The Opus Prize is a $1 million award bestowed upon a faith-based organization engaged in some of the most profound and direly needed charity work around the world.
Given those variables, Creighton University, which hosts the 2016 Opus Prize ceremony on Nov. 17 at the Holland Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Omaha, has turned to faculty and students in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts to set an appropriate mood for the prize, the finalists and the causes they represent.
To that end, the Creighton Symphony Orchestra will play the triumphant “Academic Festival Overture” from Johannes Brahms to open the ceremony and Robert Jager’s “Esprit de Corps” march for the recessional. The University’s Chamber Choir will punctuate the introductions of the nominees with two traditional American folk pieces that nod to Creighton’s theme for the event: “Restoring Hope, Lighting the Way Home”: “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” and “Poor Wayfaring Stranger,” the latter of which will serve as the music for a dance piece by the Creighton Dance Company. Continue reading the full story.