Karen Schneider Kirner will perform in the Ancilla Domini Chapel

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

liturgical musician, Karen Schneider Kirner

Karen Schneider Kirner will perform in the Ancilla Domini Chapel at the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Ministry Center on Sunday September 9, 2012. The free concert will begin at 4:00 p.m. EDT.

Karen Schneider Kirner is on the staff of Campus Ministry, University of Notre Dame, as a liturgical musician. She directs the Notre Dame Celebration and Handbell Choirs and serves as Associate Director/Accompanist of the Notre Dame Folk Choir. She is also an assistant organist at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

She received her undergraduate degree in organ from Ball State University, with minors in piano performance/church music.  She also holds a Master of Music degree in Organ and a Masters in Art and Religion from Yale University, through the Institute of Sacred Music. Post-graduate study, Ms. Kirner attended the Hochschüle für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, Austria, where she studied voice, piano, organ, choral conducting and continuo playing. 

Ms. Kirner has served as a full-time church musician in New York and Ohio. She is a published composer of choral and handbell music through World Library Publications of Chicago. Ms. Kirner resides in South Bend, Indiana with husband Scott, 9-year old twins Emma and Claire, and 6-year old Joseph.

The program with music largely from the Romantic era, will include works by Karen Schneider Kirner, Joseph Jongen, Edvard Grieg, Searle Wright, André Fleury, David Johnson, Eugene Gigout, Maurice Duruflé, and Marcel Dupré.

All are invited to a light reception in Cana Hall following the recital.