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Xavier Singers delivers boisterous performance

By: Alex Spindler ~Arts & Entertainment Editor~ If anything could be said for the Xavier Singers, it’s that the en­ergy never ceases to amaze. The wholly student-produced group of 14 singers and dancers flipped, kicked and belted their way through a new rock concert entitled “Welcome to the New Age: A Live Music Experience from … Continue reading

Sophomore Spring Vocal Recital features Xavier students’ talent

By: Alex Spindler ~Staff Writer~ The Department of Music and Theatre hosted the Sophomore Spring Vocal Recital this weekend at Bellarmine Chapel. Under the tutelage of vocal instructor Harriet Beebe Arrasmith, the voices of sophomores Brandon Langjahr, Elizabeth Rancourt, Mary Bond and Griffith Bludworth pierced the night air with selections ranging from classical to contemporary … Continue reading

Snapshot: Winter Music Festival: Men’s and Women’s Choruses

Xavier University Department of Music & Theatre hosted the “Winter Music Festival” in Bellarmine Chapel. Both Men’s and Women’s choruses performed on Monday, Feb. 24. For information on future concerts, go to

VanillaSake moves on to Semi-Final round of the Madison Theater Band Challenge

By: Alex Spindler ~Staff Writer~ The long tradition of local bands and great music continues with VanillaSake, a rock ‘n’ roll quartet involved in the Cincinnati music scene and Xavier community. Brian Sheridan (vocals and rhythm guitar), Sean Dunn (lead guitar), Anthony Nataro (bass guitar) and Will “Shaggy” Clemens (drums and percussion) round out the … Continue reading

Xavier University Singers rock with “80’s Time Warp”

By: Alex Spindler Legs kicked, glitter flew and voices shined in the Xavier University Singers’ latest show installment, “80’s Time Warp.” Directed by Danny Manning, this ensemble group of 14 singers and dancers performed an eclectic show filled with songs by 80’s artists like Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper and more. Combining swift choreography … Continue reading

“A Very A Cappella Christmas” Harmon-X & Acabellas concert spreads Christmas Cheer

By: Alex Spindler The Xavier holiday season got off to a musical start last Sunday with a dual holiday concert featuring the Harmon-X and A caBellas music groups. Harmon-X and A caBellas are the two a cappella choirs (the former being all men and the latter being all women) on campus. They decided to jump-start … Continue reading

Xavier University Singers readies its upcoming “Time Warp” production

By: Alex Spinder Xavier University Singers is a unique group of 12-14 students who sing, dance and perform with a live band circling around a distinct theme each semester. In order to learn more about the club and to fuel anticipation for its next show, the Xavier Newswire sat down with senior Zachary Julian, one … Continue reading

Xavier Chamber Orchestra hosts first concert of the year

By: Alex Spindler The Xavier Department of Music’s Chamber Orchestra sponsored its first major concert of the year with a performance in the Gallagher Student Center Theatre. This concert is the first of many that the department is showcasing this week in its 2013 Fall Music Festival. Dr. Matthew Westgate conducted the ensemble of string … Continue reading

Isabelle Demers accompanies Xavier’s Concert Choir for “Music in the Museum”

By: Alex Spindler On the heels of a multi-dimensional choir season, the Xavier University concert choir recently performed at the Cincinnati Museum Center as part of its Winifred and Emil Barrows “Music in the Museum” series. One of Xavier’s most esteemed ensemble music groups, the concert choir, under the direction of Matthew Phelps, joined with … Continue reading

The Acabellas prepare for first performance of the school year

By: Hollis Connors With the Acabellas’ first performance of the year approaching, Acabellas President Chelsea Esmeier hopes the concert will not only showcase the work but also the passion that the group has been putting into its music. This is the first year for the Acabellas to host its first concert in October, soon after … Continue reading


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