Immerse Yourself in the Christmas Spirit

Come celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with the Performing Arts Department Wednesday, Dec. 21 at CJ’s annual Christmas concert, Sounds of the Season.

Friends and family members of all ages are invited to the auditorium to enjoy this free event, and all are encouraged to stick around following the performances for a dessert reception in the library hosted by members of the Parents of Performing Art Students (PoPS) and the development office.

Immerse yourself in Christmas spirit as members of the concert band, string ensemble, concert choir, liturgical choir, and pop a cappella groups Vega and Age V perform holiday favorites. The evening will open and close with unique medleys, and will include a special performance by the CJ alumni choir said Debi Schutt, department chair.

“Every single musician will perform together at this concert, and we are excited to once again welcome back the alumni choir,” Schutt said.

Six decades of Chaminade, Julienne, St. Joe’s and CJ graduates ranging in years from 1944 to 1993 will accompany current CJ students on stage. It will be the group's first performance since May, when alumni choir members gathered to welcome the graduating class of 2011 at the Schuster Center during commencement.

“This is a group that has grown since being formed last year for the President’s dinner, then graduation, and now Christmas,” said Caitlin Cronin Bennett, alumni relations coordinator. Bennett has assisted the Performing Arts department with organizing the group and scheduling rehearsals, which began in late November for the Sounds of the Season concert.

“There was a huge response to continue the alumni choir after the performance at the Schuster for graduation,” she said. “We’re excited to see how the group will grow into the future.”