Notre Dame shares a connection with the five-time Oscar nominated film “Lady Bird,” as it features a song by the Notre Dame Folk Choir at the end of the movie.“Lady Bird” — which depicts the coming-of-age story of a girl as she attends a Catholic high school, fills out college applications, experiences her first love and navigates a tumultuous relationship with her mother — utilizes the song by the Folk Choir during a crucial point in the main character’s journey, choir director Karen Schneider-Kirner said.“The song is featured at the very end of the movie, when the lead character, played by actress Saoirse Ronan, has an awakening moment and realizes the gift of her family and mother in particular,” Schneider-Kirner said in an email.The song, Schneider-Kirner said, is “Rosa mystica,” a song from the Folk Choir’s 1996 album, “Prophets of Joy.” She said Trappist monk Fr. Chrysogynus Waddell composed the song as a hymn to Mary “with a text dating back to the 16th century.”Senior and choir president William Maher said part of the reason the scene in which the song plays is poignant is because the lyrics to “Rosa mystica” parallel the stage Ronan’s character has reached in her life.“The song, the lyrics themselves talk about changing and the transformation that happens when you accept Christ into your life,” Maher said. “Everything about it was just perfect.”Maher said “Rosa mystica” had a particularly significant meaning to the Folk Choir even before it appeared in “Lady Bird.”“It is definitely a song that we love to sing; it is something that we find really special as well,” he said. “When we are all together at our tours or social gatherings, we sing this song, and it was really special to see and hear that in the context of the movie.”Because the song holds such deep meaning for the choir, Schneider-Kirner said it was important for her and the rest of the choir to hear the song featured at what they believe is a pivotal moment in the film.“A large group of us went to see the film at [the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center] this past Saturday night,” she said, “It was a tear-jerker moment when I heard the song during the movie, as I’ve often directed that piece through the years during my [20-plus] years of association with this choir, and I knew the composer, who is now deceased.”Maher said it is unclear exactly how the production team of “Lady Bird” chose “Rosa mystica” to be in the movie, but he believes the piece must have touched them the way it touches the members of the Folk Choir.“We were just lucky in that we had this piece that we have been singing for decades now that they found to be appropriate,” Maher said.Schneider-Kirner said she is nearly certain there is some kind of Notre Dame connection within the production team of the movie. Either way, however, Schneider-Kirner said she is proud the Folk Choir could contribute to the film in this way.“The most rewarding part of this experience is being able to share this piece that we have long known and loved, appropriately dedicated to Our Lady, with a worldwide audience,” she said. “This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our choir.”Tags: coming-of-age, Film, Lady Bird, Music, Notre Dame folk choir
Cricket News Amit Bhandari, former India cricketer and Delhi selector gets thrashed with hockey sticks in U23 selection trial
highlights “I was having my meal along with a colleague inside the tent and Bhandari along with other selectors and senior team coach Mithun Manhas was watching the probables play a trial match. A couple of men first came and went up to Bhandari. There were heated exchanges between Bhandari and the two men. They left and before we could gather our thoughts, suddenly some 15 men armed with hockey sticks, rods and cycle chains came charging,” Saini said.“When the other boys attending the trials along with us rushed to save Bhandari, they started threatening us and one of them said, “Don’t get into this or else we will shoot you. They hit Bhandari with hockey sticks and rods and he sustained head injury,” the former Delhi seamer added.Bhandari made his debut for India during the 2000 Asia Cup against Pakistan in Dhaka but had a forgettable debut, conceding 75 runs off 10 overs but he took the wickets of Abdul Razzaq and Wasim Akram. After a gap of four years, Bhandari was selected for the VB tri-series encounter against Zimbabwe at the WACA, Perth and he responded with 3/31 in 7.4 overs. The right-arm pacer did not play any games afterwards but he contributed in a big way in the domestic circuit.Bhandari took 314 wickets in 95 First Class games in a career which started in 1997/98. In the 2000/01 season, Bhandari took 30 wickets which was his best-haul in a single edition. After he was dropped from the Delhi Ranji team in 2008, he continued to play competitive cricket until 2014.When the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee was appointed to set in a motion the process of picking a new selection committee, Bhandari was in the list in the new selection panel. Former Test cricketer Vivek Razdan headed the men’s selection panel and a total of 22 candidates, including Bhaskar Pillai, Ashish Kapoor, Bhandari, Hitesh Sharma, Kuldeep Rawat and Vijay Dahiya were interviewed by the men’s selection panel. Amit Bhandari played two ODIs for India in 2000 and 2004.Bhandari was dropped from the Delhi team in 2008.Bhandari retired at the age of 32. New Delhi: Amit Bhandari, who played for India in the VB tri-series of 2004 and is currently the selector of the Delhi team, was badly beaten up allegedly by goons during the under-23 selection trials that were held at the St Stephens ground in New Delhi on Monday. Bhandari was accompanied by co-selector Sukhvinder Singh. According to various reports on social media, Bhandari was attacked by henchman of the under-23 player who was not picked. Rajat Sharma, who is the president of the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association, rushed to meet Bhandari. Sharma spoke to the Delhi Police Commissioner, Amulya Patnaik and was assured of strict action.This is not the first time such an incident had taken place in Delhi Cricket. Not long ago the junior selectors had a gun pointed at him for not favouring a cricketer for Delhi’s U-16 team. Delhi’s first game in the U-23 knockout tournament is against Maharashtra on Wednesday.“We are trying to procure all details of the incident. As far as I have come to know, it is regarding one disgruntled player, who didn’t make it to the probables list for the National U-23 tournament. The SHO from the local police station has reached the Stephen’s ground and I have personally spoken to the Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik. The guilty will not go unpunished. I promise exemplary action against whoever is found involved in this misdeed. We will register an FIR,” Sharma said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.