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Friday, December 6th at 5:00 & 7:30 P.M.
St Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church
1424 N Dearborn St.
Giacomo Puccini: Magnificat in D
Sunday, December 8, 2013 10:00 a.m. (Sunday Morning Service)
Edgebrook Community Church, UCC
6736 North Loleta Avenue, Chicago (773.763.1522)
The Edgebrook Choir, under the direction of Alan Hommerding, will perform this rarely-heard Galant-era gem by the great-great-grandfather of the “other” Giacomo Puccini. Accompanied by organ and strings, the Magnificat will be presented as part of Edgebrook’s Sunday service for the 2nd Sunday of Advent. ChicAGO chapter chaplain,
Rev. Gregory Sabetta, will preach.
Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 8, 2013 4:00 p.m.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
1218 West Addison Street, Chicago
This beautiful liturgy provides opportunity for reflection through the singing of Advent hymns, carols and anthems, readings from Holy Scripture, prayer and meditation. Led by the Holy Trinity Choir and Strings under the direction of Minister of Music David Brackley, music will include Gloria from the Twelfth Mass (formerly attributed to Mozart), There shall a star come out of David (from Christus) by Felix Mendelssohn, and a haunting new setting of Charles Wesley’s text O thou who camest from above with music by British composer Philip W. J. Stopford.
No admission charge; a free will offering will be received.
For more information: www.holytrinitychicago.org, or 773-248-1233.
Sunday, December 8 3:30 P.M.
Second Presbyterian Church
1936 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL
The Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah” with the “Sounds of the South Loop” orchestra directed by Maestra Kim Diehnelt, professional soloists, and Michael Shawgo organist. The audience sings the choruses. Bring your own Messiah score, or purchase one at the door. Free admission; a collection will be received to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. A festive Holiday reception will follow the performance. For more information call (312) 225-4951 or www.2ndPresbyterian.org.
An Advent Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 8, 2013 5:00 p.m.
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
306 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge 60068
Music by Palestrina, Ord, Biebl, Goudimel, Tschesnokoff, Gretchaninoff, Hallock and Willcocks.
Featuring the Parish, Treble and Men's Choirs; Kevin McKelvie, organist/choirmaster.
For further information, please call: 847.823.4126 x14, or email: Kevin@stmaryspr.org
Second Annual Do-It-Yourself Messiah with Carol Sing
Saturday, December 14, 2013 7:30 PM
Glenview Community Church
1000 Elm Street (at Glenview Road).
A free event featuring the Glenview Community Church Chancel Choir, soloists and the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra.Musical scores will be available. This Holiday Special is coordinated by Adult Choir Director Stephen Blackwelder and Organist Jim Winfield.
Visit www.gccucc.org or call 847 724 2210 for further details, and is part of the church’s Simple Gifts concert series.
Nathan Laube, Organ (In Honor of Larry Butcher, longtime member of St. Paul’s)
Sunday, December 15, 2013 3:00PM
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
2335 N. Orchard St. (corner of Orchard and Fullerton Pkwy.)
Chicago, IL 60614
Free will offering: Suggested donation - Adults $20.00 Senior and Students $10.00
A Festival of Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 15, 2013 5:00 p.m.
St. Christopher's Episcopal Church
545 South East Ave
Oak Park IL, 60304
The Liturgical Choir of St. Christopher's, Dr. L. RIchard Sobak, Conductor, assisted by James Russell Brown, Organist. A candlelight service of scripture readings and carols of the Advent and Christmas seasons. Choral music of 20th and 21st century composers will be sung, featuring compositions of Igor Stravinsky, John Joubert, Willian Walton, Paul Manz, John Brooks, Carson Cooman. Our newly installed extended trumpet rank of 73 pipes will will also be in play for its first Advent season, an addition made this past summer to our vintage 1927 Moeller Organ.
More information: 708/386-5613.
Advent Vesper Series – Holy Name Cathedral – Organ Recitals/Solemn Vespers
Cathedral of the Holy Name, State and Superior Streets.
For information: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 312.573.4415.
December 1, 2013. 3:30 pm, Stephen Alltop, Director of Music, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University. Music of Bach, Lutkin, Manz, Pachelbel, Bruhns/Peter Hallock, H. Ricardo Ramirez, William Byrd.
December 8, 2013. 3:30 pm, Peter Kurdziel, Director of Music, Basilica of St. Adalbert, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Music of Bach, Scheidt, Bruce Neswick, Guilmant/Richard Proulx, Peter Hallock, Henryk Górecki, David Pearson.
December 15, 2013. 3:30 pm, David C. Jonies, Associate Director of Music, Cathedral of the Holy Name. Music of Frescobaldi, Cabanilles, de Grigny, Marcel Dupré/Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki, Craig Phillips, Peter Hallock.
December 22, 2013. 3:30 pm, Bruce Barber II, Director of Music, St. James Cathedral, Chicago Illinois. Music of Clerambault, Dan Locklair, Bach/Francisco Guerrero, Jacob Handl, Richard Proulx, Peter Hallock.
Organ Concert Series – Madonna della Strada Chapel, Loyola University
Third Sunday of the month at 3PM. Free. For more information: luc.edu/chapelorgan on the web.
December 15, 2013 January 19, 2014
Steven Betancourt, organist. Chicago, IL Jay Peterson, organist. Chicago, IL
February 16, 2014 March 16, 2014
IU Rising Star Concert. Aaron Sunstein, organist Christopher Orf, organist. Wheaton, IL
Friday Noontime Concerts at Fourth Presbyterian Church
12:10 p.m. Fourth Presbyterian Church 126 E. Chestnut St. (Chestnut St. at Michigan Ave.), Chicago
December 6, 2013 (Buchanan Chapel) December 13, 2013 (Buchanan Chapel)
Emily Granger, harpist Timothy Graf, clarinetist
December 20, 2013 (Buchanan Chapel) December 27, 2013
Stephen Edwards, tenor John W. W. Sherer, organist