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Music and Art

NCC Choir at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy

The Collegiate Choir Sings at the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy

“The quality of mercy is not strain’d, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest; It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:” -William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice On Divine Mercy Sunday, as “gentle rain from heaven” did indeed drop “upon the place beneath” and...
Coffee House

Coffee House: Talent, Laughter, Coffee, and Prayer

“If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.” ― Robert Frost “It’s so fun and uplifting to come together and laugh,” commented Zofia Joynt ’22 after the spring Coffee House.  On a Friday night, students gathered for this event, which truly reflects the spirit of the school.  With a mixture of acts ranging from the...
12 angry jurors

The Annual Theatrical Production: Twelve Angry Jurors

As part of the college’s Spring Open House, students, visitors, and members of the wider community came together on Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18, to enjoy a performance of Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Jurors. Under the skillful direction of James Larson ‘19, and assistant director Georgiana Stanley-Yarbrough, ‘19, the Saint Genesius Players told the story of a man tried for murder,...

The Window of Art: Seniors Visit Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts

As part of their course in “Comparative Cultures,” the senior class visited Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.  With their tutor, Dr. Eric Buck, they explored the art of some of the cultures they had studied through their close reading and discussion of non-western texts.  As some of the seniors later expressed, this trip provided a concrete...

Choir Participates in Filming of Paul Jernberg’s “Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit”

In November 2018, the composer Paul Jernberg invited the Collegiate Choir to sing as part of the filming of his setting of a “Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit” on February 1. Mr. Jernberg is a nationally-recognized, contemporary composer of sacred music who composes settings of the Mass deeply inspired by traditional Gregorian and Byzantine...
Student in Iconography Class

Iconography at Magdalen College

On Saturday, February 9, the college had its first Iconography class of the semester.  Students in Iconography learn the skills necessary to create beautiful icons, as well as the spiritual component of icon-painting.  By the end of the semester, they each will have completed an icon. “Iconography is a very prayerful and meditative process. One of the...