This year, the Bellarmine Schola Cantorum's annual Christmas music video is a foul one full of gunk.
After two years of recording traditional Christmas carols, the group - part of Bellarmine's music department - decided to produce a version of "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch."
The song was originally written by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel and composed by Albert Hague for the 1966 cartoon "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." Bellarmine's version features a costumed Grinch stealing items across campus.
"The Schola spends an enormous amount of time singing 'serious music' and performing for official functions on- and off-campus," said Dr. Timothy Glasscock, the music department's chair. "Every now and then, you have to get up to some serious mischief. 'Grinch' was our chance to show everyone how totally not uptight Bellarmine's music department really is!"
In 2016, the Bellarmine Schola Cantorum performed "The Holly and the Ivy."Last year, they performed "In Dulci Jubilo."
The video features appearances by trolley driver Sharon Oster, students Jessica Marcum, Haley Tinsley and Ryan Ward, and Dr. Susan M. Donovan, Bellarmine's president. The video was produced by Theresa Carpenter Beames and John Paul Johnson.
In addition to starring in the holiday video, students and faculty from the music department have performed at numerous holiday events, including Bellarmine's inaugural Lessons and Carols service in Our Lady of the Woods Chapel, a six-hands piano extravaganza, jazz concerts, the Louisville Civic Orchestra's holiday concert and an annual holiday choral event at St. James Catholic Church.