Register NOW for the DAMEANS 50th Year Reunion Concert!

SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM     (Doors open at 2:15pm)

Ursuline Academy Auditorium, 2635 State Street

The Auditorium is at the corner of State Street and Willow Street in New Orleans.

The Dameans were a group of Catholic musicians who rose to prominence in the folk music era of the 1970s. They began as seminarians at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana. The group formed in 1968.  The Dameans composed, performed and recorded several albums of Catholic liturgical music.  Their music continues to be published in various hymn books.  The original members were Darryl Ducote, Mike Balhoff, Dave Baker, Paul "Buddy" Ceasar, and Gary Ault.  In 1971 Dave left the Dameans and in 1978 Gary Daigle joined the group. Join these musicians on June 3rd as they celebrate their 50th Reunion in a concert at Ursulines Auditorium.

The cost is $30 per person. All seating is general admission (no reserved seats).

Make plans to be a part of this wonderful afternoon of celebration in song. 

All proceeds will benefit the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center.

This is a ticketless event. You are encouraged to register at the link below.  If you should purchase more than one admission, you are not required to provide detail on any of your guests.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or you may call Kim Gandolfi at (504) 267-9600.


Click here for the 2017-18 Program and Retreat Schedule.

For more information call (504) 267-9604 or email

Retreat Center FacadeOur Mission:

  • To provide a welcoming place for people of all Christian traditions, and an environment where all can explore their relationships with God and draw closer to Him.
  • To offer retreat opportunities for women and their families, and a venue where everyone who comes, can “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
  • To nurture the people of God in mind and spirit.








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