Music & Theater

Whether it's concerts by our choirs, string chamber orchestra or world music ensemble; recitals by individual faculty or students; or our dynamic stage productions, St. Kate's offers so many options to participate and enjoy music and theater.


Music Performances

We invite you to come and enjoy performances throughout the year at our beautiful campus venues.

Most of our concerts have free admission (except where indicated), and all are free with a St. Kate’s ID. Call 651.690.6690 for additional information about departmental performances.

In addition, check out performances by guests artists and visiting groups at The O’Shaughnessy.

Performance Dates / Time Venue Price
Choral Society Concert – Music of Telemann, Mendelssohn and Vaughan Williams Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, 3:00 p.m. The O'Shaughnessy Auditorium General Admission: $15
Students, St. Kate's Alums, Seniors: $10
Children 12 and Under: Free
String Chamber Orchestra Concert Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, 7:30 p.m. Our Lady of Victory Chapel Free
Candlelight Christmas Concert Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, 8:00 p.m. Our Lady of Victory Chapel Free
Women's Choir Tour "Home Concert" Sunday, April 9, 2017, 3:00 p.m. Our Lady of Victory Chapel Free
Choral Society Concert – J.S. Bach: St. John Passion Sunday, April 30, 2017, 7:30 p.m. St. Olaf Catholic Church, Minneapolis General Admission: $15
Students, St. Kate's Alums, Seniors: $10
Children 12 and Under: Free
Chamber Orchestra Concert Monday, May 8, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Our Lady of Victory Chapel Free
Women's Choir "Collage Concert" Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Jeanne D'Arc Auditorium Free

Theater Performances

In addition to these theater performances by student, faculty and staff, you can find a full schedule of performing arts events at The O’Shaughnessy.

Performance Dates / Time Venue Tickets
Romeo and Juliet November 2–5, 7 p.m. St. Catherine University's Frey Theater call 651.690.6700
Romeo and Juliet November 6, 2 p.m. St. Catherine University's Frey Theater call 651.690.6700
Nice Work If You Can Get It March 10 and 11, 7 p.m. The O'Shaughnessy call 651.690.6700
Nice Work If You Can Get It March 12, 2 p.m. The O'Shaughnessy call 651.690.6700
ComedySportz: College League April 28–29 and May 5–6, 7 p.m. St. Catherine University's Frey Theater call 651.690.6700

Frey Theater Admission

Theater department productions at the Frey Theater are:

  • Free to ACTC students, staff and faculty
  • $10 - General admission

Auditions

Interested in participating in our rich music and theater programming? Pick your passion and try out!

Music Auditions

The St. Catherine Choral Society is a large mixed chorus, which combines St. Catherine University students, faculty and staff, as well as experienced singers from the community in performances of symphonic choral works. The choir performs two concerts per year, in The O’Shaughnessy auditorium and other venues, accompanied by a professional symphony orchestra and guest soloists. Rehearsals are held Thursday evenings during the academic year.

Repertoire

You’ll participate in high quality performances of choral masterworks, such as:

  • Brahms and Mozart Requiems
  • Masses by Haydn and Mozart
  • Bach Magnificat
  • Handel’s Messiah
  • Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms
  • Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb
  • Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms
  • Copland’s American Folksongs
  • New works by such local composers as Jocelyn Hagen, Albert Biales and Stephen Paulus

Participation Requirements

We rehearse 7–9:15 p.m. every Thursday of the semester leading up to the performances, which occur in mid-November and late April/early May. There is a $50 participant fee for community members. St. Kate’s students register for the Choral Society course, but pay no additional fee.

Auditions

For your audition, prepare to sing one song with accompaniment and several vocalises to explore your range and ability. Please bring the music, if possible. Call Dr. Patricia Connors at 651.690.6688 to schedule an appointment. St. Kate's students audition during Orientation in the fall or at other times by appointment.

Rehearsals

  • Thursdays 7:00–9:15 p.m. St. Paul campus, Music Building Rehearsal Hall

Fall auditions are held concurrently with those for the Choral Society in the days immediately preceding the start of classes. First year students audition during Orientation. Sign up for a time at Music Building room 109. All other students, please call Dr. Connors at 651.690.6688. If you wish to join the choir for the second semester, contact Dr. Connors at any time.

For your audition, prepare to sing one song with accompaniment and several vocalises to explore your range and ability. Please bring the music, if possible.

Contact director Ewa Bujak at embujaksp@q.com to schedule your audition.

Theater Auditions

Audition for an upcoming show! All of St. Kate’s productions hold open auditions for students, faculty, staff and alumni as well as University of St. Thomas students.

Show Audition Date/Time Audition Venue
Romeo and Juliet Sept. 12, 6:00 p.m. St. Catherine University's Frey Theater
Nice Work If You Can Get It Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m. University of St. Thomas' OEC Auditorium
Nice Work If You Can Get It Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m. St. Catherine University's Frey Theater
ComedySportz: College League Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m. University of St. Thomas' OEC Auditorium
ComedySportz: College League Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m. St. Catherine University's Frey Theater

Faculty

Our faculty are active researchers, industry and academic award winners and influential members of professional organizations. Most of all, they’re passionate, caring teachers.

Name Phone
Allison Adrian
Associate Professor, Musicology/Ethnomusicology
651-690-6689
Arlene Goter
Professor, Piano, Music Theory
651-690-6699
Kristie Tigges
Assistant Professor, Voice
651-690-6691
Patricia Connors
Professor, Department Chair, Director of Choirs
651-690-6688
Teresa Lyons-Hegdahl
Associate Professor
651-690-6683

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