Join us this Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium for Autumn Overtures, a free evening of music presented by the members of the CJ Performing Arts department. We will kick off the 2013-14 season with performances by our Concert Choir, Concert Band, String Ensemble, Hands in Harmony, Age V, Vega, and a special "Pigskin Review" performed by our Eagle Pride ped band.
In partnership with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC), Chaminade Julienne was able to put a little more spring into its traditional whole-school Spring Speaker presentation in early May.
Performers from DCDC presented "Step Up: Dancing our way to inclusion," one of the company's signature lecture demonstrations, in front of all students in the auditorium May 3. Lecture demonstrations are part of the organization's lineup of educational outreach programs. The narrated, theme-based performances feature audience engagement and a question and answer segment.
The Chaminade Julienne Performing Arts department presents Once Upon A Mattress, opening this Friday at 505 S. Ludlow St.
Songs, romance and comedy bring this zany royal courtship to life in CJ’s auditorium. This Rogers & Hammerstein musical production is a wild and melodic take on the fairy tale classic: “The Princess and The Pea.” Was it actually the pea that caused the princess sleepless nights? Join us for this musical adventure to learn if everyone lives “happily ever after.” View cast list >
Show times (doors open a half hour before the curtain opens):
For Vega, the road to the International Championships of High School A Cappella (ICHSA) in New York City began locally with fun media appearances and an impromptu performance.
The CJ septet qualified for its first trip to the ICHSA in late February and will compete under the bright lights in the Big Apple on April 19 at 7 p.m. EST against 10 of the best high school a cappella teams in the United States. Before departing on the 1,200 mile round-trip, the Eagles made a few stops around town to tune up for their national debut.
With a big win at the Ohio Valley regional singing tournament, the sky seems to be the limit for Chaminade Julienne’s pop a cappella group Vega. The CJ septet, named after one of the brightest stars in the sky, has earned a spot in the International Championship of High School A Cappella (ICHSA) in New York City this spring after coming out on top at the Feb. 23 event held at Centerville High School.
Six CJ performing arts students were selected to participate in the 6th annual Tri-state Band Symposium hosted by Northern Kentucky University.
Seniors Maddie Brown (alto sax), Kathryn Marshall (french horn), and Annemarie Krug (trumpet) along with juniors Abby Lisjak (flute), William Howard (percussion) and sophomore David Marshall (euphonium) joined 150 fellow musicians from various Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky high schools Jan. 18-19. The weekend included performances, special college help sessions for students and a professional development in-service for teachers.
Watch a sneak preview of what will be featured this Thursday, Dec. 13, as the performing arts department presents Sounds of the Season: CJ's Christmas Concert, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.
All are cordially invited downtown for a free musical celebration of Christmas. Sounds of the Season will feature sacred and secular songs performed by the concert choir, concert band, liturgical choir, percussion ensemble, string ensemble, Hands in Harmony, and a cappella groups.
Members of CJ’s pop a cappella choirs spent the weekend perfecting their craft and showcasing their skills at the fourth annual Kettering A Cappella Festival, held Nov. 17-18.
Performing arts students participating in Vega and Age V, CJ’s two pop a cappella groups, joined more than 30 other schools from Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan for one of the nation’s largest events of its kind at host Fairmont High School.
Students who learned more about the Vietnam War by participating in CJ’s fall play, “A Piece of My Heart,” or attending as an audience member, took time this week to write notes of gratitude to Veterans. The notes inscribed inside of play programs will be placed on lunch trays at the VA Center on Veteran’s Day.
Join us for a free evening of uplifting music Monday, Nov. 5, as the CJ Performing Arts Department presents its annual fall concert, Autumn Overtures, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.