Alumni Able to Get In Tune During Homecoming

As you prepare for homecoming at Loras, you have an idea of what you definitely want to do when back on campus.

Football tailgate…check.

Alumni panels…check.


Sing with the Loras choir…what?

Alumni will have the opportunity to sing with the Loras choir at 10 a.m. mass on Sunday. They will be singing two pieces of music: “Jesus Christ the Apple Tree” by Elizabeth Poston and “Adoramus Te, Christe” by Théodore Dubois. The latter is the piece that Loras choir members—past and present—sing every year.

Alumni are invited to join the choir for rehearsal at 8:45am on Sunday morning at Christ the King Chapel. Jeremiah Crawly, DMA, director of choral and vocal activities, will take all singers through the two choral pieces and Michael Bagby, DMA, coordinator of liturgy and music, will lead rehearsal on the service music.

“I think that singing for Homecoming is great for alumni and current students alike,” Dr. Crawley said. “It’s a nice reminder that the Loras experience doesn’t end at graduation. There’s a place in the Loras choirs for Duhawks of all ages, and we love to see alumni return to enjoy the music.”

Singing with the choir is not the only musical experience planned for the weekend.

On Friday night, DuBrew will feature a performance by Duhawkapella alumni. The acapella group will take show off their vocal prowess during the annual event at the Fieldhouse. DuBrew runs from 8-11 p.m.

In addition, musically inclined alumni can show off their talents at DuJam on Saturday night. Duhawks are welcome to take the stage and perform for fellow alumni and current students in a musical showcase. DuJam will be kick off at 9 p.m. at Smokestack in Dubuque.

For a full list of homecoming events, both musical and otherwise, visit