St. James Cathedral, Chicago
A Christmas Concert
Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 7:00PM
Festive Music for Choir, Brass & Organ
The Cathedral Choir & Soloists
CINCO Brass and Friends
Jonathan Ryan, organist, Visiting Artist at St James Cathedral Concerts
Bruce J. Barber II, conductor
6:30PM - Doors Open
7:00PM - Concert Begins
Join us for this holiday spectacular and hear the exciting sounds of organ, brass and choir in the glorious accoustics of St James Cathedral, Chicago. This exciting program will include music of Buxtehude, Praetorious and Gabrieli for organ and brass, as well as motets for choir by Palestrina, Part, and Chicago's own Frank Ferko. Visiting Artist Jonathan Ryan will play several works for organ alone: In dulci jubio by Bach, The Nativity from Dupre's Passion Symphony, and finally a rousing arrangemet of Bring a torch, Janette Isabella! by Keith Chapman.
Two major choral works form the centerpiece of this program, however: the Christmas Cantata by the late American composer Daniel Pinkham, and the Chicago Premier of a new setting of the Gloria, for choir, soprano and tenor soloists, brass, organ and tympani, by K. Lee Scott, a contemporary American composer and instructor at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.
Reduced rate parking is available at the Millennium Center Garage (33W. Ontario Street) for $9 for up to 12 hours anytime. To receive the discount, please get a parking voucher from an usher.
Requested donation at the door (tickets WILL NOT be available in advance) are $10 Adult and $5 Children under 12.
All who attend are also encouraged to bring new/slightly used warm clothing for distribution to those in need through the Cathedral Outreach Ministries.
For further information, please call 312-751-6724 or visit the Cathedral Website at www.saintjamescathedral.org.
St. James Cathedral
65 E Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611