Song by Notre Dame Folk Choir featured in ‘Lady Bird’

first_imgNotre 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 choirlast_img read more

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IPL 2020 start date tentatively decided; Mumbai Indians likely to be involved!

first_imgImage Courtesy: IPL/BCCIAdvertisement b39o7eNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2ljg6Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ecvsx( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 85fWould you ever consider trying this?😱4fp5Can your students do this? 🌚i1zd3Roller skating! Powered by Firework The year of 2020 is approaching, and in the Indian cricketing scene, a new years means a new season of the long running Indian Premier League. From its inauguration in 2008, the league has grown to be the biggest Indian sports tournament, with an astounding 462 million viewers in the 2019 season. In 2020, the 13th season of IPL is announced, and the first match will be held on 29th March, at the Wankhede stadium, where the defending champions Mumbai Indians will be taking on Delhi Capitals.Advertisement Image Courtesy: IPL/BCCIThe inaugural date and the first fixture were confirmed by a Delhi Capitals official. “I am told that the 2020 edition of the IPL will start on March 29 at Wankhede,” the official spoke to IANS.However, if March 29th is fixed as the final date of the opening match, this will have clash with the two series that will be ongoing in the month of March.Advertisement Sri Lanka is hosting England in their test series that will start on March 19th, and the second test is scheduled till 31st Match.In addition to that, Australia will be touring New Zealand for their 3 day T20 series, starting on 24th March, and will end on 29th, the opening day of IPL 2020.Advertisement Thsi means, the cricketers from the four countries will be out on international duties, and are likely to miss out in the first few games.However, a spokesperson from one of the franchise added that regarding the international series, the Governing body of IPL may reschedule the opening day to the usual 1st of April, as the previous editions of the tournaments used to start around that day.Speaking to IANS, the official said: “See, while the Australia New Zealand series ends with the final T20I being played on March 29, the second Test of the series between England and Sri Lanka technically ends only on March 31.”While it is expected that the 2020 IPL season will overlap the previous record number of viewers, the absence of eminent players in the lineup may turn out to be counter productive.He continued- “In such a scenario, you start the season minus your big players and that isn’t a happy occasion. If we do start from April 1, the scenario looks so much better. Hopefully, the IPL GC will see what we are speaking about makes for a consideration.”Also read-IPL 2020 auction set for December in Kolkata; each franchise allotted Rs 85 crore!Ravi Shastri: MS Dhoni’s future depends on how he does in IPL Advertisementlast_img read more

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