Concert Honors Father Sorin’s Bicentennial

Author: Hunter Kuffel

Concert Honors Father Sorin’s BicentennialXule Lin

Several campus music groups gathered to perform a concert in honor of the bicentennial of university founder, Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., in the DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts Center on Nov. 21. Performers participating included the Symphony Orchestra, the Glee Club, the Liturgical Choir, the Women’s Liturgical Choir, the Celebration Choir and associate professor of piano John Blacklow. The concert program consisted of three selections by Beethoven. 

The symphony orchestra, under the direction of conductor Daniel Stowe, took the stage first to perform selections from Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 8” and “Choral Fantasy.” After a brief intermission, the choirs joined the orchestra to perform “Mass in C.” Liturgical Choir director Dr. Andrew McShane, the Liturgical Choir director, conducted the second half. 

Senior Paul Kearney, Glee Club president, was excited to participate in the performance. 

“As a 100 year institution on this campus, the Glee Club is always looking to take part in great university events such as this concert. The performance was a truly rewarding experience for everyone involved,” Kearney says. 

The concert served as a way to mark an important milestone, from the first crash of the timpani to the final “Amen.”