Pius XI Choirs featured on My Sunday Mass
For the next 3 Sundays, March 3, March 10 and March 17, the Pius XI Choirs will be featured on the nationally broadcast "My Sunday Mass" through Heart of the Nation. Greater Milwaukee residents can tune in to watch the masses every Sunday on WITI TV 6 at 5:30 AM or WCGV TV 24 at 9:00 AM. You can also see the masses streamed on the Heart of the Nation website ; http://www.heartofthenation.org/
Pius XI presents A Tribute to Paula Foley Tillen
This Saturday, March 2nd, at 7:00 PM in the Fr. Robert V. Carney Performing Arts Center at Pius XI, the Pius XI Choirs will be presenting a joint concert with the Milwaukee Choral Artists paying tribute to our resident composer and 15 year adjunct faculty member, Paula Foley Tillen. This concert will be an evening of Tillen's compositions, presented by the MCA, Concert Choir, Advanced Treble Choir and Madrigals, and will feature a WORLD PREMIERE of her newest piece "Song of the Water" written for MCA and Concert Choir. Tickets and more information may be found at: http://www.piuspac.org/?page_id=60
Miss Saigon - only three shows left!
We had a great opening weekend for Miss Saigon and have been getting rave reviews for the show. If you came last weekend, thank you! Don't forget to tell everyone you know that they shouldn't miss it.
You may have caught us on Real Milwaukee with Tony Clark last Thursday. Click Here if you missed that segment.
Now for a limited quantity of tickets in the Right and Left Sections of the theater, we're offering a special discount of $5 OFF per ticket! Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you know of who might like to see the show but hasn't gotten their tickets yet.
Call Now 414-290-0204 or Click Below and use Coupon Code "MS2"
Nov 9/12 to Nov 18/12 Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, Lyrics by Alain Boublil and Richard Maltby Jr., Directed by Kevin Schwartz. • All Ticket Sales Are Final. • Swing cast featuring Amelia Acompanado, Jack Klingbeil, James Lieven, Sam Skogstad and Lauren Smrz performing Sunday 11/11 and Saturday 11/17.
Don't miss this great alumni event! Click here to get a sneak preview of the featured artists!
Pius XI High School and Present Music present Buffalo Nation (Bison bison)
Buffalo Nation (Bison bison) is a piece of theatrical music created by composer and Milwaukee native, Jerome Kitzke and librettist, Kathleen Masterson. Through music and text the work will illuminate the huge, varied, and largely unsung story of the American Bison from pre-history to present time, including the herd’s late 19th century decimation. This story, which is simultaneously tragic and redemptive, ecological and social, was inspired from historical records, contemporary ecological writings, contemporary fiction, aural histories of the Great Plains Indian Nations, and from imagination.
A solo singer, actors, sound effects chorus, and instrumentalists will bring their voices to bear in representing not only the human characters, but the bison as well. According to Kitzke and Masterson, “As American creative artists, we have always been acutely aware of the non-static quality of history, and that the way we now live on this land is directly connected to the way we historically came to live on it. This piece will reflect that belief, and though the story it tells is an emotionally difficult one, it will, we believe, be one of redemption as well.”
Performed by Present Music, PIUS XI High School Choir, Norman Moses, Joel Kopischke, Alison Mary Forbes, Lisa Golda, and Kurt Ollmann.
Visit the Present Music website for more information by clicking here!
PICK YOUR FUN NIGHT
Friday, March 30, 2012
7PM - 9PM
Attention 5th, 6th and 7th graders!
Join us at Pius XI High School Fieldhouse for a night of supervised fun and games!
Friday, March 30, 2012
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m
(Pick-up time: 8:30 p.m - 9:00 p.m)
Click here for your permission slip to Pick Your Fun Night!
Phantom of the Opera
The Pius XI Performing Arts Department proudly presents Phantom of the Opera.
April 19-22, 2012
Show times: Thurs, Friday, Saturday (7:00 PM) and Sunday (2:00 PM)
Ticket prices $12-$35 depending upon section choice
Call the Pius XI Bookstore for tickets at 414-290-8151
Click here to view a Pabst Theater Seating Chart
Click here to view promotional poster!
The Phantom of the Opera features music by Andrew Lloyd Weber and is based on the classic novel by Gaston Leroux. It tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command. Its sensational score includes "Think of Me," "Angel of Music," "Music of the Night," "All I Ask of You," "Masquerade" and the title song.
