Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Matt Carroll, former Notre Dame basketball player -- and now a guard with the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats -- made 184 consecutive free throws at the end of practice the other day. Here's a story about his exploits in the Charlotte Observer:
LINK: HE CAN SHOOT
Posted by Jim Small at 10:34 AM
Former University of Notre Dame president, Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C will receive the "Heroes of the World Award" today at a reception at Notre Dame. Given by St. John's Preparatory School, Hesburgh is the second recipient of this award -- the first going to the 41st President of the United States, George H. Bush. Father Ted is no stranger to awards -- in fact, he's listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as the recipient of the Most Honorary Degrees -- last count, more than 150! Congratulations Father Ted on your most recent honor!
Posted by Jim Small at 7:29 AM
University of Notre Dame Alum, Patrick Dupre' Quigley's (pictured) latest album Claudio Monteverdi: Vespers of the Blessed Virgin 1610 put him atop of the iTunes classical charts -- when it was released in August -- and for a brief time the recording was even more popular in the iTunes all genre category than superstar Lady GaGa's "The Fame Monster." Quigley '00, is the founding artistic director of Seraphic Fire, a Miami-based ensemble of professional singers that performs a variety of choral works, including classical, contemporary, sacred and secular. Seraphic Fire teamed up with the Western Michigan University Chorale to record this album. Ironically, the Irish play Western Michigan University this Saturday in Notre Dame Stadium. After graduating from Notre Dame's Department of Music in 2000, Quigley went on to Yale to get his Master's in conducting -- before founding Seraphic Fire in 2002. Two years later, he became the youngest ever recipient of the Robert Shaw Fellowship, which the National Endowment for the Arts and Chorus America give to one promising early-career conductor each year. His Seraphic Fire is known for its high-quality and exciting performances of Baroque and new music. The group appeared with international pop star Shakira, singing the opening Gregorian-style chant on her platinum-selling album, “Oral Fixation 2.” Here's a few YouTube video links to Seraphic Fire's performances and an interview of Quigley by WLRN-TV in Miami -- THEY ARE GREAT -- A MUST WATCH!
LINK: AN INTERVIEW OF QUIGLEY AND SERAPHIC FIRE
LINK: SERPAHIC FIRE: Amazing Grace
LINK: SERAPHIC FIRE: Bach: Cantata 147 "Jesus Bleibet"
LINK: A SERAPHIC FIRE REHEARSAL
Posted by Jim Small at 7:01 AM