Cherish the Ladies - Tuesday, March 10 @ 7:00 pm
Concert Hall at the University of the Incarnate Word
We are pleased to have Cherish the Ladies with us in San Antonio to help us "close out" our year-long celebration of the 150 years since the founding of our Congregation. Since 1869, almost 1,000 women left Ireland to join the mission in Texas. This concert pays homage to these brave young pioneers who helped grow our Congregation and have served in our ministries of health care, education, and pastoral services.
It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do,’ says The Boston Globe of Cherish The Ladies, Grammy Award nominated Irish-American supergroup that formed in 1985 to celebrate the rise of extraordinary women in what had been a male-dominated Celtic music scene. Celebrating their 35th anniversary, Cherish The Ladies has shared timeless Irish traditions and good cheer with audiences worldwide. They’ve brought their signature blend of virtuosic instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, and stunning step dancing to the White House, the Olympics, and to PBS with their television special, An Irish Homecoming, which recently received an Emmy Award. The Washington Post praises the ‘astonishing array of virtuosity’ that Cherish The Ladies bring to the stage on a regular basis. Their new album, Heart of the Home, embraces the gift of music passed down from generations. ‘It was the greatest gift they could give us,’ says bandleader Joanie Madden. ‘We’re carrying on the music of our fathers.’ As their reputation and admiration from both fans and critics alike continues to grow, Cherish The Ladies blazes forward into another decade of music making.
The 2019-2020 Concert Series
SOLI Chamber Ensemble - May 3, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
Chapel of the Incarnate Word
SOLI brings to the Chapel of the Incarnate Word, French composer Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time for you. Messiaen was a devout Catholic who was captured in 1940 while serving in the French army and imprisoned at Gorlitz during WW II. Unbelievably, while there he met a clarinetist, a violinist, and a cellist who were also prisoners and he composed this powerful work (he himself was the pianist). The work is based on the Book of Revelations and was actually first performed in Stalag VIII-A where the men were being held.
Agarita Chamber Players - June 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Chapel of the Incarnate Word
Agarita Chamber Players returns to the Chapel of the Incarnate Word, bringing with them friends from the local area, performing a concert of varied classical selections. Last year's concert said, "yes, this space was meant for chamber music!" Experience Agarita's sublime ensemble playing in a truly extraordinary space.
Organ Recital Series and Choir Concert Series
In addition to the Concert Series, the Chapel will also offer an Organ Recital Series and a Choir Concert Series. Read more about these and other concerts taking place in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word.