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Holy Cross enjoys the fine arts of music, drama, media, and visuals. We recognize the ways they enhance our communal gatherings. The Around The Cross Concert Series has been suspended since March 2020 due to the pandemic. We have missed the opportunities to come together and celebrate the gifts of a variety of artists. Holy Cross will be offering a new concert season beginning in October 2022. The season will be a celebration of various genres of music and style.

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Sophie Webber & Ines Irawati
Cello & Piano Concert

Saturday, October 22, 2022

7 pm

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Sanctuary

Free admission. Registration is not required.

Light dessert reception to follow.

​Concert Program

​ Fauré Après un Rêve 

 Schumann Fantasiestücke 

 Shostakovich Sonata for Cello and Piano in d minor 

 Intermission

 Bach Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major 

 Kreisler/Rachmaninov (Solo Piano) Liebesleid 

 Falla Suite Populaire Espagnole

British Cellist Dr. Sophie Webber is an internationally accomplished soloist, chamber musician, arts activist, and educator, currently residing in San Diego. For more information about Sophie Webber, visit sophiewebber.com or fb.com/cellistsophiewebber

Indonesian-born pianist, Ines Irawati is in demand as a solo recitalist, a collaborative pianist, and a vocal coach. For more information about Ines Irawati, visit inesirawati.com

or fb.com/ines.irawati.5

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Christmas Party Hop
Holy Cross Praise Band

Saturday, December 10, 2022

7 pm

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Fellowship Area

Free admission. Registration is not required.

We'll be rockin' around the Christmas tree with an evening of dancing and refreshments with Holy Cross' very own praise band featuring classic holiday favorites for all ages. This will be fun for everyone, with punch, eggnog, wassail, hot chocolate, and music that will keep you singing along. So kick off your shoes and celebrate the season with upbeat music, some slow dances, and maybe a little mistletoe!

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Mike & Sue Blair
Coffeehouse Concert

Saturday, November 18, 2022

6 pm

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Fellowship Area

Free admission. Registration is not required.

Mike and Sue Blair are a folk duo accompanied by guitar offering a signature blend of vocals, finger picking, stories, laughter and faith. Mike and Sue's music tells the story of discovering blessings and joy in chapters of struggle and loss and the shared journey of hope, faith and love since they met back in the day.

 

Their music is a mix of original tunes along with folk songs, blues, spirituals and classics. Find out more about their music at eversinging.com

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Chicagoland Voices
Winter Concert

Saturday, February 4, 2023

7:30 pm

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Sanctuary

Free admission. Registration is not required.

The members of Chicagoland Voices are excited and grateful to have the opportunity to perform for a third time at Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

 

This year's winter concert contains a wide variety of choral music sure to appeal to all ages. Pieces include Franz Biebl's setting of Ava Maria, highly regarded as the G.O.A.T. in settings of this text. We will perform three excerpts from Mozart's Requiem including the stirring "Lacrymosa". "When We Love", a beautiful piece by Elaine Hagenberg, composed to Charles Anthony Silvestri's poem of the same name, will be a debut . Mark Hayes' recent release "Joy!", set in his signature 12/8 time, will be another debut. A moving, heartfelt recent offering from young composer Zachary J. Moore entitled, "I Won't Forget" will be performed, if we can hold back our tears!

 

These plus a Christmas carol, uptempo spirituals, and many more are sure to make for an uplifting and memorable experience that will be the talk of the congregation at church on Sunday morning. Don't miss it!