performing arts

CJ Performing Arts Presents: Picnic With the PoPS

The annual Picnic With the PoPS concert will be held at the CJ auditorium (due to weather).

This great evening of musical adventure and fun is open to the community and perfect for all ages:

  • 6:30 p.m. — Jazz Band performs
  • 7 p.m. — Concert begins

Guests will hear classic hits and mash-ups of favorite songs performed by the concert band and choirs, the string ensemble, Hands in Harmony, and acapella groups, Phoenix and Vega.

The CJ Spirit Shop will be open before and after the concert.

Past and Present A Cappella Members Perform at CJ

Performing without accompaniment, Eagles past and present have been taking to the big stage to showcase their talents.

Members of the school’s a cappella group, Vega, recently took part in the International Competition of High School A Cappella (ICHSA) semi-finals. The group qualified for this competition after placing second in the ICHSA quarterfinals. At the semi-final competition, Vega placed fourth and received an award for best choreography. Vega member Chloe Proffitt ‘21 also received an award for best soloist.

UD New Horizons Band and CJ Band to Perform Free Concert

The University of Dayton’s New Horizons Music program and the Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School Performing Arts department are presenting a concert on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. in the CJ auditorium. Admission is free to this event.

The concert will feature the two programs’ concert bands and the University of Dayton’s New Horizons’ Rising Stars Beginning Band. Music education students from the University of Dayton will also participate as conductors and performers. Thus, the concert body will range from ages 14-80’s.

CJ Performing Arts Presents: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

CJ’s Spring Musical Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella takes the stage March 8 and 9. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. (both days) and a 2 p.m. performance on Saturday. Guests are invited to meet the cast and crew in the cafeteria after the matinee performance. Younger students can have their program signed by their favorite characters and get a picture.

All tickets are $10.

Vega Takes the Stage at TedXYouth Dayton

Vega is celebrating recent successes as the a cappella group qualified for the Great Lakes region semi-finals of the International Championship of High School A Cappella (ICHSA) competition and was asked to perform at TedXYouth Dayton on Friday, March 1.

“The group has overcome a lot of challenges this year, but the students’ hard work has definitely paid off,” shared Vega director Maddie Brown Severance ‘13. As an alumna of Vega, she knows from first hand experience the time and dedication it takes to be a member of the a cappella group.

CJ Performing Arts Presents: Sounds of the Season

The entire family can get into the Christmas spirit when CJ Performing Arts Presents: Sounds of the Season, a Christmas Concert, on Thursday, December 13 at 7 p.m. The performance will take place in the newly renovated CJ auditorium.

Ensembles performing at the concert will include concert band, concert choir, liturgical choir, string ensemble, Hands in Harmony, a cappella groups Phoenix and Vega, and the Busted Box Improv Troupe. Performances will feature both sacred and secular music.

CJ Performing Arts Presents: "A Murder is Announced"

Students within the CJ performing arts community are buzzing with excitement for the showing of their mysterious play, A Murder is Announced, which takes the stage November 16-18. The play is about a murder that hasn’t taken place yet, but invitations to it as a “party” have been sent. When the murder truly happens, it’s up to the guests to figure out the murderer!

Chiamaka Ejinaka ‘21 is a production assistant of the play.

CJ Debuts Pro Artist Speaker Series

Four actors visited CJ as part of the school’s new initiative, the Pro Artist Speaker Series.

While all living in California for their careers, the actors were all in the Dayton area earlier this month for a family event. Liam Cronin and Kieran Cronin are the brothers of CJ drama and choir teacher, Caitlin Bennett. The Cronin brothers’ significant others, Angela Henderson and Stephanie Bignault, also came to speak with the students.

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