Campus music performances for spring rich and varied

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Professor Nathaniel G. Lew of the Saint Michael’s fine arts/music faculty recently shared this interesting lineup of public musical events on the Saint Michael’s College campus for the spring 2019 semester.

All events listed below will be in the McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall unless otherwise noted.

Friday, February 8 at 8 p.m.

Chapel of St Michael the Archangel
Green Mountain Mahler Festival: Te Deum settings by Dvorak and Bruckner

Choral singers and orchestral players from around Vermont gather, along with soloists Victoria Drew, Erin Grainger, Skip Potter and Neil Wacek, for performances of grand late-Romantic settings of the Te Deum by Antonin Dvorak and Anton Bruckner. Dr. Nathaniel G. Lew of Saint Michael’s College and Dr. Sherrill Blodget of Castleton University direct. Freewill donation to benefit AgeWell Vermont.

Friday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Stellaria Trio

Violinist Letitia Quante, cellist John Dunlop, and pianist Claire Black present piano trios of Joseph Haydn, Johannes Brahms, and Jennifer Higdon. Suggested donation $20, $5 limited means. Free admission with Saint Michael's ID.

Saturday, March 9 at 3 p.m.
Brianna Lambert-Jenkins & Conor Macias Senior Recital

Joint recital by graduating Saint Michael’s music majors Brianna Lambert-Jenkins and Conor Macias, both students of Brian McCarthy, featuring solo classical music and jazz for tenor and baritone saxophone, saxophone duets, and the premiere of a composition for instrumental sextet by Macias. Free admission.

Monday March 1Heritage winds1 at 7 p.m.
U.S. Air Force Heritage Wind Quintet

Heritage Winds is the woodwind quintet component of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band. As professional Airman-musicians, the members of Heritage Winds are dedicated to using the power of music to honor our veterans, inspire patriotism, communicate the Air Force story, and recruit those who are interested in serving our nation. Free admission. Visit for more information. 

Saturday, March 30 at 3 p.m.
Andrew Koerner Senior Recital

Solo piano recital by graduating Saint Michael’s music major Andrew Koerner, a student of Susan Summerfield, with music in both classical and popular genres. Free admission.

Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m.

John Jacob Senior Recital

Solo vocal recital by graduating Saint Michael’s music major John Jacob, a student of Amber DeLaurentis Cleary, with popular songs, show tunes, and classical works in a program representing important moments Jacob’s life. Free admission.

Saturday, April 6 at 3:40 p.m.
Alex Bigelow Senior Recital

Solo guitar recital by graduating Saint Michael’s music major Alex Bigelow, a student of Jerome Monachino. Free admission.

Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m.
Vermont Symphonic Winds

The Vermont Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Lisa Jablow, offers a concert featuring a wide variety of music from both the classic and current wind orchestra literature. $10 adults, $5 seniors and students. Free admission for kids or with SMC id.

Saturday, April 13 at 3 p.m.
Patricia Kohn Senior Recital

Solo vocal recital by graduating Saint Michael’s music minor Patricia Kohn, a student of Victoria Drew. Free admission.

Saturday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Emily Chabot Senior Recital

Solo vocal recital by graduating Saint Michael’s music minor Emily Chabot, a student of Victoria Drew. Free admission.

Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m.
Saint Michael’s College Chorale: Trial by Jury

The Saint Michael’s College Chorale, under the direction of Erin Grainger, trial by juryperforms a semi-staged version of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s classic one-act operetta Trial by Jury. Free admission.

Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m.
Saint Michael’s College String Orchestra

The Saint Michael’s College String Orchestra, under the direction of Fran Pepperman Taylor, performs a program including works of Edvard Grieg, Gioacchino Rossini, and others. Free admission.

Monday, April 29 at 7 p.m.
Joint Music Student Recital

Saint Michael’s music students studying voice and instruments show their stuff in a joint recital. Free admission.

Tuesday, April 30 at 7 p.m.

Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble Concert

The Saint Michael’s College Wind Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra, both under the direction of Brian McCarthy, offer their end-of-the-year concert. Free admission.

Wednesday, May 1 at 3 p.m.
Terry Riley’s In CIn C

Saint Michael’s music students and faculty gather for the annual performance of Terry Riley’s classic minimalist participatory work In C. Players of all melody instruments from on campus and the local community are invited to bring their instruments and join in. Free admission.

Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.
South Burlington Community Chorus and Mad River Chorale: Carmina Burana

The South Burlington Community Chorus and the Mad River Chorale, directed by Erik Kroncke and Mary Jane Austin respectively, join forces for a performance of Carl Orff’s beloved cantata Carmina Burana. Visit for information and ticket prices. Free admission with Saint Michael’s ID.

Sunday, May 5 at 3 p.m., Vermont Choral Union

The Vermont Choral Union, with music director Lisa Jablow, presents timeless a cappella music sure to lift your spirits as spring takes hold in Vermont. Visit for information and ticket prices. Free admission with SMC id.

Tuesday, May 7 at 1 p.m.
Student Composition RecitalStudent compositions

A recital of new works by Saint Michael’s students in the composition class, played by local musicians Anne Janson, Simon Webber, and Jane Boxall. Free admission.

Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m.
Bella Voce Women's Chorus

Bella Voce Women's Chorus, directed by Dr. Dawn O. Willis, presents They Called Her Moses, a cantata by Robert De Cormier on the life of Harriet Tubman, with narrator Louise De Cormier. Visit for information and ticket prices. Free admission with SMC id.

Saturday, June 1 at 2 p.m.
Claire Black Piano Studio Recital

End-of-the-year recital by the piano students of Claire Black. Free admission.

Thursday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Zenith Ensemble

Northern New England's new professional choir Zenith Ensemble presents William Byrd's Mass for Five Voices, Francis Poulenc's Four Penitential Motets, and Maurice Duruflé's Four motets on Gregorian Themes. Visit for more information.

Saturday, June 8, 3:30 p.m.

Grey Wolf Piano Studio Recital

End-of-the-year recital by the piano students of Elena Nugent. Free admission.

Saturday, June 15 at 2 p.m.

Dawna Selle Piano Studio Recital

End-of-the-year recital by the piano students of Dawna Selle. Free admission.


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