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St. Cecilia Choir, 12:30 pm Mass

Details:
Dec. 30, 12:30 pm
Missa Brevis No. 5, Healey Willan
A Christmas Lullaby, Healey Willan
While All Things Were in Quiet Silence, Healey Willan
Ye Shall Know that this day the Lord will come, Healey Willan

St. Cecilia Choir, 12:30 pm Mass

St. Cecilia Choir

Details:
Dec. 25, 12:30 pm  -  Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Missa Brevis No. 4, “Corde Natus ex Parentis,” Healey Willan
Here are we in Bethlehem, Healey Willan
What is this Lovely Fragrance, Healey Willan

St. Cecilia Choir, 12:30 pm Mass

Details:
Dec. 25, 12:30 pm
Missa Brevis No. 4, “Corde Natus ex Parentis,” Healey Willan
What is this Lovely Fragrance, Healey Willan
Resonet in laudibus, Healey Willan
Hodie Nobis Coelorum Rex, Claude Goudimel

Magnificat Choir sings 9 am Mass

Details:
Dec. 25, 9:00 am
Mass of the Shepherds, Pietro Yon
Here are we in Bethlehem, Healey Willan
A Spotless Rose, Herbert Howells
Wie schön singt uns der Engel Schar, Cornelius Freundt

Christmas Midnight Mass

Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Details:
Dec. 24, 11:00 pm  -  Resurrection Choir and Orchestra
11:00 p.m. Christmas Music

The Mystery of Bethlehem, Healey Willan
A Soft Light from a Stable door, Healey Willan
Carol of the Magi, John Rutter
O Come all ye faithful, Arr. John Rutter
Hark the Herald Angel Sings, Arr. David Willcocks
Silent Night, Arr. Rev. Scott Haynes, SJC
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Arr. David Willcocks
The First Nowell, Arr. David Willcocks
Pueri Concinite, Johann Ritter von Herbeck
Transeamus usque Bethlehem, Josef Ignaz Schnabel

12:00 a.m. Christmas Midnight Mass - Latin High Mass, Extraordinary Form

Dixit Dominus, Baldassare Galuppi
Parvulus Filius, Franz Schneider
Missa Brevis in C, K. 259, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

St. Cecilia Choir, 12:30 pm Mass

Details:
Dec. 23, 12:30 pm
Missa Brevis No. 3, Healey Willan
O Emmanuel (Great “O” Antiphons), Healey Willan
Canite tuba, Francisco Guerrero
Alma Redemptoris Mater, Francisco Guerrero
Conditor Alme Siderum, Francisco Guerrero

St. Cecilia Choir, 12:30 pm Mass

Details:
Dec. 16, 12:30 pm
Missa Brevis No. 14, “St. Alphege,” Healey Willan
O Oriens (Great “O” Antiphons), Healey Willan
Ex Sion, Josef Gabriel Rheinberger
Qui Sedes, Josef Gabriel Rheinberger
Benedixisti, Josef Gabriel Rheinberger

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols 2018

Details:
Dec. 15, 7:00 pm

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Chicago Christmas


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CONGREGATIONAL CAROLS




Once in Royal David’s City
O come, O Come Emmanuel
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Away in a Manger
O Christmas Tree
Good Christian Men Rejoice
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

CHORAL MUSIC



Resurrection Choir



ORGAN MUSIC






St. Cecilia Choir, 12:30 pm Mass

Details:
Dec. 9, 12:30 pm
Missa Brevis No. 13, “Holy Cross,” Healey Willan
O Radix Jesse (Great “O” Antiphons), Healey Willan
Sancta Maria succurre miseris, Francisco Guerrero
Ecce Maria Genuit, Hans Leo Hassler
I beheld her, beautiful as a dove, Healey Willan

Sing-along with Jolly Old St. Nick

Featuring the 1927 Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ with Jay Warren Theatre Organist

Details:
Dec. 8, 3:00 pm
A Chicago Christmas classic! This family-fun event on Saturday, December 8 at 3:00 pm in our parish hall features a load of Christmas goodness!
Watch vintage 1920s Christmas Cartoons accompanied by our "Might Wurlitzer" theatre organ! We'll enjoy also singing along with classic carols like Jingle Bells, Frosty the Snowman, Silver Bells, Joy to the World, O Come all ye Faithful, and more... Gather around and hear a story! And even a visit from St. Nick himself!



