Marmion-Rosary Christmas Concert & Art Reception
The Marmion-Rosary Band, Marmion-Rosary Jazz Ensemble and Combo, and Marmion Men’s Chorus will present their annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 15th at 3:00 PM. The program will be presented in the Marmion Gymnasium located at Marmion Academy, 1000 Butterfield Road in Aurora Illinois. Admission is free, with free-will donations accepted.
The Marmion Choir will feature a variety of Christmas selections, including O Come All Ye Faithful, Good Christian Men, Rejoice, Rockin’Around the Christmas Tree, Children Go Where I Send Thee,
and Silent Night
. The Marmion-Rosary Jazz Band will feature Stranger Than Fiction
by Rotondo and Goin’On
by Carter. The Marmion-Rosary bands will feature First Suite in Eb
by Holst, American Overture for Band
by Jenkins, Salvation by Smith
, and Overture For Winds
by Charles Carter. The Marmion Rosary Band is under the direction of Stephen Thurlow, Matt Kokes, and Sara Gregory. The Marmion Men’s Chorus is directed by Brian Birch.
Marmion Academy is also hosting an exhibit of Binh Pho’s artwork through December 15th. The exhibit, held in the Dr. Scholl Exhibit Mezzanine at Marmion Academy, is open to the public from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM on school days. Binh Pho is a critically acclaimed artist, known for an expansive approach to work in wood and glass that includes painting and a unique exploration of positive and negative space. The works feature a highly personal iconography, with imagery that relates to Asian culture and the natural world. A reception, also open to the public, will be held in conjunction with the Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 15 from 3:00-5:00 PM (gallery will open at 1:30 PM). For more information on the show contact Exhibit Director Lisa Dzuriscko at 630-897-6936, Ext. 216 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. For additional information on artist Binh Pho, please visit www.binhpho.com
Dr. Holinger Awarded in Illinois Emerging Writer Competition
Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White announced that Dr. Richard Holinger, Marmion Academy English teacher and published author, is one of this year’s winners of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award in the ninth annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition.
Holinger won third place for his poem “Seems the Whole World’s Staring In: A Tryptich.” Holinger read his poem and received his award from Secretary White and Illinois Poet Laureate Kevin Stein, who succeeded Gwendolyn Brooks in that position, at a ceremony on November 19, 2013 at the Illinois State Library in Springfield. Read more ...
Student Athletes Sign National letters of Intent
Five Marmion Academy student athletes recently signed National Letters of Intent to play for some of the best college programs in the country. (pictured above, left to right)
Jack Fergus (swimming) - Wright State
Anthony Bosco (wrestling) - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Johnny Jimenez (wrestling) - University of Wisconsin, Madison
Alex Troop (baseball) - Michigan State
Andy Matthews (lacrosse) - Missouri Valley College