Notre Dame Liturgical Choir

People

Directors

Andrew McShane
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Lead Director

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is the Director of Music at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame and Director of the Notre Dame Liturgical Choir. Andrew earned the Bachelor of Music degree in Church Music at Wayne State University in Detroit as a student of Ray Ferguson. At the University of Notre Dame he earned the Master of Music degree in Organ Performance and Literature as a student of Craig Cramer and Gail Walton. Andrew completed his education at the Northwestern University School of Music earning the Doctor of Music degree in Organ and Church Music.
Jonathan Hehn
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Assistant Director

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(OSL) is a musician and liturgist currently serving as Assistant Director of the Liturgical Choir at the University of Notre Dame. He is a brother in the Order of Saint Luke and holds degrees in music (BM, DM) from the Florida State University and theology (MSM) from the University Notre Dame. Jonathan has studied organ with Michael Corzine and Craig Cramer. He also holds the Choirmaster certificate of the American Guild of Organists and has studied choral conducting with Kevin Fenton, Nancy Menk, and Andre Thomas. Additional time was spent at the Universit├Ąt Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. As a recitalist, Jonathan appears frequently both as a soloist and chamber musician, having performed in Austria and across the United States. He has won prizes in both regional and national competitions in organ performance. An active scholar as well, Jonathan has presented in the area of sacred music and liturgy and both national and international conferences, and his written work has appeared in The American Organist, The Hymn, These Days, Call to Worship, and other print and online periodicals. The Hymn Society awarded him a Lovelace Scholarship in 2011 and 2014, and the Emerging Scholars Award in 2012. He currently edits Sacramental Life, a quarterly magazine published by the Order of Saint Luke. Jonathan was the founder and long time director of the Tallahassee Sacred Music Conference. He is currently a candidate for rostered ministry in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He resides in South Bend, Indiana with his wife, three children, and dog.

Graduate Students

Maggie Werth
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MSM

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Maggie is a first-year Masters organ student in the Sacred Music program at Notre Dame. She holds a BM in Organ Performance and Church Music from the University of Kansas, where she graduated in 2020. Maggie hails from Topeka, Kansas, where she enjoys singing and playing with the Most Pure Heart of Mary Schola Cantorum while on academic breaks. She is delighted to work with the Notre Dame Liturgical Choir as they revel in the joy and beauty of singing unending praise to God!
Christian Copeley
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MSM

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Christian is a second-year graduate student at Notre Dame pursuing a master's degree in Sacred Music. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Graphic Design from Assumption University where he served as the organ scholar. During the summer Christian plays for Masses at his home parish, Christ the King, in Concord, New Hampshire, and he feels blessed to have the opportunity to work with the Liturgical Choir this year.

Officers

Drew Obert
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President

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Drew is a senior living in Dunne Hall studying Sociology and Economics. He is originally from North Little Rock, Arkansas, sings Baritone, and is excited to sing in his fourth year with the choir.
Savannah Anez
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Vice President

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Maggie Laurence
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Secretary (Fall)

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Maggie is a junior currently living in McGlinn Hall but originally from Minocqua, Wisconsin. She has a double major in Mathematics and Film, Television, and Theatre. She loves Stroope and being an honorary member of Tenor Twosdays!
Evan McKenna
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Secretary (Spring)

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Evan McKenna is a junior from Tennessee living in Keenan Hall, with a double major in English and Psychology. He enjoys running, reading, writing, and, most of all, singing with the Liturgical Choir.
Jack Consolie
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Tour Director

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Elizabeth Hentges
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Treasurer

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Kieran Emmons
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Business Manager

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Katie Hyry
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Alumni Relations

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Katie is a senior living in Pasquerilla East Hall studying Mathematics and Vocal Performance with a minor in Theology.
Lauren Rymsza
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Webmaster

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Lauren is a junior studying Electrical Engineering. She lives in McGlinn Hall, and loves keeping the world up to date on all things Lit Choir!
Heather Christman
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Liturgical Commissioner

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Heather is a senior from Minnesota living in Pasquerilla West Hall (peace, love, dub!) and is studying Theology and Music with a minor in Education, Schooling, and Society.

Alumni

The Liturgical Choir and its predecessor the Chapel Choir have served the Notre Dame community since 1973. Countless men and women have taken part in the Choir's ministry of enhancing prayer through song, using their voices to praise the Glory of God. As a choir, we sing together, bringing many voices into one full, melodic prayer; and while praying together, we have formed a family that spans over thirty-five years. The University maintains contact information for all Liturgical Choir alumni. To connect with fellow Liturgical Choir alumni, follow the following steps.

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audiotrack Perform a search by clicking on "Directory Advanced Search" in the left-hand navigation bar. You can search for alumni by Contact Information, Employment Information, Family Information, Notre Dame Information, or Other Information.

audiotrack In order to search for all Liturgical Choir alumni, click on "Notre Dame Information" and then select "Music-Liturgical Choir member" from the drop-down menu next to "Student Activity."

audiotrack To narrow the search, add in other search terms such as first/last name or class year.

audiotrack Ensure that your Irish Online profile is up to date so that other alumni will be able to contact you!

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If you have any questions or concerns regarding alumni matters, send an e-mail to cstaneck@nd.edu. If you are an alumnus and would like to request a subscription the Alumni Newsletter, click the button below, and enter your relevant information.
Also, we are planning a reunion for the Spring of 2020! We are still unsure of the month we will hold it and would love to hear your availability. If you would be interested in attending, please add your contact information to the form attached to the reunion link.