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Photos: New England Opening Concert & Students vs. Tutors Trivial Pursuit

Photos: New England Opening Concert & Students vs. Tutors Trivial Pursuit

Posted: September 11, 2019

On Friday night Thomas Aquinas College, New England, hosted the inaugural concert of this year’s St. Vincent de Paul Lecture and Concert Series. Held in Olivia Music Hall, the concert featured the Madison String Quartet, which has played at Carnegie Hall  and in other premier venues world-over for 20 years. The New Jersey-based ensemble performed Mozart’s Quartet in G Major, K. 156; Vivaldi’s “Winter” from The Four Seasons; and Haydn’s Quartet Op. 20, #4. It then blessed the audience with an encore, Fuga con Pajarillo, an exciting piece by the South American Composer Aldemaro Romero.

The Madison String Quartet

Members of the College Community in Olivia Music Hall

Members of the College Community in Olivia Music Hall

After the concert students and members of the teaching faculty gathered in Gould Hall for refreshments and Trivial Pursuit, continuing a longstanding tradition  from the California campus. Despite a furious, late-game comeback  on the part of the tutors, the students emerged victorious.

Students v. Tutors Trivial Pursuit

Students v. Tutors Trivial Pursuit

Laura Berquist

“The education at Thomas Aquinas College makes men free, able to direct their own lives, and that of the community.”

– Laura Berquist (’75)

Founding Director of Mother of Divine Grace School; Author, Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum

“Thomas Aquinas College is lending a helpful hand to the Church to fulfill her mission. There is no doubt that this Christian environment that is nurtured here is the main cause why there have been so many responses to the call of God to the priesthood and to the consecrated life in the female and male students of your College.”

– Zenon Cardinal Grocholewski

Prefect Emeritus

Congregation for Catholic Education

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