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

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From St. Norbert College, October 4, 2011
by Chris Swietlik,, (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.

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