Issue No. 86 - Thursday, November 8, 2012

Join Us For Christmas At Mary, A Holiday Tradition, Dec. 1 & 2

    The University of Mary Music Department will come alive with the sounds of the season as it presents the annual Christmas at Mary concerts, Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m., in Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel. Featured performers will include Concert Choir and Vocal Jazz, under the direction of Dr. Tom Porter, and the Gabrieli Brass, under the direction of Dennis Gowen.
    The concert will provide a mix of traditional and familiar holiday favorites, such as "Angels We Have Heard on High," "Deck the Halls," and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," as well as classical pieces on the Christmas theme by composers Randall Thompson, Palestrina, and Penderecki. The Concert Choir will perform "Lux aeterna" by Porter, a piece he wrote on commission in memory of longtime St. Mary's Central High School band director, William J. Schmidt. The piece uses the traditional Latin chant and weaves together contemporary melodies and harmonies.
     Gabrieli Brass will perform in the Venetian tradition, standing in choirs around the chapel as the strains of music pass from one choir to another. On their recent tour to Italy, the Gabrieli Brass performed in the Basilica of St. Mark in Venice, where Gabrieli himself was choirmaster. This season, we welcome several outstanding brass students from local high schools who will join our university's brass performers along with U-Mary organist Jan Candee.
     Prelude music prior to each performance will feature U-Mary chamber ensembles. The concerts are free and open to the public, and a reception will follow each concert in the foyer of the Gary Tharaldson School of Business.
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Friday, Nov. 9: 'A Night On The Town,' Free Steel Band And Jazz Ensemble Concert
7:30 p.m., Belle Mehus Auditorium (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
The U-Mary Jazz Ensemble and Steel Band will present "A Night on the Town," an evening of toe-tapping jazz and hip-moving Caribbean music, with selections including Trinidadian soca, American pop, jazz and classical music. The program also will include solo and accompanying performances by special guest artists Dennis Connelly, saxophone, and Michael Land, piano. More>>
Tuesday, Nov. 13: 'The Enchanting Realm Of Song'
7 p.m., R.M. Heskett Hall, Clairmont Center For The Performing Arts
Members of the U-Mary Vocal Arts Ensemble perform French and German Art Song by a variety of 19th Century composers. Free admission; all are welcome!
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 15-18: Fall Theater Production:
'Grave Lullaby, A Ghost Story'

Nov. 15-17, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 18, 2:30 p.m., Arno Gustin Hall
There will be an extra chill in the air as the University of Mary presents "Grave Lullaby, A Ghost Story," a spine-tingling original play, written and directed by U-Mary professor Jamieson Ridenhour and brought to the stage by a cast and crew of U-Mary students, alum and faculty. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and non-U-Mary students, free to U-Mary students with Mcard. Call 355-8262 to reserve. Due to content, this play is recommended for ages 13 and up. More>>
Saturday, Nov. 17: Fall Chamber Music Concert and 'Musical Discovery for Kids'
Veterans Memorial Public Library, Bismarck, ND
The U-Mary Music Department's annual Fall Chamber Music Concert will include performances by the U-Mary Trombone Quartet, Percussion Ensemble, Brass Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Trumpet Quartet, String Ensemble, and Vocal Arts Ensemble. The concert will feature a wide array of musical styles, including student compositions. These ensembles also will present "Musical Discovery for Kids" on Saturday morning in the Children's Story Room on the library's main floor. Both events are free and open to the public. "Musical Discovery for Kids," 11 a.m., and Fall Chamber Music Concert, 3 p.m., Veterans Memorial Public Library, Bismarck.
Prayer Day 2013 To Feature Christian Creative Consultant Barbara Nicolosi
Barbara Nicolosi, a widely recognized media script consultant and lecturer, will be the featured guest speaker at the University of Mary's annual Prayer Day, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. Nicolosi, who has brought a strong hand, a creative eye, and sharp mind regarding religion in the media to scores of Hollywood features and television projects, will speak at 11 a.m., in the McDowell Activity Center (MAC). Lunch at noon will be followed by workshops at 1 p.m. and a Eucharistic liturgy celebrated by Bishop David Kagan at 2:15 p.m. Participants may register on-site at the McDowell Activity Center, beginning at 10 a.m. However, advanced registration online is strongly recommended. For more information, contact Kristi Wanner at [email protected]. More>>
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M.S.N. in management alumna and recently published author is president-elect of the American Organization of Nurse Executives for 2013. Link to news story
Josh Rader, '04 & '06, Joins Applied Engineering Inc.
B.S. in computer information services and M.Mgt. graduate is hired as IT services director at Bismarck firm. Link to news story
Melanie (Gobell) Nicklos, '11, Is Now At Red Door Homes
Alumna puts B.S. in management degree and customer service experience to work in new arena. Link to news story
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