Integrations Curriculum

ARTE-Approved Events

Fall 2022

Boy's Choir  (Escolonia) of Montserrat, Spain
November 10, 2002
7:00pm in the St. John's Abbey Church, SJU

The first part of the Montserrat Boy Choir program will include sacred music from the 14th to 21st centuries by composers associated with Montserrat, including Pablo Casals and Bernat Vivancos. After intermission, the boys will sing folk music from the Catalan region of Spain, where Montserrat is located.

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Tiemp Libre
November 11, 2022
7:30pm in Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU

"When you talk about the group, you find yourself moving your hips” – Richmond Times Dispatch. Three-time Grammy® nominees Tiempo Libre are on a mission to share their Afro-Caribbean heritage with as wide an audience as possible. Listen, learn and feel the timba sway of their exhilarating mix of jazz harmonies, contemporary sonorities and seductive Latin rhythms. The seven members of Tiempo Libre grew up together – studying at La ENA, Havana,
Cuba’s rigorous music conservatory by day, while climbing on rooftops with makeshift antennas to catch the sounds of Miami by night. For them, music isn’t just a way of life, it’s a way of experiencing living.

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ON THE VERGE, a play about Time, Empire and Curiosity
November 17, 18, 19 at 7:30 pm and November 20 at 2:00 pm
7:30pm/Matinee at 2:00pm in Colman Black Box Theater (lower level of BAC), CSB

Three intrepid Victorian lady explorers set out in 1888 to find Terra Incognita and end up in the 1950s instead. Along the way they encounter a cannibal who has just eaten a WWI German pilot, a baby Yeti, Mr. Coffee, and Nicky the night club crooner (among others). What is it that so tempts two women to stay in the 1950s? Is it the way America was Great Back Then? The soothing taste of Cool Whip? Or the Sphere of Influence where only American English is spoken? The bigger question is: why does explorer Mary want to keep moving forward instead of retiring in the past?


Percussion Ensemble
November 21, 2022
6:00pm in Escher Auditorium, CSB

Members of the CSB/SJU Percussion ensemble will perform works by a variety of composers featuring various styles of music and instrumentation. Throughout the performance, audience members will learn about each piece (composer, time period, genre, etc.) as they are introduced, allowing the imagination and discovery of meanings/messages to begin!

Open to the public

Wind, Brass, String Chamber Ensembles
November 21, 2022
7:30pm in Escher Auditorium, CSB

The CSB and SJU Brass Choir, Trombone Choir, Saxophone Quartet, Horn Ensemble, and Tuba/Euphonium Quartet, Viola da Gamba, and String Quartet will perform a concert of music written for chamber ensembles. Works to be performed span numerous musical styles and time periods.

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Jazz Ensemble and Combo
December 6
7:30pm in Brother Willies Pub (Sexton), SJU

Members of the Jazz Ensemble and Combo (made of woodwinds, brass, percussion/rhythm section) will perform a variety of music showcasing different musical stylings of Jazz Music by various composers. Throughout the performance, the director of the ensemble will announce each piece informing the audience of the title, composer and history (genre, musical styles, time period, etc.), creating a starting point to begin their musical journey as they listen, enhancing their over all experience.

Mark O'Connor's An Appalachian Christmas
December 8, 2022
7:30pm in Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU

"All Christmas music should be played so elegantly on violin,” said the Boston Globe. Mark O’Connor’s eclectic combination of jazz, bluegrass and classical influences carries his vision of an American school of string playing. This much-loved holiday performance, accompanied by his wife, Maggie, and son, Forrest – both award-winning instrumentalists in their own rites – fashions a wondrous mix of instrumental and vocal music in bluegrass and other American music genres. The performance is playful and joyous at points, but come prepared – the December winds won’t be the only chills you’ll feel.

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Lightwire Theater presents: A Very Electric Christmas
December 10, 2022
2:00 and 7:00 pm in Escher Auditorium, CSB

Make the season bright with a charming new tale told in vibrant lights, artistic dance and a score filled with holiday-favorite songs. Since you first saw them on America’s Got Talent or TRU TV’S Fake Off, Lightwire Theater has been mesmerizing audiences worldwide with skill, grace and eye-catching light shows. By combining the arts of puppetry, theater and dance, this magical tale of a misguided bird named Max who ends up at the North Pole for Christmas will warm hearts and have the spirit of the season shining through. Bring the whole family for an evening of unforgettable electroluminescent artistry!

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December 11, 2022
1:00pm in Escher Auditorium, CSB

Members of the Orchestra (made of violin, viola, cello, and double bass), will perform a variety of music, showcasing a variety eras, composers, and techniques. Throughout the performance, the director of the ensemble will announce each piece proving the audience with the necessary information to create a starting point to begin their musical journey as they listen and enhance their overall experience.

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All-College Choir
December 11, 2022
4:00pm in Great Hall, SJU

This showcase performance, featuring the Chamber Choir, Men’s Chorus, and Women’s Choir, will present works from various composers as a combined choir, and individual choral ensembles. Works performed will present audience members with a holistic/community experience as they learn about the history, genre, and musical stylings of the piece and apply that to their overall listening experience.

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Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band
December 12, 2022
7:30pm in Escher Auditorium, CSB

The Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band (made of woodwinds, brass, percussion/aux. percussion), will perform works by various composers and musical styles. During the performance, audience members will be able to learn about each piece (composer, history, genre, musical styles, time period) as they are introduced by the ensemble director, creating a starting point to begin their musical journey as they listen, enhancing their overall experience. 

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