WINONA, Minn. — Two public student performances—a jazz concert and a choir and band performance—enhance Saint Mary’s University’s upcoming Family Weekend Sept. 30 through Oct. 1.

  • Saint Mary’s University’s Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo One launch another great season 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in Page Theatre. Under the direction of A. Eric Heukeshoven, students will honor jazz greats Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Mongo Santamaria with selections such as Manteca, In Walked Bud, Afro Blue, ‘Round Midnight, Salt Peanuts and many more. Saint Mary’s Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo 1 begin their semester-long celebration of these artists’ centennial birthdays as they kick off the swingin’ fall season. For more information, email
  • Saint Mary’s choirs and concert band join forces for a show 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 in Page Theatre. The first half of the concert features the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, performing works by Halsey Stevens, Stephen Chatman, Gabriel Fauré, and Claudio Monteverdi, among others. The 64-member concert choir and the 25-member Chamber Singersare directed by Dr. Patrick O’Shea. Following a brief intermission, the 65-member Concert Band will perform three selections that combine a variety of music styles beginning with Gustav Holst’s classic Second Suite in F Major, which includes March, Song Without Words: I’ll Love My Love, Song of the Blacksmith, and Fantasia on the Dargason. Next up will be Mahito Yokata’s Super Mario Galaxy Medley, as arranged by Gauthier Dupertuis. The performance will conclude with Christopher Tin’s Baba Yetu, as arranged by Douglas Wagner. The selection is designed to appeal to all age groups. The band is directed by Dr. Janet Heukeshoven and is open to Saint Mary’s students from all majors as well as advanced high school players and qualified community musicians. For information, email or

Tickets to both performances are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and are available at the Saint Mary’s Box Office, 507-457-1715, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays or online at Tickets are also available at the door.


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