Hear the amazing Jay Warren of the Silent Film Society of Chicago play our Wurlitzer Theater Pipe organ with all its pipes, bells & whistles. The afternoon also includes pizza, chicken, candy, drinks, etc.

P.S. Don't forget to bring your camera to get a photo with St. Nick!
Chicago Christmas


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St. Cecilia Choir, 12:30 pm Mass

Details:
Dec. 2, 12:30 pm  -  1st Sunday of Advent

Mass Brevis No. 7, “O Westron Wynde,” Healey Willan
O Sapientia (Great “O” Antiphons), Healey Willan
Ave Verum, Francis Poulenc
Rorate Caeli, Josef Gabriel Rheinberger
Universi, Qui Te Expectant, Josef Gabriel Rheinberger

St. Cecilia Choir, 11 am Mass

Feast of Christ the King

Details:
Nov. 25, 11:00 am  -  St. Cecilia Choir
Missa Brevis No. XII, Healey Willan
A Prayer of Rejoicing, Healey Willan
God of Mercy, Healey Willan
O King all Glorious, Healey Willan
Christus Vincit, Ambrosian Chant

“Oh, Doctor” 1925 Silent Film Comedy

Featuring the 1927 Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ

Details:
Nov. 18, 3:00 pm  -  Jay Warren - Photoplay Organist

St. Cecilia Choir, 11 am Mass

Details:
Nov. 18, 11:00 am  -  St. Cecilia Choir
Missa Sancti Michaelis, Healey Willan
O King, to Whom all Things do Live, Healey Willan
How they so softly rest, Healey Willan
O How Sweet, O Lord, Healey Willan

Gail Archer Organ Recital

Details:
Nov. 11, 3:00 pm
Musical Repertoire




- Praeludium et Fuge in e, BWV 548, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)-
- An Wasserflussen Babylon, BWV 653,Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
- Sechs Fugen Uber den Namen Bach Op. 60, No. 5, Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
- Prelude for Organ in F Major, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847)
- Sechs Fugen Uber den Namen Bach Op. 60, No. 6, Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
- Toccata, Sergei Slonimsky (b.1932)
- Prelude and Fugue, Alexander Shaversaschvili (1919-2003)
- Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue, HWC 149, Healey Willan (1880-1968)

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About the Performing Artist




Gail Archer is an international concert organist, recording artist, choral conductor and lecturer who draws attention to composer anniversaries or musical themes with her annual recital series including Max Reger, The Muse’s Voice, An American Idyll, Liszt, Bach, Mendelssohn and Messiaen. Ms. Archer was the first American woman to play the complete works of Olivier Messiaen for the centennial of the composer’s birth in 2008; Time Out New York recognized the Messiaen cycle as “Best of 2008” of classical music and opera.



Her recordings include her September, 2017 CD A Russian Journey, The Muse’s Voice, Franz Liszt: A Hungarian Rhapsody, Bach: The Transcendent Genius, An American Idyll, A Mystic In the Making (Meyer Media), and The Orpheus of Amsterdam: Sweelinck and his Pupils (CALA Records).Ms. Archer’s, 2017 European tour took her to Germany, Italy, the British Isles, Russia, Ukraine and Poland. Highlights include St. Nicholas Church, Stuttgart, Germany, Church of San Domenico, Palermo, Sicily, Dunblane Cathedral, Dunblane, Scotland, The Methodist Central Hall, London, England, the Temple of the Renaissance, Bryansk, Russia, the Philharmonic Hall, Khmelnytsky, Ukraine and the Basilika Mariaska, Gdansk, Poland.



She is the founder of Musforum, http://www.musforum.org an international network for women organists to promote and affirm their work. Ms. Archer is college organist at Vassar College, and director of the music program at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she conducts the Barnard-Columbia Chorus, and is a member of the faculty of the Harriman Institute, Columbia University. She serves as director of the artist and young organ artist recitals at historic Central Synagogue, New York City.

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Magnificat Choir sings 12:30 pm Mass

Details:
Nov. 11, 12:30 pm
Missa Laetatus Sum, Charles d’Helfer
Exsultate Justi, Ludovico Grossi da Viadana
Oculi Omnium, Charles Wood

Andrzej Białko, Organ Recital

Details:
Nov. 8, 7:30 pm  -  Chicago Philharmonic Festival: Poland 2018


About the Musician




Born in Kraków in 1959, Andrzej Białko studied piano at the Musical Secondary School. In 1973, he began learning to play the organ, first privately and then at the Academy of Music in Kraków under the supervision of Professor Joachim Grubich. In 1981 he received the first prize in the International Organ Competition in Rome, Italy. In 1985, he was awarded first prize in the framework of the National Organ Competition in Bydgoszcz-Gdańsk.

Białko has taken part in many Polish organ festivals and has also performed in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, The Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Slovakia, Switzerland, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Lebanon and in both North and South America. He has been active as a teacher as the professor of the Organ Department at the Academy of Music in Kraków and the Władysław Żeleński State School of Music in Kraków. He collaborates with numerous music ensembles including Krakow Philharmonic and National Philharmonic in Warsaw.

Musical Repertoire




Liszt - Prelude and Fugue on BACH
Anonymous - from the Tablature of Jan of Lublin Salve Regina
Surzynski - Elegy in F sharp minor Op. 30
Willan - Five Preludes on Plainchant Melodies
Nowowiejski - Polish Phantasy “Christmas Eve on Wawel Hill” Op. 9 No. 1
Lukaszewski - Icon
Eben - From “Job” for Organ: God's Reward

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Josh Ring Organ Recital

Details:
Nov. 4, 3:00 pm
Musical Repertoire




- Praeludium in E minor, Groß, N. Brüns
- Boricua (2018), Joshua Malavé
- Trio Sonata No. 5 in C Major, BWV 529, J.S. Bach
- Trois Impressions, Op. 72, No. 3 La Nuit, S. Karg-Elert
- Wer nur den lieben Gott last walten, G. Böhm
- La Nativité du Seigneur, IX Dieu parmi nous, O. Messiaen

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About the Performing Artist




Composer, performer, and educator Josh Ring is currently a graduate student at the University of Iowa. Studying organ with Gregory Hand, Josh is a recipient of a Rahn and Frawley Organ Fellowship from the UI School of Music. He is the first place winner of the 2018 Young Organists Scholarship Competition, a national competition through the Fox Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He has performed in the Netherlands, Brazil, and across the US, and has performed in masterclasses with such international artists as Olivier Latry, Nathan Laube, Stefan Engels, and Wilma Jensen.

Josh earned his Master’s of Music in Composition with David Maki and his Performer’s Certificate in Organ with James Russell Brown, both from Northern Illinois University with a 4.0 GPA. He also received his Bachelor’s of Music, summa cum laude, from Olivet Nazarene University in Music Composition and Piano Performance.

While at Olivet he was the recipient of the 2012 Walter B. Larsen Award & Naomi Larsen Scholarship, which is awarded to the most outstanding music student from the ONU School of Music. The accolade requires excellent musicianship, exceptional character and attitude, and high commitment to ONU. He is also a 2016 recipient of the E. Power Biggs Fellowship Award from the Organ Historical Society and a 2016, 2017, & 2018 recipient of Kay Hotchkiss Scholarship from the Rockford Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Josh enjoys spending time with friends and family, exploring the outdoors, and backpacking in the mountains.

More information, compositions, and recordings can be found at http://www.JoshRing.com.

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Resurrection Choir and Orchestra at 11 am Mass

Details:
Nov. 4, 11:00 am
Missa Brevis in D, K 194, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Magnificat, Johann Caspar Aiblinger
Misericordias Domini, K 222, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Jesu, the very thought is sweet, Mack Wilberg











Mozart Requiem at 7:30 pm

Commemoration of All Souls

Details:
Nov. 2, 7:30 pm  -  St. Cecilia Choir and Orchestra
Requiem, K. 626, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Comes Autumn Time!

Details:
Oct. 28, 3:00 pm  -  Organist Corrado Cavalli
Musical Repertoire




"Comes autumn time" - Leo Sowerby
"Choral partita on 'St Flavian'” - Healey Willan
"La fille aux cheveux de lin" from "Two Preludes" - Claude Debussy
"La Cathedral engloutie" from "Two Preludes" - Claude Debussy
"Ostinato" from "Two Pieces" - Healey Willan
"Festival" from "Two Pieces" - Healey Willan
"Canto d’autunno" - Laura Casti
"Sonata in d minor, No. 1," op. 42 - Alexandre Guilmant

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Corrado Cavalli, a native of Turin, Italy, is the organist of St. John Cantius Church in Chicago since June, 2015. He studied at the National Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi” in Turin where he was awarded two Master’s Degrees, one in organ (summa cum laude), and another in Choral Conducting and Choral Composition (summa). He attended master-classes held by the notable professors at the “Haarlem International Academy for organists” in the Netherlands. Among his several honors and prizes he won the 12th National Organ Competition “Città di Viterbo” (Pinchi Prize) and he has been recently awarded the Brownson Fellowship for his Doctoral Studies at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. As organ soloist he has performed in many international festivals, cathedrals and concert halls in Italy, Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, U.K, Poland, Principauté de Monaco, Slovakia and in the U.S.A. He has also played with such orchestras as the Italian National Symphonic Orchestra of Rai, the French “Ensemble Orchestral des Alpes et de la Mer,” and the Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino. He has recorded for Biretta Books, De Montfort, AimHigher, Sony Classical, Elegia Records, and ElleDiCi music labels, and he has published for Biretta Books in Chicago and for the Italian edition, “Armeiln musica.” As a musicologist and a professor of music, he has given master-classes and lectures on Italian organ music literature, with a focus on the repertoire of the Romantic and Contemporary periods, with a particular emphasis on the music of Torino. He is a member of the American Guild of Organists.

St. Cecilia Choir, 12:30 pm Mass

Details:
Oct. 28, 12:30 pm  -  Feast of Christ the King
Missa Ecce Sacerdos, Francisco Guerrero
O Be Joyful, Healey Willan
Omnes Gentes Plaudite, Giovanni Maria Casini
Exsultate Deo, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Christus Vincit, Ambrosian Chant
Finale from Sonata 1, Felix Alexandre Guilmant

Organ Music at 11 am Mass

Details:
Oct. 28, 11:00 am  -  Corrado Cavalli - Organist
Variations on a Norwegian folk-tune, Bjarne Sløgedal (1927 – 2014)
Finale from Sonata 1, Felix Alexandre Guilmant (1837 – 1911)
Mache Dich, meine Geist bereit, Otto Dienel (1839 – 1905)
Ostinato from Two Pieces, Healey Willan (1880 – 1968)

Latin High Mass - Close of Forty Hours

Details:
Oct. 24, 7:30 pm
The Schola Cantorum of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius will sing Gregorian Chant for the final Mass of the Forty Hours Devotion.

Organist Corrado Cavalli will provide organ music.


Choral prelude on a Rouen Melody, Healey Willan (1880 – 1968)
Choral prelude on Deo Gracias, Healey Willan (1880 – 1968)
Menuet from Suite de Concert, Paul van Westering (1911 – 1991)
Jesus sauveur adorable, Guy Bovet (1942)