What's Happening


person playing a fiddle with sheet music in the background

July 7, 2023, Adrian, Michigan – Brother Al Mascia, OFM, a Franciscan Friar, performs a one-man musical, More Love than Skill: A Saint and his Fiddle, at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 20, 2023, in the auditorium of the Weber Retreat and Conference Center. 

More Love than Skill portrays the life of Blessed Solanus Casey, OFM Cap (1870-1957), who demonstrated his love for God and for people dealing with poverty in his work at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, begun in 1929. He was beatified in November 2017 at Ford Field in Detroit, one step away from canonization as a saint.

Brother Al, a professional song writer and musician, will tell Solanus Casey’s story through original music, as well as fiddle tunes that Casey would have known and played on his violin.

The performance is open to the public and free of charge, but goodwill donations are welcome. Registration is not needed. For more information, call Weber Center at 517-266-4000.

Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, Adrian, Michigan. Traveling east on Siena Heights Drive, pass the Adrian Rea Literacy Center and turn left just before the solar panel-covered parking lot. Follow the signs to Weber Center. 

SHU Chamber singers at previous concert

By Madelyn Birmingham - Content Writer, Siena Heights University

November 28, 2022, Adrian, Michigan – The Siena Heights University Department of Music returns to Holy Rosary Chapel on the Motherhouse Campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters for the annual Service of Lessons and Carols at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, December 4, 2022. 

The traditional Festival of Lessons and Carols is a Christian service of Scripture and song that dates to the late 19th century. Included are nine Scripture lessons, each followed by a carol or other song that reflects the lesson’s message, as well as a brief prayer. 

“This has become a powerful tradition in the Adrian community each year,” said Kelly Ford, Director of Choirs. “Our attendance grows each year, and we now have a packed house to join in our singing and prayer. It’s a perfect way to start your holiday season!”

The service includes University Chorale, Chamber Singers, and members of the Siena Heights University Brass Ensemble. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and the concert will last approximately one hour. Masks are required.

For more information, contact Shelley Holly at 517-264-7890 or through facebook.com/shuchoir.

Siena Heights University is a Catholic university founded and sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. A coeducational North Central accredited institution founded in the liberal arts tradition, the university is headquartered in Adrian, Michigan, with degree completion centers throughout the state.




Search News Articles

Recent Posts

Read More »