FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Public Programming
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Loyola’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts Kicks Off Holiday Season with Music, Song, and Tradition
Fine Art Students Perform for the Loyola and Local Community
CHICAGO, November 28, 2012 –- Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA) will celebrate the holiday season with Lessons and Carols and Joyola!, both featuring Loyola’s talented student musicians and performers.
Lessons and Carols features the University Chorale, Women’s Chorus, and Schola Cantorum. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus are told in nine short Bible readings from Genesis and the Gospels. Christmas carols, hymns, and choir music will be interspersed throughout the service. This is Lessons and Carols first holiday performance to the Loyola community.
“This year will be exciting with our new female-driven ensemble, the Women’s Chorus, which has nearly 40 members and is directed by Kirsten Hedegaard,” said Jennifer Martin, director of public programming for the DFPA. “We cannot wait for their holiday debut and for the Loyola community to hear such talent.”
An annual Loyola tradition, Joyola! features student musicians performing seasonal hits and jazz variations. Friends and family can come together over holiday favorites like “Carol of the Bells” and “Sleigh Ride,” while modern classics, like selections from “The Nutcracker Suite,” will bring cheer to all.
Lessons and Carols takes place on Sunday, December 2, at 7 p.m., in the Madonna della Strada Chapel. Admission is free. Loyola’s Madonna della Strada Chapel is located at 1032 W. Sheridan Road, on the east end of Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus.
Joyola! will be held on Thursday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m., in the Mundelein Auditorium. Tickets are$5 for students and $8 for general admission. The Mundelein Auditorium is located on the first floor ofthe Mundelein Center for the Fine and Performing Arts at 1020 W. Sheridan Road, in Rogers Park, onLoyola’s Lake Shore Campus. Ticket reservations for Joyola! can be made at LUC.tix.com.
About the Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Loyola’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts aligns the creative energies of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts to provide quality arts education to students. This interdisciplinary collaboration, and the renovation of two arts facilities on the Lake Shore Campus, has inspired a renaissance of the arts on campus. This year’s public programming includes more than 70 innovative events engaging several art forms. For information and events, visit blogs.luc.edu/ArtsAlive.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,000 students. Nearly 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 10 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S.News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago.