The Department of Music performs choral, orchestra, piano, wind ensemble, and a variety of special concerts on campus and off campus.  All performance are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.


Current Concerts

 

  • CHORAL

    September

    October

    • Oct. 7, 7:30 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Chapel
      Repertory Chorus: Musical Rosary in Honor of the Virgin Mary
    • Oct. 31, 5:10 PM, Caldwell Chapel
      Repertory Chorus: All Saints Mass

    November

    • Nov. 1, 5:10 PM, Caldwell Chapel
      Repertory Chorus: All Saints Day Mass
    • Nov. 22, 7:30 PM, Heritage Hall
      Repertory Chorus: Repertory Chorus Concert: St. Cecilia's Day Concert

    December

    • Dec. 6, 7:00 PM, The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
      Annual Christmas Concert for Charity
      Nobiscum Deus for Orchestra and Chorus by Tobias Russell, M.M. composition candidate, featuring the Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, The Catholic University of America Chamber Choir, University Singers, and the Catholic University Symphony Orchestra

    January

    • Jan. 1, 7:30 PM, Heritage Hall
      Repertory Chorus Concert: Sacred Choral Treasures I

    February

    • Feb. 23, 3:30 PM, Heritage Hall
      Repertory Chorus Concert: Sacred Choral Treasures II

    March

    • Mar. 3, 5:10 PM, Caldwell Hall
      Repertory Chorus: Mass of the Annunciation

    April

    • Apr. 2, 7:30 PM, The Basilica of Saint Mary
      Catholic University Chamber Choir
    • Apr. 3, 7:30 PM, The Baltimore Basilica
      Catholic University Chamber Choir
    • Apr. 4, 7:30 PM, TBD
      Spring Choral Concert

     

  • ORCHESTRA

    September

    • Sept. 30, 7:30 PM, Ward Recital Hall
      Catholic University Chamber Orchestra
      Mozart, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
      Vivaldi, Bassoon Concerto in A minor RV498, Christopher Jewell (University faculty), bassoon
      Haydn, Symphony No. 103

    November

    • Nov. 10, 7:30 PM, St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Wilmington, DE in collaboration with ARIANNA Alliance
      Catholic University Symphony Orchestra
      Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man
      Grandjany, Aria in Classic Style, Catholic University harps and Peabody Harp Ensemble; Michaela Trnkova (University faculty), director
      Ward, America the Beautiful for Choir and Orchestra, ARIANNA Chorus; Jordan Irazabal, chorus master; Delaware Youth Symphony Orchestra; Simeone Tartaglione (University faculty), music director
      Widor, Symphony for Organ No.5, Op.42 I Allegro VivaceRonald Stock (University faculty), organist
      Saint-Saëns, Symphony No. 3 “Organ Symphony”
    • Nov. 16, 7:30 PM, St. Matthew's Cathedral, Washington, D.C. Celebrating the Completion of the Great Organ
      Catholic University Symphony Orchestra
      Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man
      Grandjany, Aria in Classic Style, Catholic University harps and Peabody Harp Ensemble; Michaela Trnkova (University faculty), director
      Beethoven, Triplo Concerto in C, Op. 56, Jose Cueto (University faculty), violin; Dorotea Racz (University faculty), cello; Michael McHale, piano
      Widor, Symphony for Organ No.5, Op.42 I Allegro Vivace, Ronald Stock (University faculty), organist
      Saint-Saëns, Symphony No. 3 “Organ Symphony”

    February

    • Feb. 20, 7:30 PM, Embassy of Canada
      Catholic University Chamber Orchestra
    • Feb. 21, 7:30 PM, Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center
      Catholic University Chamber Orchestrain collaboration with the Canadian Embassy
      New Work by Robert A. Baker, Troy Paolantonio, flute; Robert A. Baker (University faculty), composer
      Mozart, Oboe Concerto in C Major K314, Melissa Hooper (University faculty), oboe
      Beethoven, Symphony No. 8 Op. 93

    May

    • May 2, 7:30 PM, Hartke Theatre
      Catholic University Symphony Orchestra
      Beethoven, Egmont Overture Op. 84, Concerto Competition Winner(s)
      Elgar, Enigma Variations Op. 36
  • PIANO

    Washington International Piano Series

    October

    • Oct. 3, 8:00 PM, Ward Recital Hall
      Faina Lushtak (Russia, USA), The Downman Professor of Music, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
      Program: Mozart, Chopin, Scriabin, Rachmaninov, Lushtak
    • Oct. 21, 8:00 PM, Ward Recital Hall
      Antonio Di Cristofano (Italy)
      Program: Schubert, Brahms, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Scriabin
    • Oct. 24, 8:00 PM, Ward Recital Hall
      Jazz Piano At Ward Hall: Classical Meets Jazz
      Featuring faculty and students from the piano, instrumental, and musical theater areas
      Classical works by Debussy, Ravel, Gershwin as well as jazz standards from Art Tatum, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, and others

