Music and Message

Supported by The Esther Drake and John Vincent Malmgren Endowment

Join us as Hendricks Chapel unites the Malmgren Concert Series and Dean’s Convocation into a new weekly series that features musical performances and spoken reflection from a diversity of religious and spiritual perspectives. These inclusive gatherings bridge campus and community and seek to spark inspiration, peace, and wellbeing for all.

All events in the series are free and open to the public. Programs take place on Sundays at 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Parking is complimentary. The Q1 lot will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) will be provided. For more information or to request accommodations, contact Hendricks Chapel at or call 315.443.2901.


Fall 2019 Schedule

September 8

Give Thanks and Be Well: Dean Brian Konkol and the chaplains share how gratitude can be grounding

Performances by Elaina Palada, Imri Leshed, Jessica Montgomery, Anne Laver, and the Hendricks Chapel Choir


September 15 – Concert

Hailed as “one of the grooviest bands to come out of Washington D.C.,” the Bumper Jacksons bring their joyful blend of bluegrass/swing/New Orleans/Americana to Hendricks Chapel. This concert also features a collaboration with the Hendricks Chapel Choir. All are welcome!

Please note: Parking for this event is complimentary. Irving Garage and Hillside lots will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Q1 lot will be designated for accessible parking.


September 22 – Concert

Organ and choral concert celebrating World Gratitude Day, performed by University Organist Anne Laver and the Hendricks Chapel Choir


September 29 – Concert

On the Edge of Silence: Ecstatic Utterances and Inspired Breath
Concert and multi-media performance by Ensemble Parallax, with Kathleen Roland-Silverstein
Pre-concert panel discussion at 3 p.m.
Presented in partnership with the Syracuse University Humanities Center


October 6

Making a Difference: Undergraduate research and creative work grant recipients reflect on their engagement with communities around the world.


October 13

Seasons of Love: Musical theatre showcase led by Syracuse Drama students


October 20

We Remember Them: Service and candlelight vigil in commemoration of the victims of Pan Am Flight 103, led by the 2019-20 Remembrance Scholars


October 27 – Concert

The award-winning Verona Quartet performs works by Ravel, Janáček, and Szymanowski


November 3 – Concert

Theodicy Jazz Collective and Hendricks Chapel Choir present a program of sacred jazz, including the Canterbury Jazz Mass


November 10

Identity and Spirituality: Presented by Alonzo Turner, winner of the 2019 UMECM Spiritual Writing Contest, and musical guest Victor Provost, a steel pan drummer


November 17 – Concert

Fall choral concert with a medley of student choirs, including the Hendricks Chapel Choir, Setnor Sonority, Crouse Chorale, and University Singers


Mark your calendars now for these special concerts coming in Spring 2020:

February 23

Akropolis Wind Quintet


March 8  

American Spiritual Ensemble
Presented in partnership with the Syracuse University Humanities Center