Chorale Concert emotional end to era

By Jaci Wendel News Editor Men in black tuxedos and women in black choral gowns stood in the breezeway behind Connelly Chapel, gathered in a semi-circle. In the middle of the semi-circle, standing on a chair, was coordinator of choral activities and director of the DeSales Chorale J. Bennett Durham, who had the difficult job of giving a pep talk to the singers who would … [Read more...]

Spring Choral Concert Full of Vivid Music

Chris Shaddock Staff Writer This article was originally published in Issue 14, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (April 28, 2016). Click here to view the entire issue.  Up at the gorgeous Connelly Chapel, DeSales’ Chorale and Schola Cantorum choir groups spectacularly performed their annual spring concert titled “Going Home” on April 22 and 23. Giving instrumental support … [Read more...]

New Stations of the Cross Make Connelly Chapel “More Prayerful”

By Jaci Wendel News Editor This article can also be viewed in Issue 9, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (February 18, 2016). Click here to view the entire issue. On Sunday, Jan. 31, university chaplain Rev. Timothy McIntire, OSFS, dedicated Connelly Chapel’s new Stations of the Cross during 8 p.m. Mass. After a brief reading by campus ministry director Magdalene Riggins and … [Read more...]