2019-20 Department of Fine and Performing Arts Calendar

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September


Saturday, September 28, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.

Dubuque Chorale Songfest

The Dubuque Chorale and Cadenza welcomes the Julien Chamber Choir, Music Men Barbershop Chorus, and collegiate choirs from Clarke University, Emmaus Bible College, Loras College, University of Dubuque, and University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Each choir will perform some of its own music, and the concert will finish with a massed choir performance.

http://www.dubuquechorale.org/concerts/songfest.html

John and Alice Butler Hall

Ticket (130x75 px)  $15


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October


‌‌Sunday, October 20, 2019  |  3:00 p.m.

FPA Homecoming Cabaret

Steffens Hall, MTAC

Wrap up Homecoming weekend with this special musical event to benefit the UD choir program. Students from the Fine and Performing Arts Department will present modern pop and musical theater favorites while you enjoy an array of delicious desserts. Freewill donations accepted.

 

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November


300x300 pxSaturday, November 2, 2019  |  3:00 p.m.

Fall Wind and Jazz Ensembles Concert

John and Alice Butler Hall

The wind and jazz ensembles present their fall concert.

 

 

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Friday and Saturday, November 8 - 9, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.‌ 
Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 2:00 p.m.

Comedy of Errors

Performed by the UD Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Babka Theatre

The Comedy of Errors is Shakespeare’s shortest play and one of his most farcical comedies. In addition to puns and wordplay, slapstick comedy abounds in a way that only The Bard could provide! UD’s version of The Comedy of Errors will entertain audiences of all ages!

Adults: $10 | Non-UD Students: $5 | UD Faculty/Staff/Students: FREE

Ticket (130x75 px)


Wednesday, November 13, 2019  |  7:30 p.m.

Fall Gospel Choir Concert

Blades Chapel

Rich vocal harmonies of the gospel choir will lift your spirits and bless your soul. 

The University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts Gospel Choir performs their fall concert.

 

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.‌‌

Spartaneous Improv Night

Babka Theatre

Members of the UD Spartaneous Improv Troupe will perform comedy skits with suggestions from the audience.  It is sure to be a night of laughs.

 
 

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December


‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌Friday, December 6, 2019  |  7:30 p.m.

Christmas at Heritage Center: The Sound of Christmas with special guest, Elisabeth von Trapp

John and Alice Butler Hall

Celebrating year seven, this UD tradition once again promises to bring renewed spiritual meaning to your Christmas season. UD’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts celebrates the birth of Christ through a concert presentation featuring the UD choirs and UD Wind Ensemble with live narration and special music from guest artist Elisabeth von Trapp. Elisabeth is the granddaughter of Maria and Baron von Trapp of The Sound of Music fame.  The heavenly acoustics of John and Alice Butler Hall provide the perfect backdrop for this festive occasion. Complimentary holiday refreshments and live music from UD’s Jazz Ensemble will immediately follow the concert.

Snowdate: Saturday, December 7 | 2:00 p.m.

Ticket (130x75 px)

 

 


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January


Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.

High School Honor Band

John and Alice Butler Hall

The University of Dubuque High School Honor Band is an opportunity for talented band students in grades 9-12 to join together and spend a day making music together. Students must submit a nomination/registration and be selected to participate. The rehearsals and performance take place on the stage of the beautiful John and Alice Butler Hall within the Heritage Center. In addition to a day of music making with University of Dubuque band faculty Dr. Cassandra Bechard and Dr. Nolan Hauta, students will receive a campus tour, a free t-shirt, and a free lunch in Smeltzer Dining Hall within Peters Commons. The Honor Band will perform their concert at 7:00 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

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February


Tuesday, February 8, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.

24-Hour Theatre Project

 

 

 

 

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Thursday, February 13, 2020300x300 px

Middle School Band Festival

The University of Dubuque Middle School Band Festival is an opportunity for area middle school bands to play on the stage of the beautiful John and Alice Butler Hall within the Heritage Center. Several bands have the opportunity to perform for the University of Dubuque band faculty Dr. Cassandra Bechard and Dr. Nolan Hauta. After each informal performance, the middle school bands will receive feedback from these educators and be provided with suggestions for future performance. The middle school bands who attend this event are encouraged to remain in the audience and observe other bands as their schedule allows.


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March


300x300 pxSaturday, March 21, 2020 | 3:00 p.m.

Spring Wind and Jazz Ensembles Concert

The University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents their Spring Wind and Jazz Ensembles Concert.

 

 

 

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April


Wednesday, April 3, 2019  |  7:30 p.m.

Spring Praise Band and Gospel Choir Concert

The good news of unity, restoration of soul, and the ongoing promise of a new start will call us into joy and healing as Gospel Choir and Chapel Praise Band team up to bring you a night of worship.  Different styles of music and some collaboration between the two groups will mark this as a special event.  Come ready to sing and praise with us.

Blades Chapel

‌No Ticket Required

 

 


‌‌Grand Concourse by Heidi Schreck

Performed by the UD Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Friday-Saturday, April 26-27, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. *Talkback to follow
“Grand Concourse may well break your heart. You may need tissues by the end.” - New York Post.
In a Bronx soup kitchen, the steady and ever-so efficient Shelley finds herself struggling to stay devoted and authentic to her faith. Her struggles slowly unravel as Emma, a lost and idealistic college dropout, starts volunteering there. Although Emma brings new life and energy to the soup kitchen, her personal challenges tests Shelley's - everyone's - generosity.

We will be collecting non-perishable food items and donations at each performance to support community members who are challenged by food security. Donations will benefit the Dubuque Rescue Mission.

“Grand Concourse” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Babka Theatre
Adults: $10 | Non-UD Students: $5 | UD Faculty/Staff/Students: FREE

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May


Spring Wind Ensemble Concert

Saturday, May 4, 2019  |  7:30 p.m.

The University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents it’s Spring Wind Ensemble Concert.

John and Alice Butler Hall
No Ticket Required

 


 

Spring Choral Concert

"Sing Me to Heaven"

Sunday, May 5, 2018  |  2:00 p.m.

The spring choral concert will feature the UD Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and the newly-formed Women’s Choir, directed by Kristen Eby assistant professor of music and director of choral activities.

The program, which previews their May tour to South Dakota and Colorado, will include a wide variety of musical styles, both sacred and secular. 

John and Alice Butler Hall
No Ticket Required

‌Semester Fallout Improv Extravaganza

Tuesday, May 7, 2019  |  7:30 p.m.

Members of the UD Spartaneous Improv Troupe will perform comedy skits with suggestions from the audience.  It is sure to be a night of laughs.

Babka Theatre
No Ticket Required

 

 

 


Spring Chamber Singers Concert

Saturday, May 11, 2019  |  4:00 p.m.

The A-Capella Group, directed by Kristen Eby, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities for the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, will perform repertoire in a variety of styles including American folk, world, classical, and pop.

Blades Chapel
No Ticket Required

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