Saturday, February 13
8PM – Trinity Chapel, Newton Campus
Oratorio Jephte by Carissimi
The Chamber Singers of the University Chorale in collaboration with guest artists, singers of Britain’s Ensemble Plus Ultra
Sunday, February 14
3PM – St. Mary’s Chapel
Renaissance A Cappella Music for St. Valentine’s Day
With the voices of award-winning British Ensemble Plus Ultra
Monday, February 15
8PM – Gasson 100
From Spain to Eternity – Vocal Music from El Greco’s Toledo
BC's Family Concert series marks 10th anniversary. Click here to read more.
Department and Faculty News
New CORE class to be offered in Music by Professor Daniel M. Callahan!
2015 Artist Fellow
Congratulations are in order for Associate Professor of Music, Ralf Yusuf Gawlick, as he was recently named a 2015 Artist Fellow by the Massachusetts Cultural Council for Music Compisition.
This is the second time in six years Professor Gawlick has received a fellowship from MCC (he won in 2009, as well). The awards are highly competitive, and it is rare for artists to win two awards in such close proximity.
The Music Department is proud to welcome new Assistant Professor Daniel M. Callahan to the full-time faculty. His research focuses on choreomusicality, or the interrelationship between music and dance. A graduate of Columbia and New York Universities, Professor Callahan most recently taught at the University of Chicago, where he was the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Music and the Humanities. Learn more about Professor Callahan.
An international group of musicologists will convene at Boston College to discuss the sonic cultures of Early Modern Catholicism (c.1500–1750).
Scholars from nine different countries will demonstrate the unique insights that can be gained about Early Modern Catholicism from the study of music and sound.
Keynote addresses will be offered by John O’Malley, S.J. (Georgetown University), and Robert L. Kendrick (The University of Chicago).
The conference will also feature a round table (chaired by T. Frank Kennedy, S.J.) concerning the role of the Jesuits and their networks in the creation of Catholic soundscapes.
On April 7, Professor Noone conducted Ensemble Plus Ultra in a Pontifical Requiem Mass at Spain's primatial cathedral in Toledo, Spain. to commemorate the anniversary of the death of El Greco, which included Cristobal Morales' Misa da Réquiem. The music for the mass comes from a rare volume in the Burns Library by sixteenth-century composer Cristóbal de Morales (ca. 1500-1553). View photos from the event.
In the past year we've celebrated our 25th anniversary as a Department, performed together at Jordan Hall in a concert celebrating BC's susquecentennial, and congratulated alumni on their accomplishments as future scholars in top graduate programs in music and the humanities! Learn more about the past year!
Professor Michael Noone will perform April 7 at the Spanish Primatial Cathedral in Toledo, Spain, directing his professional Ensemble Plus Ultra in the Misa da Réquiem by Cristóbal de Morales. He was interviewed by the Spanish press about his research, upcoming performance, and importance of saving the cultural heritage of Spain. Read the entire interivew from La Tribuna de Toledo.
The University Chorale travels to Ireland! Click here to read more about the University Chorale.