The winner of seven 1988 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, The Phantom of the Opera has been seen by over 100 million people in 144 cities in 27 countries. On January 9, 2006, it became the longest-running show in Broadway history. The musical celebrated an unprecedented milestone on January 26, 2008, when it reached its twentieth anniversary on Broadway. It is currently in its 23rd year at Broadways Majestic Theatre, and in its 24th year at London's Her Majesty Theatre, both of which continue to play with no end in sight. The original London and Broadway productions are produced by The Really Useful Theatre Company Ltd. and Cameron Mackintosh and are directed by theatre legend Harold Prince.
On the Verge
The Pius XI Performing Arts Department proudly presents On the Verge.
Brave, willing and yearning to see it all, three women explorers begin their trek to Terra Incognita
in 1888, only to discover they are adrift in time. Eric Overmyer crafts a linguistic labyrinth for his
heroines as they navigate through uncharted territory populated with pop culture and possibility.
Directed by Peter Reeves.
Pius XI Black Box Theater
March 8 – 10, 2012 (7:00 PM)
March 11, 2012 (2:00 PM)
Tickets: $12/Adult, $6/Student and Senior
Call the bookstore for tickets 414-290-8151
Click here to view On the Verge poster!
You're Invited on the Orient Express!
Ladies Luncheon featuring the Mother - Daughter Fashion Show
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Italian Conference Center (631 East Chicago Street)
For more information including a registration form, click here!
ACT Prep Seminar offered!
The ACT might easily be the most important test you take in high school.
Pius XI is offering a one-day ACT prep seminar that can help enormously in how well you do on the ACT. The seminar is offered to SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS and will be held at Pius XI High School.
Seminar fee is $50.
Monday, March 26, 2012
8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Contact the COUNSELING DEPARTMENT for registration forms.
For more information contact Mr. Doherty at 290-8143.
Bring a bag lunch and snacks! (The lunch break is brief and students are not allowed off property.)
Shop Barnes and Noble and help Pius XI
Saturday, Dec. 10
Barnes and Noble - Brookfield Square
Live Music and Entertainment by Pius XI Performing Arts from Noon to 4 p.m.
Have your purchases gifted wrapped by Pius XI Parents and Students from noon to 6 p.m.
Can't make it to Brookfield Square?
Visit BN.COM/bookfairs to support Pius XI online from 12-10-11 to 12-15-11.
Enter Bookfair ID 10589679 at checkout to have a percentage of your purchase benefit the school.
Pius XI High School to Perform Special Holiday Concert at Cathedral
Pius XI High School invites the public to Sing We Now of Christmas, a special night of Christmas music at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, located at 812 North Jackson Street in downtown Milwaukee.
On Friday, December 16, students from Pius XI’s performing arts department – along with guests from the Vocal Arts Academy and the Pius Academy Children’s Choir – will perform a medley of traditional Christmas carols and hymns made famous by the Harry Simeone Chorale. Simeone is best known for arranging the famous Christmas song, "The Little Drummer Boy” along with other traditional classics. The performance begins at 7 p.m.
Tickets for Sing We Now of Christmas are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Advanced tickets are on sale now by calling (414) 290-8151
Performing Arts Winter Gala scheduled
It’s an exciting time for performing arts at Pius XI – after many years, construction for the Father Robert Carney Performing Arts Center is underway and we are close to having a beautiful new home for the arts.
We invite you to help us celebrate the performing arts at Pius XI at the Performing Arts Winter Gala, a fundraising event to benefit Student Productions. The evening will feature entertainment, a reception and a silent auction held at the Sunset Playhouse on January 7 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. This gala will financially support the many concerts, plays, musicals and other events involving the performing arts.
In addition to your attendance we are seeking auction donations with a fine arts theme. We are interested in artwork including paintings, glassworks, pottery, fiber arts, photography and jewelry. Tickets for performing arts events, especially tickets for theater or musical theater productions are popular auction items.
For more information, please visit us online at www.piusxi.org/performingarts, or contact Patrick Schley ’06 at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Prospective Families: Upcoming Events!
Are you interested in learning more about Pius XI and all we have to offer your child? Click here for a schedule of opportunities coming in the 2011-2012 School Year. Also visit the Prospective Families/Admissions section of the website for our timeline and other important information.