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Rome: What Does it All Mean? The Painting and its Subject

Finally, we come to terms with the School of Athens. How was it painted, and what does it mean? How do how it was painted and what it means intersect? Watch the short videos...

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Rome: What is Fresco Painting? Materials and Process

This week we will learn about the fresco painting process: What were the materials involved, and how did the artist prepare and paint on the wall? Follow along as a fresco copy of...

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Rome: Who was Raphael? The Artist, His World, and His Painting

This week we will meet Raphael. We’ll start in his birthplace and follow his travels and growth from a young orphan to an independent master. From Urbino, to Umbria, to...

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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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Notre Dame Music Festival

Over 500 student vocalists and musicians participated in the first-ever Notre Dame Music Festival on September 24, 2020. Twelve campus music groups performed their music in Notre...

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Catch the Spirit

The Notre Dame Folk Choir offers the uniting ministry of music through Catch the Spirit and its message of hope and connection. The recent release features an exploration of...

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Musician J. J. Wright on His New Album, Prayer, and Sacred Music

J. J. Wright is a composer with roots in jazz and sacred music. He is the director of the Notre Dame Folk Choir, and his gig list includes recording and performing with Caribbean...

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