Thursday December 6, 5 pm
Hot chocolate, apple cider, yummy snacks, and favorite carols by the fire pit played by Joey Brink and senior students of the Rockefeller Carillon Studio. Dress for the outdoors! Free.
Sunday December 9, 3 pm
The world-renowned Tallis Scholars fill Rockefeller Chapel with their pristine intonation and impeccable blend, performing carols, chorales, motets, and mass settings: works by Palestrina, Josquin, Byrd, and others. Tickets $38 general, $30 University faculty and staff, $20 under-35, $10 students. A UChicago Presents concert.
Newberry Consort: A Mexican Christmas
Saturday December 15, 8 pm
Angels in the convent, dancing in the streets: the glorious sounds of Mexican Christmas music, performed by Newberry Consort’s women’s ensemble led by Ellen Hargis, plus a street band playing instruments never before heard in a Newberry concert: the leona, harp, jarana, quijada de burro, with singers led by Francy Acosta and José Luis Posada. Tickets $40 general, $50 preferred.
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.
Friday January 25, 2019 | 8 pm
Montreal-based composer Kara-Lis Coverdale draws on her experiences as a classically-trained pianist, church organist, and omnivorous explorer of electronic music. In her albums on labels such as Boomkat, Sacred Phrases, and Umor Rex, and in intense, explorative live performances, Coverdale manipulates sounds from synthetic and traditional instruments to create layered textures and spacious arrangements. In many compositions, her vignettes explore how sonic material can evoke complex feelings such as sanctity, disembodiment, aggression, and ethereal beauty.Free; reservations are requested. Event attendees may also RSVP by calling 773.702.8670 or email email@example.com. Co-presented by the Renaissance Society and Lampo.