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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

Caroline Johnson, M.D. (’97)

“The diverse and in-depth education I received at Thomas Aquinas College was extremely valuable, first and foremost, for my soul; but it also proved to be more beneficial for my vocation as a physician than all the ‘hard sciences’ combined, perfectly blending the practical with the philosophical, and allowing me to see Christ in all whom I treat.”

– Caroline Johnson, M.D. (’97)

Internal Medicine Hospitalist

“Thomas Aquinas College is one of the premiere liberal arts colleges in the country and the pride and joy of the Santa Barbara Pastoral Region.”

– Most Rev. Robert E. Barron

Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles

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