EvenSounds | The many sounds of the carillon in concert, followed by organ performance and master classes and single work choral concerts
Thursdays during the academic year from 5 pm
Announcing a new Thursday evening performance series featuring choral, organ, and carillon students and those who work with them: James Kallembach, Thomas Weisflog, Joey Brink, and friends in the world of professional music in Chicago and beyond.
On Thursday October 4, we feature University carillonneur Joey Brink at 5 pm and University organist Thomas Weisflog at 5:45 pm. Free.
On Thursday October 18, we welcome guest organist Alison Luedecke of St. James by the Sea, San Diego, playing a recital of music by Craig Phillips, Mary Beth Bennett, Charles-Marie Widor, and Louis Vierne. EvenSounds begins at 5 pm with Joey Brink and members of the Guild of Carillonneurs, followed by Dr. Luedecke's performance at 5:45 pm. Free.
On Thursday November 15, the carillon is featured at 5 pm. At 7:30 pm, in the week of the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War, the Chapel Choir and Motet Choir sing Fauré’s haunting Requiem, with the restored original orchestration of organ, strings, timpani, and horns, conducted by James Kallembach, with soloists Alexandra Olsavsky and Vince Wallace. Free.
Pipes for the Season
Sunday December 16, 5 pm
University organist Thomas Weisflog and organ scholar Bryan McGuiggin perform an hour of gorgeous seasonal music by candlelight, with delicious hot cider served. Free.
Christmas Eve: A Festival of Lessons and Carols
Monday December 24, 4 pm
The Rockefeller Chapel Choir and the Rockefeller Children’s Choir sing carols old and new at the beloved candlelit service of Lessons and Carols for Christmas Eve. Members of the Children’s Choir present the Christmas story in the traditional tableau (parents of children ages 3–12 may contact Kaitlin Foley, firstname.lastname@example.org, by December 1 for information about participation). Free.