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 with more than 2,000 families to enjoy a traditional performance, we were happy to present a virtual homegrown performance for our community to enjoy in the comfort of their own homes.
The 36th Annual Saint Ignatius Christmas Concert raised more than $200,000 for tuition assistance. Thanks to all who helped make this event a success. Nearly 1,000 viewers tuned in from five countries and 30 different states for this one-of-a-kind celebration.
It took a lot of people to plan, organize and execute this year's concert. We are so grateful to all of our performers, our production team at North Water Productions, the staff at The Breen Center, the Advancement Department and our chairs Laura & Gerry Ramella. A very special thank you goes to our hosts for the evening, retired faculty members and 2017 Magis Award
recipients Art Thomas and Richard Fujimoto '66. Their charm and poise helped anchor the evening's performances perfectly.
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 Ennis Court 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.
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