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Consecutive concerts conjure Halloween spirit on campus

October 28, 2014 at 11:01 pm 0 comments

The week of Halloween features several groups on campus offering holiday-themed events to students, faculty and members of the community. Two of these events are concerts, one by the Saint Vincent College Singers and one as part of the Saint Vincent College Concert Series. The concerts will occur Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 in the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve and in the Basilica crypt, respectively.   The Saint Vincent College Singers will give the first concert at 6 p.m. on Oct. 31 in the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve. The Singers concert will consist of songs that fit the theme of Halloween, such as the “Misty Mountain” song from the film version of “The Hobbit” and solo numbers from the musicals “Wicked” and “Jekyll and Hyde,” among others.   The concert is a project spearheaded by senior Voice Performance major Rona Gehring and is directed by Professor Thomas Octave. To enhanceRead More

Photo by Peter Wojtechko, Jr.

A Monk Remembered: Brother Nathan Cochran’s Legacy

October 2, 2014 at 8:31 pm 0 comments

In late July, Saint Vincent College Art Professor and Director Brother Nathan Cochran, O.S.B., passed away at age 57. When Saint Vincent students, faculty and art patrons in the community attend a performance from the Saint Vincent College Concert Series, come to see an art exhibit at the Saint Vincent Gallery or simply walk the halls of the college, they can see that the memory of the late Cochran remains present and clear. All around campus, numerous displays honoring the Benedictine monk’s memory have been set up, such as a gallery PowerPoint slideshow tribute of photos, a portrait of him hung in a stairwell leading up to Placid Hall and a display of his habit along with a sketch of his portrait in the glass display outside the gallery on the third floor of the Carey Center. Saint Vincent Summer Theatre dedicated the run of the final show of theRead More

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Ann Holmes returns to the SVC community

October 2, 2014 at 8:25 pm 0 comments

This year, Saint Vincent College welcomed back Ann Holmes as the new Director of the Saint Vincent College Concert Series and Administrative Director of the Saint Vincent Gallery. Holmes, who worked as the Concert Manager before leaving in 2007, is taking up the positions after the recent passing of Brother Nathan Cochran, O.S.B., who previously held them. As the director of the Saint Vincent College Concert series, Holmes works closely with Father Cyprian Constantine, O.S.B. and Ben Schachter to put together the entire concert series. Constantine is the chairperson of the Music Department, and Schachter is the chairperson of the Visual Arts department. When it comes to looking for artists to perform in the series, Holmes said she works “to identify and schedule excellent, engaging classical musicians to appear on campus.” Holmes schedules the eight performers one or two years in advance, and makes all of the arrangements for theirRead More



February 4, 2014 at 2:19 am 0 comments

Phosphorescent isn’t exactly a band, but rather the project of Matthew Houck, a singer-songwriter from Alabama who currently operates out of Brooklyn. It would be convenient to pigeonhole Houck into the “indie rock” genre if not for the immediately perceptible influence of country music in his records. Since 2003, he’s released around seven or so albums, many of which have a characteristically mystical, shamanistic energy. Such is often the case when a musician takes the downtrodden, emotionally draining iteration of country music in the grand tradition of Patsy Cline, Gram Parsons and Hank Williams. Phosphorescent’s records, especially 2007’s “Pride,” maintain an off-handed lethargy about them, in which Houck takes full advantage of the gracefulness present in the depressive, swirling atmosphere which country music conjures up. Slide guitars and lonesome pianos encapsulate listeners with a delicate mixture of melancholy, contemplation and weariness. Houck sings with a husky, hesitant crunch in hisRead More