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Killeen Chair Lecture Series at St. Norbert College presents "An Evening of Norbertine Sacred Music"

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From St. Norbert College, September 27, 2010
by Stephen Schumacher,, (920) 403-3089

The Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy Lecture Series will present "An Evening of Norbertine Sacred Music" performed by the St. Norbert College music department on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m. at Old St. Joseph Church on the St. Norbert College Campus. This will be the first of three lectures presented by the Killeen Chair Lecture series in 2009-2010. The event is free and open to the public.

For almost nine centuries, Norbertines have contributed to almost all aspects of Christian civilization and culture. The area of musical composition and performance is no exception, as is evident by a long and little known list of Norbertine composers from the medieval period through the Baroque and down to our own time. Norbertines have composed music to accompany liturgical celebrations within the abbeys, but also to serve the wider Church. Norbertines have also composed more popular music for recreational purposes. This evening performance by the St. Norbert College Music Department will highlight a variety of both sacred and secular musical pieces, including liturgical chant, instrumental, choral, individual and ensemble pieces.

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.

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