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They Tell Me of a Home: Celebrating 40 Years of Song with the Notre Dame Folk Choir

The University of Notre Dame Folk Choir is thrilled to announce the release of They Tell Me of a Home, an album created in celebration of the Folk Choir’s 40th anniversary. The...

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Rome: The Notre Dame Folk Choir’s Passion Project

The Folk Choir serves the University of Notre Dame as one of the principal liturgical choirs, singing every Sunday during the academic year at the 11:45 a.m. liturgy in the...

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Rome: Sacred Music of the Baroque

In the late 16th and early 17th centuries, the tides of sacred music began to turn. Reformation ideals shaped much of the music in northern Europe, and these changes were matched...

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Rome: From One Voice to Many

During the early Renaissance, musicians started to experiment with singing different musical lines at the same time. You might even say that boredom was the catalyst for...

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Rome: Praying With One Voice – Gregorian Chant

We’ll start our learning journey through Lenten music with Gregorian Chant — this is the earliest music of the Church. We don’t really know exactly what this music sounded...

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London: “A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square”

In the final week of London in Song, we focus on one of the most successful London songs of the twentieth-century. Written in 1939, with words by Eric Maschwitz and music by...

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London: “Jerusalem”

In week 3 we focus on what has become the national anthem for England (as opposed to Great Britain): the song known as “Jerusalem.” With words by the poet William Blake and...

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London: “The Jolly Young Waterman”

In week 2 of our book club, we will discuss the song “The Jolly Young Waterman,” which was originally written by Charles Dibdin for his ballad opera The Waterman: Or The...

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London: “Jack Hall”

We began London in Song with “Jack Hall,” an old ballad that has its origins in the early eighteenth century. It started as a narrative of the life of a convicted criminal who...

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2020 Christmas from the Glee Club

The Notre Dame Glee Club directed by Dan Stowe recorded some Christmas cheer for the season including “In dulci jubilo” and “Carol of the Bells”. The Sleigh à la...

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Notre Dame London Global Gateway, campus partners, launch new program exploring London through song

The Notre Dame London Global Gateway, along with five partners from across the University of Notre Dame campus, has launched the next in the London Book Club series, an...

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An Irish Christmas at Kylemore

Travel to Kylemore Abbey — virtually — this December for some Christmas cheer with readings, performances, and recipes. The Kylemore Book Club will celebrate the season with...

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