series. The concert was held on Jan. 25 to an ecstatic audience. Perroy was born in Paris in 1973. He began his guitar career at age 7, after being recognized as a prodigy, and has received great acclaim ever since. He both plays guitar and … Continue reading

Jazzy Bone Voyage band swings and sways

By: Liz Slocum ~Staff Writer~ Jazz is very much alive at Xavier University. As part of its 2015 “Master of Swing Series,” Xavier hosted the Bone Voyage Jazz Band, featuring local jazz singer Nancy James, on Jan. 18 at the Gallagher Student Center Theatre. Since 2001, Bone Voyage has been entertaining audiences across the U.S. and Europe. Even with the passing of original trombone and trumpet … Continue reading

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