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A Merry Madrigal Christmas

A Merry Madrigal Christmas

December 31, 2016

“Spectacular!”: The Christmas Spectacular Spreads Cheer Throughout St. Daniel Hall

Cassandra Stec '18

December 31, 2016

Once again the Christmas Spectacular was just that, spectacular. The various premier groups of the Music Department showed off their Christmas season programs on Sunday, December 11. This included performances by the Madrigal...

The Best Way to Spread Christmas Cheer is Singing Loud for all to Hear

Catherine Bosch '19

December 19, 2016

The annual Christmas choir concert is a great way for many Benet families to kick off the Christmas season. Everyone is able to gather together and enjoy a night of Christmas carols. Though a fun Benet tradition, this concert...

ILMEA Music Festival

Alexandra Oates '18

December 14, 2016

Every day, people wake up and immediately bombard themselves with sounds. They belt in the shower, jam to music during car rides and relax with their earbuds. What makes music so appealing? ​ On November 19, District 9 had...

Student Directed One Act Plays 2016

Caitlyn Allen '19

November 30, 2016

'Tis the season for laughter and One Acts! From witches to homeless people to the gods and goddesses on Mount Olympus to talking inanimate objects, all of the plays performed this year were unique and comical in their own way....

“Hamilton”: Did Not Blow Away Its Shot: An American Musical Review

Hazel Oreta '18

November 11, 2016

“Hamilton: An American Musical” is the musical phenomenon sweeping the theatrical world. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s rap-centered musical depicts Alexander Hamilton, a “young, scrappy and hungry” immigrant who climbed in social...

The Fall Choir Concert

Claire Kubacki '20

November 10, 2016

On Tuesday, October 18 and Wednesday, October 19, Benet Academy’s four choirs: Freshman, Sophomore, Madrigals and Chorale, performed on stage in St. Daniel’s auditorium for their first concert of the year. Songs ranged from...

ILMEA Auditions 2016

Alie Oates '18

November 10, 2016

Ever wonder why music students start to panic between late September and early October? It’s because it’s ILMEA, Illinois Music Education Association, season! Illinois is divided into nine music districts, and each district...

Three Thoughtful Tales of the Macabre: The Benet Academy Fall Play

Gina Wiste '19

November 10, 2016

Halloween weekend is always promisingly full of spooks and scares, and Benet’s fall play did its part to deliver. The play was comprised of three one act plays: “Mirrors”, “To Burn a Witch “and “The Lottery.” Each...

Rock and Roll Rebellion Takes Center Stage in All Shook Up

Sarah Habeck ‘18

October 6, 2016

“C’mon Everybody,” what do you get when you combine Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” and Elvis Presley’s top music hits? The Broadway hit “All Shook Up”, of course! Talented students should dust off their “Blue...

Benet Students Shine Onstage

Rachel Strons ‘17, Assistant Chief Editor

September 28, 2016

The familiar name of the Goodman Theatre causes people around the country to think of Chicago and of music. However, for two Benet seniors in particular, the words Goodman Theatre mean so much more. Seniors Katie Ford and Justin Smusz...

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