Join us for a night of ghoulish cocktails while you enjoy a staged play reading of one of Noel Coward’s best-remembered and oft-revived 1941 situation comedy.
When socialite and novelist Charles Condomine invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance hoping to gather material for his next book, his dinner party takes a spirited turn when his jealous dead wife appears in ghostly form!
Presented by St. Mary’s High School, this staged play reading of Noel Coward’s hilarious and spooky comedy will no doubt leave you howling with laughter.
Cocktails start at 6 pm, the show begins at 7 pm!
Sounds of the Cathedrals
Solis Camerata (Choir of the Sun)
Dr. Kira Zeeman Rugen, Artistic Director
Presented by Catholic Phoenix
Join Catholic Phoenix as it presents its Fifth Annual Sacred Music concert, featuring Solis Camerata.
Take a musical tour around the great European cathedrals, whose structures stood central to the creative genius of renowned medieval and Renaissance composers.
Begin with a perilous journey by ship to England, where William Byrd labored at the Chapel Royal and Canterbury Cathedral for Queen Elizabeth, yet secretly composed music aligning with his deep convictions as a Roman Catholic.
Voyage across the channel to Notre Dame Cathedral, where medieval composers planted the seeds for polyphonic chant and the development of modern musical notation. Additionally, encounter Notre Dame’s Mauchaut, who composed the first polyphonic mass conceived as a single work.
Travel on a Venetian gondola to St. Marks Cathedral to hear music by Gabrieli, whose works were the first to exhibit dynamic marks and divided choirs. Then journey southward to Rome for Allegri’s haunting Miserere Dei, whose composition became so favored at the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel that it could only be performed at certain services, with transcription of the score punishable by death. Then discover how Palestrina’s work at the Sistine Chapel saved polyphony from extinction by proving to the Council of Trent that the words of the mass could be understood clearly when sung.
Join us for these compositions, destinations, and more, as you experience a remarkable aural journey through the Sounds of the Cathedrals.
Great Food, Great Drink, Great Conversation
Building community in pursuit of intellectual, aesthetic, and moral engagement has always been at the heart of Catholic Phoenix’s mission. So, we are really excited to announce this new offering.
Theologians Anonymous will offer the unique opportunity to engage on some of the most fruitful and thought-provoking questions. And, in true Catholic Phoenix style, to do so surrounded by beauty, comfort, and delicious food and drink.
The idea is simple:
- A three-course meal held in a private room at the centrally located University Club of Phoenix.
- Available seats capped at 20.
- A single, controversial/confounding/exhilarating topic explored throughout the evening.
- Oh, and cigars and bourbon on the patio to cap the night off.
When: THURSDAY, APRIL 20TH STARTING AT 6PM
Where: The University Club of Phoenix – 39 E Monte Vista Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Price: $35 per person
This event’s Topic: What are the soteriological implications of finding sentient life in the universe? In other words, is Catholic Christology incompatible with ensouled alien life?
Seats will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Click here to reserve your spot.
And, if you have any questions, or have ideas for future topics, please reach out to us.