Artistic Performances in Christ the King Chapel


Maeve Higgins

Dr. Christine Walsh


I plan to display a series of prints completed in FAS 162 and perform a spoken word version of the poem, “Shake the Dust” by Anis Mojagani. My prints are inspired by lyrics from songs and poems, especially the one I will perform. The prints represent my unique interpretation of the lyrics.

Telemann Viola Concerto

Melanie Falvo

Leslie Salathe


This Concerto was composed by Georg Philipp Telemann, a famous German Baroque era composer and is one of the first known viola concertos. This concerto has four movements: Largo, Allegro, Andante and Presto. I will be performing the first  two movements. Baroque style music is known for its contrasts, which will be demonstrated in this performance. The first movement is slow and beautiful. while the second is faster and brighter. My hope is that this viola concerto will demonstrate my personal dedication to, and love of music; more importantly I hope that this performance gives audience members an idea of how wonderful the music programs and music opportunities are here at Canisius College.

Duets of Love and Repentance

Rachael Bosak, Joshua Osmanski

Melissa Thorburn


Repentir (Repentance) by Charles Gounod was written in April 1893, six months before his death.  It is a prayer asking for the savior's forgiveness, and was originally written for mezzo-soprano and orchestra.  Ive Got a Crush on You is from the musical STRIKE UP THE BAND, with words by Ira Gershwin and music by George Gershwin.  In this duet, Timothy Harper, the foreman of the Horace J. Fletcher American Cheese Factory, declares his love to Anne Draper, who replies in kind.  We'll Go Away Together is from STREET SCENE, with words by Langston Hughes and music by Kurt Weill.  In this piece, Rose, a teenage girl in 1930s New York City, shares a kiss with her sweetheart Sam, and the two sing about how they are going to run away together.

Phases of Love

Ashlyn Zgoda

Melissa Thorburn


This program follows the phases of love from its exciting beginning through its uncertainties to fond memories of the past. To be performed are "Willow Song" from THE BALLAD OF BABY DOE by Douglas Moore and works by such composers as Ernest Chausson and Gian Carlo Menotti.

Solo Clarinet Performance

Kristina Sosnowski

Elizabeth Widzinski


I wish to perform a piece I have been working on, Five Bagatelles, by Gerald Finzi.  It is a solo clarinet piece with piano accompaniment.  Mr. Frank Scinta has agreed to accompany me.

Act II Opening Scenes from THE MIKADO by Gilbert and Sullivan and THE MAGIC FLUTE by Mozart

Sarah Wenrich, Janelle Sabin, Devon Bradley

Melissa Thorburn


Act II of THE MIKADO opens in the garden of Koko, Lord High Executioner, in Titipu, Japan.  Pitti-Sing leads a chorus of girls in "Braid the raven hair" as they prepare Yum-Yum for her marriage to Nanki-Poo. They dress her, braid her hair, and give her advice on how to be the perfect bride. Pitti-Sing advises her to be modest and respectful to her soon-to-be husband. After Yum-Yum is dressed, Pitti-Sing and the chorus exit, leaving Yum-Yum to bask in her own beauty and power in the aria "The sun whose rays are all ablaze". A march and ceremony of the priests of Isis and Osiris begin Act II of THE MAGIC FLUTE.  Sarastro, the head priest, is joined by the chorus in his prayer to the gods on behalf of Tamino and Papageno, who hope to be initiated into the brotherhood of the order.  A duet by Sarastro and the Speaker (another priest) follows, warning against the wiles of seductive women.

“So Please You Sir, We Much Regret” from THE MIKADO by Gilbert and Sullivan

Elizabeth Fuhrmann, Kayla Goodman, Adadioramma Okonkwo

Melissa Thorburn


Three young Japanese schoolgirls, Yum-Yum, Peep-Bo, and Pitti-Sing, are introduced to a court official, Pooh-Bah, the Lord High Everything Else.  Pooh-Bah does not want anything to do with them and demands their respect.  In this silly, light-hearted piece, the girls tease him for being someone of rank so high, and it is clear that the girls are completely insincere in their apology.

“Son nata a lagrimar”, from GIULIO CESARE IN EGITTO by Handel

Ashleigh Maciejewski,  Christina Dressler

Melissa Thorburn


The opera takes place during Julius Caesar's conquest of Egypt.  This duet at the end of Act I is sung by Sesto (Sextus), son of the defeated Pompeo (Pompey), and his mother, Cornelia.  After trying to avenge his father's death, Sesto is being taken from Cornelia and sent to prison.  The two lament over their parting, singing that they are "born to weep."

Canisius College Jazz Combo

Alexander Vulaj, Francis Perdomo

David Schiavone


Several members of the Canisius College Jazz Ensemble form a Jazz Combo (or small-sided group) that gets together to practice and perform recognizable jazz standards as well as some contemporary pieces.