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CSE Music Faculty Presents Concert October 16, 2012 of Sacred Music to Accompany Art Exhibition, Holy Lives

CSE Music Faculty Presents Concert October 16, 2012 of Sacred Music to Accompany Art Exhibition, Holy Lives

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012, music faculty and friends of the College of Saint Elizabeth will perform a concert of sacred music in Dolan Performance Hall in the Annunciation Center on campus at 7 p.m. The concert, which is free and open to the public, is intended to both highlight the professional music faculty and to harmonize with the theme of Holy Lives, an exhibition on view in the CSE Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery through November 20, 2012.

Robert W. Butts, conductor of the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, will conduct excerpts from La Giuditta, a sacred oratorio of 1693 by Alessandro Scarlatti, as edited by Dr. Butts from the original manuscript in the collection at Washington's Headquarters, Morristown and authenticated in 1969 by Sister Mary Elise and Dr. Marjory Stomn Seldon of the College of Saint Elizabeth.Excerpts will include:

Se di giglie - Judith

Ma so ben - Judith

Dalla patria - Capitano

O mio conforto - Judith and Olofernes

This section of the performance will feature artists from the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey: Karole Lewis, soprano; Kevin Peters, tenor; Nancy Connell, cello; John Pivarnik, piano. Dr. Robert W. Butts, conductor

“The strength of the College is its ability to coordinate its artistic offerings,” said Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D., director of the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery and c hair of the CSE art and music Programs “Our professional music faculty is thrilled to prepare pieces that underscore the sacred theme of Holy Lives --  an exhibition by 37 artists that depict or suggest through a variety of mediums and styles figures from six different religions including Buddhism, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish, and West African. The exhibition will be open both before and after the concert and  concert goers are invited to meet and talk with  CSE music faculty and enjoy the art exhibition as well.”

Holy Lives is open free to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, 2 – 6 p.m. and by appointment ( or 973-290-4378) through November 20. 2012.

Musicians Participating in the CSE Faculty Music Concert

Robert W. Butts, DMA, (Rockaway, NJ)

Frances Covalesky, DMA (Randolph, NJ)

John Gavalchin, Ph.D., (Closter, NJ)

Suji Kim, MM, (River Edge, NJ)

John A. Kizzie, MM, (Hillsborough, NJ)

Jee Sun Lee, DMA, (Tenafly, NJ)

Jennifer Mello, MM, (Newton, NJ

Milan Milinkovic, MM, (Summit, NJ)

Jacqueline Schiller-Audi, MM (Paramus, NJ)

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