The Festival of Lessons and Carols, a tradition originating in nineteenth century England, has been celebrated at Assumption College as a worship service for the Advent/Christmas Season and features both biblical readings and sung carols. This year, the theme of Lessons and Carols is “Ancient to Modern,” a celebration of the season of advent through the ages.
The Assumption College Band under the direction of its conductor, Bruce Hopkins, will be performing a concert of familiar Holiday repertoire along with its regular concert selections in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. Featured will be different instrumental ensembles as well as soloists from the Band. This concert is free and open to the public.
The Assumption String Camerata will present music of Mozart, Corelli and Winters on Thursday December 1st. The ensemble is now in its tenth year of presenting the great string ensemble repertoire. This performance is free and open to the public.
The Assumption College HumanArts series presents an organ recital featuring Pr. Dr. Marie-Bernadette Dufourcet. The program will include French music from the Romantic period to the 20th century (Widor, Franck, Tournemire, Duruflé, Dufourcet, Hakim), completed by an improvisation on Gregorian chant proper to the liturgical time. Please join us for a reception immediately following performance in the Lauring Community Room. This event is free and open to the public.
The Bach Consort of Worcester
A FEAST OF BAROQUE CONCERTOS
The Bach Consort of Worcester returns to open the 2016-2017 HumanArts series with a guest artist on the Baroque recorder, Héloïse Degrugillier. The Consort will also be continuing their series of concerti grossi, featuring Handel’s Concerto Grosso op. 6 no. 1, and Corelli’s Concerto Grosso op. 6 no. 7.
This concert is free and open to the public.
The Assumption College HumanArts series presents Renaissance Men. Founded in January 2014, Boston's professional all male chamber ensemble, Renaissance Men, is devoted to exploring the wealth of largely neglected men's ensemble repertoire found across history and transcending numerous genres.
The Assumption College Chorale will present their annual “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert, featuring both favorite carols and less familiar seasonal music. Michelle Graveline, Director; Brett McGuire, accompanist.
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow in the Tinsley Center, Lauring Community Room. All are invited.
PLEASE NOTE NEW PERFORMANCE TIME! THE CONCERT WILL BE HELD AT 1:00PM
The Assumption College Band under the direction of its conductor, Bruce Hopkins, will be performing its first concert of the school year in the Laska gym, Hagan Center. Featured will be works from the concert band repertoire from many different centuries.
The Jazz Ensemble will be performing music from a wide range of jazz styles and encompassing a broad spectrum of jazz history from Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Herbie Hancock, and original arrangements. This ensemble features 13 instrumentalists and vocalists from the Assumption College community (students, teachers, and their guests). The ensemble is led by David N. Jost, who has been the instructor since 2011.
Worcester Collaborative Collegiate Jazz Festival featuring bands from colleges as well as several HS jazz bands from around the greater Worcester area including the Assumption College Jazz ensemble.