The Saint Ignatius Christmas Concert is a time-honored tradition in our community. This event, in partnership with the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus, serves as a fundraiser to support tuition assistance for our current families.
While it simply was not possible to fill Severance Hall in 2020, we are pleased to return in 2021 to our traditional program, with some health and safety protocols outlined below.
The 36th Annual Saint Ignatius Christmas Concert raised more than $200,000 for tuition assistance. Thank you to all who help us ensure that a Saint Ignatius education remains accessible to our families.
Since 1985, the Christmas Concert has featured the presentation of our Magis Award, the school’s highest honor. St. Ignatius of Loyola called magis “the spirit of generous excellence.” This award recognizes those who exemplify this spirit in their commitment to Saint Ignatius High School. The 2020 Magis Award recipient is Patrice Campbell. Her ministry with skilled nursing care and assisted living care at EnnisCourt has touched, comforted and blessed countless lives. We are proud to honor her accomplishments and her exemplary devotion to the mission of Saint Ignatius. Patrice will receive the Magis Award at Severance Hall in 2021 during the 37th annual Christmas Concert.
2021 COVID HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS
The Cleveland Orchestra is committed to creating a safe and comfortable environment for its musicians, guests, audiences, staff, and volunteers. Proof of vaccination or negative PCR test must be presented when entering Severance Hall through one of the following methods:
- Touchless verification using the CLEAR App. (clearme.com)
- Showing original vaccination card or a photograph of it on a cellphone, along with a valid driver’s license or government issued photo ID.
- Alternatively, guests who cannot be vaccinated and (Children under the age of 12) may provide proof of a negative PCR test that has been completed within 72 hours of performance date (no earlier than Thursday 12/2).
Face Mask Requirement
Every guest, regardless of vaccination status, is required to wear a face covering at all times and in all areas of Severance Hall, including while seated during the performance. The only exception would be when actively eating or drinking. For more information, please visit: https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/attend/health-safety/
Magis Award Recipients
1985 Charles E. Spahr*
1986 The John C. Wasmer Family
1987 Murlan J. Murphy, Sr., ’36*
1988 Harold C. Schott*
1989 Hugh O'Neill ’40*
1990 Most Rev. Anthony M. Pilla
1991 Donald P. Traci ’44*
1992 The Edward F. Durkin Family
1993 The Victor F. Miller Family
1994 William R. Litzler ’59
1995 Anthony Rini*
1996 Dr. Theodore J.* & Jean Castele*
1997 The Charles J. Nock Family
1998 Rita & Peter A. Carfagna ’71
1999 Rev. Robert J. Welsh, S.J., ’54*
2000 Joseph D. Sullivan ’49
2001 Leo R. Reichard ’50
2002 Rev. John H. Kleinhenz, S.J., ’37*
2003 Carol & Charles A.* Rini, Sr.
2004 Thomas J. Pasko, Hon. ’96
2005 Gerald F.* & Susanne
2006 Rev. Kenneth A. Styles, S.J.
2007 Nancy & Chuck Geschke ’56*
2008 James E. Skerl ’74*
2009 Mary Jane & Jack* Breen
2010 Rev. Lawrence M. Ober, S.J.
2011 Brittan & Fred DiSanto ’80
2012 Charles M. Kyle ’69
2013 Loyola Society Mothers’ Club
2014 Barbara & John Rade ’53
2015 Rev. Bernard Streicher, S.J.* and Rev. Francis Canfield, S.J.
2016 The George R. Blaha '57 Family
2017 Arthur L. Thomas and Richard D. Fujimoto '66
2018 Janet E. & Jeffrey T. Leitch '71
2019 William Kelley '62
2020 Patrice Campbell