Spring Recitals

By: Liz Slocum ~Staff Writer~ As the spring semester comes to an end, Xavier students are very busy completing final projects for their classes. For music majors and minors, these final projects come in the form of spring recitals. For many of the students who performed in April 11’s recital series, this is the first, second or third time they have performed the pieces they worked hard on all semester before students and faculty of the music department. For the seniors, this is the last time they will ever do so. On April 11, Amanda Stansfield gave her senior recital … Continue reading Spring Recitals

Faculty profile: Jan Corrothers

By: Liz Slocum ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier Music Department has hosted a number of vocal ensemble performances throughout each year as opportunites for performance for both singers and the audience receiving them. Most of the songs one hears require complex piano accompaniment. Jan Corrothers, an adjunct Xavier Music Department faculty member, does that and more. She serves as the accompanist for the Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Concert Choir and for individual student recitals. A dedicated and talented pianist, Corrothers is a valuable part of each rehearsal and performance for Xavier’s vocal ensembles and has helped many busy vocal students prepare … Continue reading Faculty profile: Jan Corrothers

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 da Palestrina and Thomas Weelkes. The cathedral’s own choir began the concert with Byrd’s “Haec Dies,” the words of which translate to, “This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Alleluia.” Following the Cathedral Choir, EVE performed … Continue reading Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble entertains