Celebrate the impending doom of the world’s end with Loyola’s Aca’Fellas! TONIGHT, November 30, the a capella group will perform in Mundelein Auditorium at 8 PM.
The Aca’Fellas invite you to join them for their seasonal performance, promising a capella musical entertainment and some good old-fashioned mass hysteria. Best of all, admission is free!
Check out the Aca’Fellas on Facebook for updates and additional information about the group.
On Sunday, December 2nd, Loyola will begin a new Christmas tradition with Lessons and Carols, but what is Lessons and Carols anyway?
Well, traditionally recognized as “Nine Lessons and Carols,” it is a specified format for a service of Christian worship designed to celebrate the birth of Jesus. It is usually implemented in church services around the Christmas season. The format describes the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth told thorough nine short bible readings from the book of Genesis, the stories of the gospel, as well as the singing of Christmas carols, hymns, and choral music.
The format was originally created by Edward White Benson in 1880 and was first used on Christmas Eve (December 24th) in Cornwall, England. According to tradition, Benson organized a 10PM service on Christmas Eve in a temporary wooden shed that served as a cathedral for the service. Apparently the key purpose of the service was to keep men out of pubs on Christmas Eve. Since then, the original liturgy has been adapted and applied in countless churches around the world.
Here at Loyola, we are so excited to announce that we will be continuing this historical holiday tradition! Join us this coming Sunday, December 2nd at 7PM in Madonna dela Strada for this festive mass that celebrates the history of Christianity.
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Moliere as portrayed by Brian Tochterman in our mainstage season opener, Illuminating Voices
Although February seems 2000 light years away, our Tartuffe cast and crew are beginning to prepare for the show’s opening! Premiering only a month after the spring semester’s beginning, this piece by Molière will warm you with laughter in the chilly Chicago winter.
To drum up some excitement, the production’s dramaturg, Sara Augustinas, will begin posting on the blog in the coming weeks to bring you behind-the-scenes details and sneak peeks of the show.
Our mainstage season closer Urinetown is beginning to take form as well as the complete cast list has just been announced! Get excited for our upcoming spring of theatre by exploring the productions’ event pages!
Remember, you can now purchase tickets for individual performances on our online ticket pages. It’s strongly encouraged you book your seat in advance to ensure you’ll get to see our lovely productions! Also, stay tuned for information about our reduced price subscription tickets in the coming weeks for extra savings on our mainstage season!