St. Norbert College Killeen Chair presents Müsica del Cielo: Sacred Music of Spain and the New World

Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m.

From St. Norbert College, October 4, 2011
by Chris Swietlik, chris.swietlik@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

The Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy Sacred Music Series will feature "'Musica
del Cielo': Sacred Music of Spain and the New World" performed by the St. Norbert
College Music Department on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in Old St. Joseph's Church
on the St. Norbert College campus as part of Heritage Week. The event is free and open
to the public.

In "Música del Cielo," members of the St. Norbert College Music Department explore the
rich history of music that springs from the sacred traditions of Spain and the New World.
Student and faculty performers will present an exciting tapestry of musical selections --
ranging from the meditative sounds of Medieval chant to the infectious rhythms and
appealing harmonies of Hispanic music today. Through solo voices, Spanish guitar, brass
instruments, and choral musicians, they hope to share the powerful and prayerful variety
of sacred Hispanic and Latino music throughout history, and to celebrate the joyful spirit
of the Spanish church.

Heritage Week celebrates the founding of St. Norbert College on Oct. 10, 1898. Heritage
Week is designed to educate people on the history of the College and the Norbertine
Order.

The Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy was established in 1984 to bring figures in
the fields of theology and philosophy to the St. Norbert College campus. The Killeen
Chair draws attention to the importance of theology and philosophy in a Catholic liberal
arts education and highlights the commitment of St. Norbert College to provide an
education that is personally, intellectually and spiritually challenging. The Killeen Chair is
an appropriate way of honoring Abbot Killeen's many contributions to St. Norbert
College, the Norbertine Order and the wider community.