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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

Rev. Fr. Mark Bachmann

“What we learned about God in the curriculum — St. Augustine, the way he spoke about God, and St. Thomas’ treatise in the beginning of the Summa Theologica — really set me toward my vocation.”

– Rev. Fr. Mark Bachmann, O.S.B. (’82)

Co-founder and Subprior, Annunciation Monastery of Clear Creek

“I am grateful to Thomas Aquinas College for educating new leaders for our Church, leaders who are grounded in their personal relationship and commitment to Jesus Christ.”

– Most. Rev. George Niederauer

Archbishop Emeritus of San Francisco

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