For Global AIDS week, SGAC will be inviting Professor Burton W. Wilcke from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Vermont to come and speak at Saint Michaels College. Professor Wilcke served on the PEPFAR Evaluation Committee and will be speaking about PEPFAR and the global campaign to end AIDS.
Rachael Steil, author of Running in Silence: My Drive for Perfection and the Eating Disorder That Fed It, writes articles about running and eating disorders for her website RunninginSilence.com, (awarded Top Eating Disorder Blog), and is a speaker and advocate. She was 6th and 7th place NAIA All-American in cross country and track and is currently coaching high school cross country. Steil’s work has been endorsed by Gail Hall, Director of Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders in Michigan; Nancy Clark, registered dietitian and board certified specialist in sports dietetics; Paula Quatromoni, Chairman of the Department of Health Sciences at Boston University; and Suzy Favor Hamilton, Olympic middle distance runner and mental health advocate.
The St Mike’s String Orchestra, directed by Fran Pepperman Taylor, presents their winter concert, featuring a concerto grosso by William Boyce, a sonata for cello choir by Joseph Boismortier, the Danzas de Panama of American composer William Grant Still, and Benjamin Britten's Simple Symphony. In addition, there will be solo numbers and chamber music played by members of the ensemble. Free admission.
Bella Voce Women's Chorus presents 'Merry and Bright' concerts in the SMC Recital Hall on Saturday, Dec 2 at 7:30 pm and on Sunday, Dec 3 at 3:00 pm. Guest Artists are the MetalWerx Tuba + Euphonium Quartet and SMC Music Faculty member, Dr. Susan Summerfield. Featuring festive holiday pieces for women's voices with brass, piano and percussion. Also including music by Ralph Vaughan Williams and SMC's Richard Stoehr. Free admission with SMC id.
The 58th Annual Christmas Concert, directed by Dr. William Tortolano, at Saint Michael’s College, will take place in the College Chapel on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.When Dr. Tortolano began teaching at the College in 1960, the concerts were sung by the College Glee Club in the old wooden playhouse, the old gym (now the Ellie-Long Center) in Fort Ethan Allen, in the new Chapel in 1966, eventually with the Chorale, and since 2000 with the Gregorian Chant Schola.The program includes the Gregorian Chant Mass, Missa Salve - Kyrie for Advent; the Magnificat, interspersed with descriptive music from the Fugues on the Magnificat by J. Pachelbel, carols, including “Twas in the Moon of Wintertime”, a French-Canadian tune sung in English, French, and Huron. Of unusual interest is the Italian carol, “Tu Scendi dalle Stelle” which is remarkably almost identical to “He Shall Feed His Flock” from Handel’s Messiah. Both will be sung by soloists from the Schola.Organ solos on the 1966 Casavant organ includes “Rorate Cæli” from the Advent Suite by Pietro Yon and “Fanfare Fugue” by J.S. Bach.Tortolano is a fifty year Professor Emeritus and College Organist Emeritus at Saint Michael's College, a former Visiting Fellow at Kings College and Trinity College, Cambridge University, England, as well as a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship at Yale University.His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, conferred upon Dr. Tortolano, the Pontifical Honor, Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice for his recognition of service to the Burlington Diocese, and the Church.The 16 voice Schola is in residence at Saint Michael's College. Since its founding in 2000, the Schola has sung over 125 concerts, liturgies and synagogue presentations. The concert is free and open to the public. An optional free will offering will be available.
Sleepless Knights, a co-ed a cappella group on campus, will be holding their annual Winter Concert.
Come to Celtic Knight's Christmas Extraganza! A collection of traditional dances and dances choreographed by the students themselves. Begins at 8pm on Friday, December 8!!![while the time is from 7:15, the event for audience won't begin until 8pm. Thanks!]
The Saint Michael's College Chorale is joined by local professional vocal ensemble Counterpoint for a celebration of music and scriptural readings ringing in the Christmas season. Musical selections will include carols from Germany, England, and America, and choral works by Gabriel Faure, John Rutter, Arvo Part, and former Saint Michael's College professor Richard Stoehr. Free admission. Information at (802) 654-2284.
Music by the all-women campus a cappella vocal group. AcaBellas Winter Concert
Festive reception following Lessons and Carols
Come see your favorite all-male a cappella group perform the setlist they've been preparing all semester!
The South Burlington Choir will present the music of John Rutter and Bob Chilcott. They will be performing Rutter's Requiem, followed by Chilcott's 12 Days of Christmas and an audience sing-along of holiday carols. Free admission with SMC id.
Saint Michael's College music students show off their stuff in a wildly varied recital including singers and players of instruments as diverse as flute, saxophone, tuba, and guitar. Free admission. Information at (802) 654-2284.