The concerts, plays, recitals, marching band performances, musicals and others run from January to April in the new year. The schedule of productions includes events for high school performing artists and programs with partnership organizations, as well as showcases of Notre Dame student and faculty composers, singers, instrumentalists, dancers and actors.
The majority of these activities are free and open to the public. The complete calendar for the College’s spring 2023 Performing Arts mainstage and community series is as follows:
- Heights Youth Theatre Winter Production of “The Drowsy Chaperone:” Friday, January 13, through Sunday, January 15; and Friday, January 20, through Sunday, January 22. Performances will occur on Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., all in Regina Auditorium. The College continues its partnership with Heights Youth Theatre through the 2023 season.
- Flute Day: Saturday, January 28, from 1-7 p.m. in Regina Auditorium. Local high school and college-aged students are invited. The day will consist of ensemble rehearsals and masterclasses, among other instructional experiences. Attendees will receive a meal and t-shirt. Although this event is free, registration is required.
- Irwin Shung, D.M.A., “Piano Recital #3:” Sunday, February 5, at 2 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel. Shung will conduct his final recital and lecture on the “24 Preludes and Fugues of the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II,” by J.S. Bach.
- Ensemble Theatre’s “The River:” Friday, February 17, through Sunday, February 19; Friday, February 24, through Sunday, February 26; and Friday, March 3, through Sunday, March 5. Productions are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m., all in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are between $10 and $33. Details are available online.
- Notre Dame Voice Day: Saturday, February 18, from noon to 8 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel. Additional information is forthcoming.
- High School Honor Band Festival: Friday, February 24; and Saturday, February 25. The Wind Symphony will celebrate their fourth annual High School Honors Festival. Rehearsals will occur throughout the day Friday and Saturday. A joint performance with the Notre Dame Band will be on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m., all in Regina Auditorium.
- Chance Branham’s Senior Composition Recital: Sunday, March 12, at 7 p.m. in Regina Auditorium. Branham, a soon-to-be graduating student at the College, will present his senior capstone.
- “Early Music Recital:” Sunday, March 26, at 2 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel. Details are forthcoming.
- Spring Theatre Production: Friday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 2, at 2 p.m., all in Regina Auditorium. Information is forthcoming.
- Spring Choral Concert: Friday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel. This annual performance features the College’s Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, faculty soloists and guest artists.
- Spring Instrumental Showcase: Friday, April 21; and Saturday, April 22, both at 7:30 p.m. in Regina Auditorium. Notre Dame’s Wind Symphony, String Ensemble and Jazz Combo provide their annual spring concert, which will feature guest composers, conductors, world premieres and joint performances. The Hillcrest Concert Band becomes a part of this team on Friday night, and a local high school band will join on Saturday night.
- Performing Arts Departmental Showcase: Friday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Regina Auditorium. This event is $15 for adults and $10 for children. The College’s choirs, bands and theatre programs all come together for the first ever showcase with the entire department.
Additional information about Notre Dame’s Performing Arts programs, which include academic degrees in music and theatre entrepreneurship, academic minors and performing ensembles, is available online.
As part of the College’s dedication to arts education, Performing Arts scholarships are available to students, regardless of their academic interests or athletic involvement. All scholars are welcomed. Auditions are required for acceptance into majors, minors and performing ensembles. These auditions can occur in-person or virtually.
Kimberly T. Krozser, ’17, contributed to this article.
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