    November

    • Nov. 14, 8:00 PM, Ward Recital Hall
      Piano Gala: The Carnival of the Animals Artists!
      An interdisciplinary showcase of music, poetry, and visual art inspired by the animal kingdom, featuring faculty and students from all departments and areas of the Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art
      Music by Rossini, Copland, Fauré, Ravel, Ibert, and The Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns; fables of Aesop and La Fontaine; art exhibit

    January

    • Jan. 30, 8:00 PM, Ward Recital Hall
      Daniel Kuehler, Piano Alumni Recital
      Program: Scriabin and Liszt

    March

    • Mar. 7,  8:00 PM, Ward Recital Hall
      Ivo Kaltchev, Faculty Recital
      Program: Chopin, Debussy, Gershwin,
    • Mar. 21, Pre-Concert Lecture: 3:15 PM. Concert: 4 PM, Ward Recital Hall
      Schönberg Pierrot Lunaire: An interdisciplinary showcase of music, poetry, and visual art, featuring Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw (soprano), Francesca Hurst (piano), William Kenlon (conductor), Lauren Rausch (violin, viola), Eunsil Kim (flute), Benjamin Bokor (clarinet), Dorotea Racz (cello) as well as students and faculty from the departments of Music Theory, History, and Composition, Drama, and Art
  • COMPOSITION AREA CONCERTS AND COMMISIONS

    November

    • Nov 14-17, Hartke Studio
      New Music for the Department of Drama’s Production of Bertolt Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk CircleMadeleine Booth, M.M.

    December

    • Dec. 6, 7:00 PM, The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
      Annual Christmas Concert for Charity
      Nobiscum Deus for Orchestra and Chorus by Tobias Russell, M.M. composition candidate, featuring the Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, The Catholic University of America Chamber Choir, University Singers, and the Catholic University Symphony Orchestra

    February

    • Feb. 12, 8:00 PM, Ward Recital Hall
      New Works by Students and Faculty
    • Feb. 21, 7:30 PM, Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center
      Catholic University Chamber Orchestrain collaboration with the Canadian Embassy
      New Work by Robert A. Baker, Troy Paolantonio, flute; Robert A. Baker (University faculty), composer

    April

    • Apr. 15, 8:00 PM, Ward Recital Hall
      Composition Area Guest Ensemble: Quattri
    • Apr. 26, 3:00 PM, Caldwell Auditorium
      Spring Concert: Catholic University Wind Ensemble
      Featuring an original composition for Wind Band by undergraduate composer Evan Brende, B.M. composition candidate, as well as classic and contemporary works for winds
  • WIND ENSEMBLE

    November

    • Nov. 23, 3:00 PM, Caldwell Auditorium
      Catholic University Wind Ensemble
      Around the World in 80 Minutes
      Featuring John Barnes Chance’s “Variations on a Korean Folk Song,” Andrew Boysen’s “Kirkpatrick Fanfare,” and Sam Hazo’s “Arabesque” amongthe selections

    April

    • Apr. 26, 3:00 PM, Caldwell Auditorium
      Spring Concert: Catholic University Wind Ensemble
      Featuring an original composition for Wind Band by undergraduate composer Evan Brende, B.M. composition candidate, as well as classic and contemporary works for winds
  • LATIN AMERICA MUSIC CENTER

    October

    • Oct. 5, 3:00 PM, Ward Recital Hall
      “Volver” A recital of Gustavo Ahualli, New LAMC director, featuring Tenor Pablo Politer of Argentina,
    • Oct. 6, 3:00 PM, Ward Recital Hall
      Sacred Music from Spain and Latin America

    Date TBD

    • Date TBD, 6:30 PM, Embassy of Argentina
      LAMC Choral Music

    December

    • Dec 19, 6:30 PM, Embassy of Argentina
      LAMC Choral Music

    February

    • Apr. 16, 3:00 PM, Ward Recital Hall
      Music of Joaquin Rodrigo
  • CONCERTS SPIRITUELS

    October

    • Oct. 4, TBD, St. Vincent de Paul Chapel
      Iste Confessor: Music for the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

    November

    • Nov. 1, TBD, St. Vincent de Paul Chapel
      Angeli, Archangeli: Music for the Solemnity of All Saints

    March

    • Mar. 19, TBD, St. Vincent de Paul Chapel
      Te Joseph Celebrent: fMusic for the Solemnity of St. Joseph

    April

    • Apr. 17, TBD, St. Vincent de Paul Chapel
      Haec dies: Music for Eastertide
  • SPECIAL EVENTS

    September

    December

    • Dec. 6, 7:00 PM, The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
      Annual Christmas Concert for Charity
      Nobiscum Deus for Orchestra and Chorusby Tobias Russell,
      M.M. composition candidate, featuring the Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, The Catholic University of America Chamber Choir, University Singers, and the Catholic University Symphony Orchestra

    January

    • Jan. 25, 5:00 PM, John Paul Hall
      Honor Band Concert

    February

    • Feb. 15, 4:00 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Chapel
      Honor Choir Concert

    March

    • Mar. 30, 7:30 PM, Ward Recital Hall
      Musical Theatre Senior Showcase