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Brass, Organ and Choir Concert

Friday, May 11, 2018 7:30 PM

Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble Stephen Squires, conductor St. Charles Singers Jeffrey Hunt, choirmaster Kevin Gudahl, narrator

Baker Memorial United Methodist Church

307 Cedar Ave, St Charles, Illinois

$20 adult general admission, $15 seniors, free for those 18 and younger. Tickets are available at gargoylebrass.com and at the door.

Sponsored by the Fox Valley A.G.O., the Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble's Transfigured Shakespeare concert will feature the world premiere of a brass-and-organ arrangement of Arnold Schoenberg’s tone poem "Transfigured Night" and the second-ever performance of Peter Meechan’s “Love Songs (Shakespeare)" for brass quintet, organ, choir, and narrator. The concert will be the Chicago Gargoyles' first collaboration with the St. Charles Singers. “Love Songs (Shakespeare)” is a half-hour neo-Romantic work in four movements, inspired by four of William Shakespeare’s poems on love. In two of the movements, the St. Charles Singers will sing Shakespeare sonnets to instrumental accompaniment. In the others, Joseph Jefferson Award-winning Chicago actor Kevin Gudahl, who has performed in more than 30 Chicago Shakespeare Theater productions, will read sonnets over a background of instrumental music. Jeffrey Hunt, choirmaster and founder of the St. Charles Singers, will lead his ensemble in a set of unaccompanied choral works including Herbert Howells’ Magnificat “Collegium Regale,” John Rutter's "Shall I compare thee to a summer day, Sonnet XVIII" and Benjamin Britten’s “Hymn to St. Cecilia” for five-part choir and soloists, from 1942, with text by poet W. H. Auden. The concert’s brief opening piece, for brass and choir alone, is Bedich Smetana’s "Fanfares for Shakespeare’s Richard III," arranged by Craig Garner. The Gargoyles will also play Garner’s Gargoyle-commissioned arrangement of Gustav Holst’s “Song Without Words, 'I'll Love My Love.'"


Organ Concert with Josh Ring

Friday, May 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Josh Ring, organ

Batavia United Methodist Church

8 North Batavia Ave, Batavia, Illinois

Free Admission. A goodwill offering will be collected to benefit Appalachian Service Project & the 2018 BUMC Summer Youth Mission Trip with ASP.

More information on www.JoshRing.com.


Organ Concert with David Schrader

Sunday, May 20, 2018 3:00 PM

David Schrader plays the six sonatas of Mendelssohn.

Saint Chrysostom's Episcopal Church

1424 North Dearborn Ave, Chicago, Illinois


Choral Concert: Music for the House of the Lord

Sunday, May 20, 2018 4:30 PM

The Grand Rapids Choir of Men & Boys, Richard Webster, Conductor

St. John Cantius Catholic Church

825 North Carpenter St, Chicago, Illinois

Featuring music of Purcell, Handel, Vaughan Williams, Stanford, Stopford and Willan.

Free will donations gratefully accepted at the door. Limited parking available. Intersection of Chicago - Milwaukee - Ogden. CTA Blue Line at Chicago.


Trumpet, Timpani, & Keyboard Recital

Sunday, June 10, 2018 6:00 PM

Michael Brozick, trumpet

Rev. Craig S. Felde, timpani

Joseph Cisar, piano

Betsy Waldon, piano & organ

Favorites, Fugues and Finales!

Christ Lutheran Church

60 55th Street, Clarendon Hills, Illinois

Freewill offering


Organ Concert with Michael Hey

Sunday, June 17, 2018 3:00 PM

Michael Hey, organ

Madonna della Strada Chapel

1032 West Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Illinois

Free parking in the main structure, enter from Kenmore Ave and West Sheridan Road.


Organ Concert with Thierry Escaich

Sunday, July 15, 2018 3:00 PM

Thierry Escaich, organ

Madonna della Strada Chapel

1032 West Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Illinois

Free parking the main structure, enter from Kenmore Ave and West Sheridan Road.


Organ Concert with the Svyati Duo

Sunday, August 19, 2018 3:00 PM

Svyati Duo, organ and cello

Madonna della Strada Chapel

1032 West Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Illinois

Free parking in the main structure, enter from Kenmore Ave and West Sheridan Road.


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