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Lourdes Fall Music Showcase celebrates the life-enriching qualities of music
On Sunday, October 13, the Lourdes University Department of Music will present its Fall Music Showcase at 3 p.m. in the Franciscan Center. Lourdes faculty, students, choirs, string quartet, oboe and a special guest presenter will perform three mini-concerts of 45 minutes each with a snack buffet in between performances. This year’s theme “Let Music Enrich Your Life” reflects on the many ways music enhances life’s journey and will feature the following performances:
Choral Opening: Songs of Faith and Travel: 3 p.m.
The Lourdes University Choirs, Karen T. Biscay, director and Olga Topuzova-Meade, accompanist, will be joined by Strings of Choice to present music by John Rutter, Ola Gjeilo, Saint-Saens, Vaughan-Williams, and others that describes faith and travel from day trips to life journeys. Original photos by
award-winning Sylvania photographer, Jim Hagan, will enhance the singing.
Special Guest presentation, Paul L. Fine, MD: 4 p.m.
Paul L. Fine, MD, Sylvania native, Northview High School graduate, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at The University of Michigan, Sylvania Academic Excellence Foundation Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame 2012 honoree, Composer and Pianist, will present “Let Music Enrich Your Life,” and discuss music as an avocation, outline the beneficial effects of active musical participation, and perform some of his original compositions.
Closing Concert: 5 p.m.
Lourdes Music faculty, students, and guests will present solo and chamber music for piano, voice, and classical guitar.
Free and open to the public. A reception follows at 6 p.m. For more information please contact Karen T. Biscay, Director of Choirs and Music Department Chair, at 419-824-3772 or email email@example.com Please visit Lourdes Department of Music website at www.lourdes.edu/music
Rooted in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University offers baccalaureate degrees in more than 30 academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, liberal arts, nursing, organizational leadership and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium, the Center for Science Education & the Environment, and Lifelong Learning. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in baseball and men’s and women’s basketball, golf and volleyball. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Discover us online at www.lourdes.edu or by phone at 419-885-3211.
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