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Green Hornet

Authentic musical background stylings by Jay Warren at the W-O-R Wurlitzer Theatre Organ Console

Details:
Jun. 14, 3:00 pm  -  Live radio re-creation by the Norridge Those Were The Days Radio Players


AN ADDED BONUS: LAUREL & HARDY



Enjoy a special Silent comedy short called "Do Detectives Think?" (1927) with Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jimmy Findlayson, directed by Fred Guiol. And with live photoplay accompaniment by Jay Warren!

Corpus Christi Tridentine High Mass at 11 am with Eucharistic Procession

Details:
Jun. 7, 11:00 am  -  External Solemnity of Corpus Christi, Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)

Missa Trahe Me Post Te, Tomás, Luis de Victoria, (c. 1548 –1611)
Lauda Sion, Hendrik Andreissen (1892 – 1981)
Panis Angelicus, Pierre Villette (1926 – 1998)
Ego Sum Panis Vivus, Pierre Manchicourt (c. 1510 – 1564)

The 11 am and 12:30 pm Masses are combined today. The 11 am Mass will be celebrated according to the 1962 Missale Romanum (Extraordinary Form). We are planning to have an outdoor Eucharistic procession after the 11 am Mass. There will not be a 12:30 pm Mass.

Magnificat Choir sings Mass at 7:30 pm

Latin High Mass, Extraordinary Form (1962 Missale Romanum)

Details:
Jun. 3, 7:30 pm  -  Solemnity of Corpus Christi, Anticipated Mass
Magnificat Choir

Magnificat Choir sings 11 am Mass

Latin High Mass, Ordinary Form

Details:
May. 31, 11:00 am  -  Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
TBA

Magnificat Choir

Concert: Mano Sinistra

Details:
May. 30, 6:00 pm  -  Michael McElvain Concert Pianist

El huésped del sevillano

A Zarzuela by Jacinto Guerrero

Details:
May. 29, 7:30 pm  -  A Zarzuela is a Spanish opera form with scenes that involve scenes with acting, singing, and dancing.


St. Cecilia Choir sings 12:30 pm Mass

Details:
May. 24, 12:30 pm  -  Solemnity of Pentecost, Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)

Missa Veni Creator, Guiseppe Bernabai (1649 – 1732)
Non Vos Relinquam, William Byrd (1540 – 1623)
Factus Est Repente, James MacMillan (b. 1959)

St. Cecilia Choir sings 11 am Mass

Details:
May. 24, 11:00 am  -  Pentecost
Missa Veni Creator, Guiseppe Bernabai (1649 – 1732)
Non Vos Relinquam, William Byrd (1540 – 1623)
Factus Est Repente, James MacMillan (b. 1959)

St. Cecilia Choir sings 12:30 pm Mass

Details:
May. 17, 12:30 pm  -  External Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord, Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)

Missa Rex Gloriae, Alonso Lobo (1555 – 1617)
Caelos Ascendit, Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 – 1924)
Ascendens Christum in Altum, Francisco Guerrero (1528 – 1599)

St. Cecilia Choir sings 11:00 am Mass

Details:
May. 17, 11:00 am  -  Ascension of Our Lord, Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)

Missa Rex Gloriae, Alonso Lobo (1555 – 1617)
Caelos Ascendit, Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 – 1924)
Ascendens Christum in Altum, Francisco Guerrero (1528 – 1599)

Night in Poland

A Traditional Polish Dinner Dance & Musical Entertainment

Details:
May. 15, 6:00 pm


6:00 pm Polish Dinner in the Church Hall
7:00 pm Performance with Polish Dance and Music

Cantate Domino Choir sings for 7:30 pm Mass (Ascension Thursday)

Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord

Details:
May. 14, 7:30 pm  -  Latin High Mass, Extraordinary Form
Mass of St. Hugh, Healey Willan (1880-1968)
Christo Resurgenti, François Couperin (1668–1733)
Quis Ascendit, Ettore Pozzoli  (1873–1957)
Surrexit Pastor Bonus, Op. 39, No. 3, Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)





Resurrection Choir and Orchestra sing for 12:30 pm High Mass

Latin High Mass, Extraordinary Form

Details:
May. 10, 12:30 pm  -  5th Sunday after Easter
Missa Brevis in d minor KV 65, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) 
Misericordias Domini, KV 222, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) 
Alma Dei Creatoris, K 277, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) 
O How Sweet O Lord, Healey Willan (1880-1968)








St. Cecilia Choir sings 11 am Mass

Details:
May. 3, 11:00 am  -  5th Sunday of Easter, Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)

Missa Brevis, Grayston Ives (b. 1948)
Regina Coeli, Tomás, Luis de Victoria, (c. 1548 –1611)
Dum Transisset Sabbatum, Christia Erbach (c. 1568 – 1636)

Resurrection Choir and Orchestra sing for the 11 am Mass

Latin High Mass, Extraordinary Form

Details:
Apr. 26, 11:00 am  -  3rd Sunday after Easter
Mass in C, Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Benedictus es, Domine, Healey Willan (1880 - 1968)
Let us Worship and Fall Down, Healey Willan (1880 - 1968)


All the World’s a Stage

The Seven Ages of Man - Their Exits and Entrances Through the works of William Shakespeare

Details:
Apr. 25, 6:00 pm  -  The Northwestern University Shakespeare Ensemble - Linda Gates, Director
On the Occasion of Shakespeare’s 451st Birthday we gladly present tonight's performance.



Tickets

$15 (adults) - $5 (youth) - $10 (Seniors age 65 & Students)

The performance will be in the Church Hall. A reception follows.

Jane Austen’s “Emma”

Dramatic Readings of Jane Austen's Beloved Novel with Musical Interludes

Details:
Apr. 19, 2:30 pm  -  Join us in the Church Hall for the Performance. Tea and cake will follow.


1:45 pm Lunch (Cafe - Church Hall)
2:30 pm Performance

Musical Interludes

J.S. Bach, Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor
G. F. Handel, Violin Sonata in D Major Op. 1, No. 4
C. Stamitz, Concerto for viola in D Major Op. 1, 1st movement
Handel-Halvorsen, Passacaglia for Violin and Viola

Leo O’Malley, Violin
Margaret O’Malley, Violin/Viola
Jonathan King, Piano

Tickets


$20 (adults)
$15 (seniors & students)
$10 (youth 6-18)

Cantate Domino Choir sings for 11 am Mass

3rd Sunday of Easter

Details:
Apr. 19, 11:00 am  -  Latin High Mass, Ordinary Form
Missa in Honore Sancti Pauli, Scott A. Haynes (b. 1971)
O Salutaris, Andrè Messager (1853-1929)
Quam Suavis Est, Ettore Pozzoli  (1873–1957)
Be Joyful Mary, Heavenly Queen, Arr. Rev. Scott A. Haynes, SJC (b. 1971)


St. Cecilia Choir sings 12:30 pm Mass

Details:
Apr. 12, 12:30 pm  -  “Quasimodo” Sunday, Latin High Mass (Extraordinary Form)

Missa Aeterna Christi Munera, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 – 1594)
Angelus Domini, Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839 – 1901)
Alleluia, Cognoverunt Discipuli, William Byrd (1540 – 1623)

Resurrection Choir and Orchestra sing for 12:30 pm High Mass

Solemnity of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Details:
Apr. 5, 12:30 pm  -  Latin High Mass, Extraordinary Form
Mass in C, Op. 86, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Surrexit a mortuis, Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
Regina Caeli, Arr. Rev. Scott A. Haynes, SJC (b. 1971)
Jesus Christ is Risen Today, Arr. Rev. Scott A. Haynes (b. 1971)





St. Cecilia Choir sings 12:30 am Mass

Solemnity of the Resurrection of Our Lord, Latin High Mass

Details:
Apr. 5, 10:30 am  -  Latin High Mass, Ordinary Form
Missa Paschalis, Grzegorz_Gerwazy_Gorczycki (c. 1665–1734)
Regina Coeli Laetare, Aichinger (1565–1628)
Maria Magdalena, Andrea Gabrieli (c. 1532–1585)





10pm Easter Vigil, St. Cecilia Choir

Details:
Apr. 4, 10:00 pm  -  Solemnity of the Resurrection of Our Lord, Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)
Missa Ego Sum Qui Sum, Phillipe Rogier (1561 – 1596)
Tulerunt Dominum Meum, Giovanni Battista della Gostena (c. 1558 – 1593)
Ego Sum Qui Sum, Nicholas Gombert (1495 – 1560)

Attending this Mass fulfills the obligation for Easter Sunday.

There is no 8:30 am Mass or 5 pm Mass on Holy Saturday, April 19

3pm Good Friday Service, St. Cecilia Choir

Details:
Apr. 3, 3:00 pm  -  Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday
2:30 pm Confessions begin and continue through the Liturgy.

St. John Passion, Francisco Guerrero (1528 – 1599)
Vinea Mea Electa, François Poulenc (1899 – 1963)
Improperia, Tomás, Luis de Victoria (c. 1548 –1611)
Crux Fidelis, John IV of Portugal (1604 – 1656)
Vexilla Regis, Anton Bruckner (1824 – 1896)

After the 3 pm Good Friday Liturgy we pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet & Novena.

Additional Confessions will be heard after the 3 pm Good Friday Liturgy.

7 pm Mass, St. Cecilia Choir, Holy Thursday

Details:
Apr. 2, 7:00 pm  -  Holy (“Maundy”) Thursday, Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)
Nos Autem Gloriari , Grayston Ives (b. 1948)
Missa Ecce Quam Bonum, Jacobus Clemens non Papa (c. 1510 – c. 1555)
Ubi Caritas, Richard Kidd (b. 1952)
Domine Jesu in Qua Nocte, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 – 1594)
Tantum Ergo, Flor Peeters (1903 – 1986)

Tenebrae for Spy Wednesday, 7:30 pm, St. Cecilia Choir

Details:
Apr. 1, 7:30 pm
Spy Wednesday of Holy Week

Responsoria, Tomás Luis de Victoria, (c. 1548 – 1611)
Benedictus, Jacob Handl (1550 – 1591)
Christus Factus Est, Anton Bruckner (1824 – 1896)
Miserere Mei, Gregorio Allegri (1582 – 1652)


There is no 7:30 pm Mass tonight.

St. Cecilia Choir sings for Palm Sunday Mass at 9:30 am

Details:
Mar. 29, 9:30 am
The 9am and 11am Masses are combined on Palm Sunday. Mass begins at 9:30 am.

Palm Sunday, Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form) - 9:30 am

Ingrediente Domino, George Malcolm (1917 – 1997)
St. Mark Passion, Francisco Guerrero (1528 – 1599)
Missa In Media Vita, Nicholas Gombert (1495 – 1560)
Improperium, Russell Woollen (1923 – 1994)
Timor et Tremor, Roland Lassus (1532 – 1594)

Note: The early Mass on Palm Sunday starts at 7:00 am (30 minutes earlier than on most Sundays of the year), but the Tridentine Latin High Mass begins, as usual, at 12:30 pm on Palm Sunday.

Cantate Domino Choir sings for 7:30 pm Mass (Annunciation)

Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Details:
Mar. 25, 7:30 pm  -  Latin High Mass, Extraordinary Form
Missa Angelarium Tutelarium, Rev. Scott A. Haynes (b. 1971)
Maria Mater Gratiae, Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Litanies de Sainte Vierge, Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Domine non sum dignus, David Thomas (1624-1688)

Cantate Domino Choir with String Ensemble



Cantate Domino Choir sings for 7:30 pm Mass (Anticipated Mass of St. Jospeh)

Solemnity of St. Joseph (Anticipated Mass)

Details:
Mar. 18, 7:30 pm  -  Latin High Mass, Extraordinary Form
Missa in honore S. Dominici, Op. 77, Joseph Gregor Zangl (1821-1897)
Ad hoc templum, Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)
O Salutaris Hostia, César Franck (1822-1890)

Grinnell Singers: In Concert at Saint John Cantius

Respice: Music Spanning Five Centuries

Details:
Mar. 17, 7:30 pm  -  Saint Patrick's Day
Join us for a very special concert featuring the Grinnell Singers as they take us through some of the most thrilling musical compositions in the last five centuries.



Ticket Prices




- $15 (adults)
- $10 (seniors over 65)
- $10 (students)

Children admitted for free




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The Grinnell Singers, a select choral ensemble from Grinnell College in Iowa, present Respice, a concert spanning five centuries, with music ranging from the simplest hummed tune, to what is one of the world’s most intricate and complex musical construction, Thomas Tallis’s 40-part motet, Spem in Alium. Listen to a sample of this famous motet:



The Singers will also present three selections from Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil; listen to the entire work here:



The Grinell Singers will present distinctive works by Nils Lindberg, Eric Whitacre, Frank Martin, Richard Bjella, and James MacMillan. The Grinnell Chamber Singers will present a danceable Cuban piece by Guido Gavilán, a Lorca setting by Carmen Cavallaro, and a wordless song by the director, John Rommereim.

Learn more about the Grinnell Singers on their web site



About the Grinnell Singers



The Grinnell Singers are a group of people who are highly diverse in terms of their backgrounds, interests, and talents, but who are united in their love of singing and their dedication to the choral art. They perform music from an extremely wide variety of traditions and locales, -- from Brahms to Bluegrass, from Renaissance England to twenty-first century New York. The Singers have completed tours to Finland, Estonia, Russia, the Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, and Turkey. They have produced two recordings, a CD of the complete All-Night Vigil by Rachmaninov (hailed for its “consummate artistry” by Iowa Public Radio host Kurt Snook), and Seeking After that Sweet Golden Clime, a varied collection with Jonathan Dove’s The Passing of the Year as its centerpiece. They have been honored with two ACDA convention invitations. In 2000, the choir’s Baltic Tour included a full a cappella program, as well as another separate concert of Beethoven’s Mass in C and the premiere of John Rommereim’s Utopia with the Prague Radio Orchestra. In 2006, their international tour included an a cappella program with the premiere of a commissioned work by Pulitzer Prize-winnner Steven Stucky, and the Eastern-European premiere of Robert Levin’s completion of Mozart’s Grand Mass in C Minor. In April of 2011, the Grinnell Singers worked with the renowned conductor Simon Carrington during a week-long residency, culminating in a conducting master class and concert. In the spring of 2012, the Grinnell Singers participated in performances of Sacred Concerts, a remarkable work by the great jazz master, Duke Ellington, in collaboration with the Grinnell Jazz Ensemble. They commissioned an extended choral work by Mohammed Fairouz, in a consortium with the Back Bay Chorale and Marsh Chapel Choir in Boston, and Cantori New York. In the 2012-13 season, they continued this exploration of works that blur the lines between traditions, as they presented The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass, by Carol Barnett, in collaboration with an outstanding string band from Minneapolis, Monroe Crossing.

The ensemble’s director, John Rommereim is Blanche Johnson Professor of Music at Grinnell College, where he conducts the Grinnell Singers and the Grinnell Oratorio Society, and teaches composition. During the first part of his career, his scholarly work was centered in the areas of Russian choral music and early music performance. In more recent years, he has established a reputation as a composer as well. In 2006, The New York Times praised the “richly expressive” character of his work for voice and piano, Into the Still Hollow, premiered by baritone Thomas Meglioranza and pianist Reiko Uchida at Symphony Space. His choral works have been performed by distinguished ensem- bles across the U.S., including Magnum Chorum, the Princeton Singers, VocalEssence, Voces Novae, The Marsh Chapel Choir, and The Rose Ensemble, for whom he served as 2008-09 composer-in-residence. Mr. Rommereim has composed works for choir with various instruments, and works for voice and piano, guitar, flute, saxophone quartet, and string quartet. His choral/orchestral work Utopia was premiered with the Prague Radio Orchestra and the Grinnell Singers in 2000. He is the recipient of commissions and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Composers Forum, the Iowa Choral Directors Association, the Iowa Composers Forum, and the Iowa Arts Council. During his early years at Grinnell College, Mr. Rommereim founded a professional early music ensemble, the Baroque Orchestra of Iowa. He performed frequently as a harpsichordist, playing continuo in various chamber ensembles, appearing as soloist in J. S. Bach’s Fifth Brandenburg Concerto, and recording a CD that is available on the Centaur label. His translation of Pavel Chesnokov’s seminal treatise, The Choir and How to Direct It is published by Musica Russica. Mr. Rommereim is also recognized as an accom- plished singer. He has appeared in numerous recitals, and as baritone soloist for choral/orchestral works such as Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Brahms’s German Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem, Vaughan Williams’s Dona Nobis Pacem, and Orff ’s Carmina Burana. Last spring, Mr. Rommereim taught a collaborative course for composers, writers and artists, in conjunction with novelist Dean Bakopoulos and artist Lee Running. The course culmina ed in performances of student works by the Grammy-Award winning ensemble Roomful of Teeth. In June of 2014, he traveled to Taipei to collaborate with Theatre professor Craig Quintero and to create an original score for a work based on Wagner’s Das Rheingold. Six Grinnell students traveled to Taipei to pursue Mentored Advanced Proj- ects and to appear alongside Quintero’s Riverbed theatre company in five capacity-crowd performances.

Grinell Singers Cantius

St. Cecilia Choir sings 12:30 pm Mass

Details:
Mar. 15, 12:30 pm  -  4th Sunday in Lent (“Laetare”), Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)

Messe in D, Joseph von Eybler (1765 – 1846)
Scapilis Suis, Robert Kruetz (1922 – 1996)
Crux Fidelis, Jean Jules Amabile Roger-Ducasse (1873 – 1954)

St. Cecilia Choir sings 11 am Mass

Details:
Mar. 15, 11:00 am  -  4th Sunday in Lent (“Laetare”), Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)

Messe in D, Joseph von Eybler (1765 – 1846)
Scapilis Suis, Robert Kruetz (1922 – 1996)
Crux Fidelis, Jean Jules Amabile Roger-Ducasse (1873 – 1954)

Mozart Masterworks

Details:
Mar. 8, 5:30 pm








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NOTES ABOUT THE CONCERT


This performance includes the Kyrie and Gloria from the Mozart Grand Mass in C Minor. Great Mass in C minor (German: Große Messe in c-Moll), K. 427/417a, is the common name of the last musical setting of the mass by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He composed it in Vienna in 1782 and 1783, when he was no longer a church musician of the Salzburg Cathedral. The large-scale work, a Missa Solemnis, is scored for two soprano soloists, a tenor and a bass, double chorus and orchestra. It remained unfinished, missing large portions of the Credo and the complete Agnus Dei. We will perform the the Kyrie and Gloria, which Mozart certainly wrote. Here is a sample of the music...



Vesperae solennes de confessore
, K. 339, is a sacred work composed in 1780 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It is scored for SATB soloists, SATB choir, and orchestra. It was composed for liturgical use in the Salzburg Cathedral. This was Mozart's final choral work composed for the cathedral. Enjoy these musical samples...



Festival of Forgiveness

24 Hours of Confessions

Details:
Feb. 28, 12:00 am
Festival of Forgiveness, Confession, Penance



Don't need Confession?
The Church is open for adoration and prayer.
Come and pray with us!

Saint John Cantius Church has always been known for it's numerous Confessions, having as much as 500 Confessions every week. Now the parish is privileged to participate in the Archdiocese of Chicago's 'Festival of Forgiveness' which will offer 24 hours of Confessions at 24 churches throughout Chicago.

Across two days the Church in Chicago will offer special opportunities for the celebration of the Sacrament of Penance. The Catholic faithful, especially those who have been away from the sacraments, are urgently invited to come and share in God’s mercy. From noon on Friday, February 27, to noon on February 28, confessions will be available at 24 parishes in Chicago for 24 hours. Click here to see all 24 locations »

This focused time to encounter the mercy of God in our lives is inspired by Pope Francis who called the Church in Rome to a “Festival of Forgiveness,” an annual Lenten observance to embrace God’s mercy. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, we join our Holy Father and local churches throughout the world in their observance of this graced opportunity.

Don't be afraid to go to the Sacrament of Confession, where you will meet Jesus who forgives you. —Pope Francis




Festival of Forgiveness Video


Festival of Forgivness

24 Hours of Confessions

Details:
Feb. 27, 12:00 pm
Festival of Forgiveness, Confession, Penance



Don't need Confession?
The Church is open for adoration and prayer.
Come and pray with us!

Saint John Cantius Church has always been known for it's numerous Confessions, having as much as 500 Confessions every week. Now the parish is privileged to participate in the Archdiocese of Chicago's 'Festival of Forgiveness' which will offer 24 hours of Confessions at 24 churches throughout Chicago.

Across two days the Church in Chicago will offer special opportunities for the celebration of the Sacrament of Penance. The Catholic faithful, especially those who have been away from the sacraments, are urgently invited to come and share in God’s mercy. From noon on Friday, February 27, to noon on February 28, confessions will be available at 24 parishes in Chicago for 24 hours. Click here to see all 24 locations »

This focused time to encounter the mercy of God in our lives is inspired by Pope Francis who called the Church in Rome to a “Festival of Forgiveness,” an annual Lenten observance to embrace God’s mercy. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, we join our Holy Father and local churches throughout the world in their observance of this graced opportunity.

Don't be afraid to go to the Sacrament of Confession, where you will meet Jesus who forgives you. —Pope Francis




Festival of Forgiveness Video