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St. Cecilia Choir & Orchestra at 12:30 pm Mass

Feast of the Sacred Heart - External Solemnity

Jun. 25, 12:30 pm  -  Latin High Mass, Extraordinary Form
Jubiläumsmesse (Missa in Honorem St. Ruperti), Johann Michael Haydn

St. Cecilia Choir sings 11 am Mass (Extraordinary Form)

Solemnity of Corpus Christi, External Solemnity

Jun. 18, 11:00 am  -  Latin High Mass, Extraordinary Form (1962 Missale Romanum) and Eucharistic Procession
Lord Nelson Mass, Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Note that the 11:00 am Mass will be a Solemn High Mass celebrated according to the 1962 Missale Romanum. Mass will be concluded with a Solemn Eucharistic Procession. There is no 12:30 pm
Mass today.

St. Cecilia Choir sings 12:30 pm Mass

Latin High Mass, Extraordinary Form

Jun. 4, 12:30 pm  -  Solemnity of Pentecost
Missa Chicagoensis, Stephanie Martin
Dum complerentur dies Pentecostes, Stephanie Martin
Alleluia, Randall Thompson

St. Cecilia Choir sings 12:30 pm Mass

Latin High Mass (Extraordinary Form)

May. 28, 12:30 pm  -  Ascension of Our Lord (External Solemnity)
Missa ‘Nasce la gioja mia,’ Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
Jubilate Deo universa terra, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
Coelos ascendit hodie, Op. 38, No. 2, Charles Villiers Stanford
O King of Glory, Healey Willan

St. Cecilia Choir sings 11 am Mass

May. 28, 11:00 am  -  Ascension of Our Lord, Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)
Missa ‘Nasce la gioja mia,’ Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
Jubilate Deo universa terra, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
Coelos ascendit hodie, Op. 38, No. 2, Charles Villiers Stanford
O King of Glory, Healey Willan

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

Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving offered by the newly ordained Rev. Trenton Rauck, S.J.C.

May. 21, 12:30 pm  -  Today's Music is made possible by a Gift from the Stella Maris Fund
Missa Solemnis in C major (Dominicusmesse), KV 66, W. A. Mozart
Ecce Sacerdos, Rev. Scott Haynes, S.J.C.
Dixit Dominus (from Vesperae solennes de confessore kv 339), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Hallelujah, Ludwig van Beethoven

St. Cecilia Choir sings 11 am Mass

May. 14, 11:00 am
Missa Aeterna Christi Munera, Palestrina
O Sacrum Convivium, Peter Mathews
Sing ye to the Lord, Edward C. Bairstow

Corrado Cavalli in Concert

May. 7, 3:00 pm
Healey Willan (1883 – 1968)
Prelude and fugue in c minor

Louis Vierne (1870 – 1937)
Cathédrales from Pièces de Fantasie, Suite n. 4, op. 55, n. 3

Charles-Marie Widor (1844 – 1937)
Symphonie IV, op. 13, n. 4
1. Toccata
2. Fugue
3. Andante cantabile (Dolce)
4. Scherzo
5. Adagio
6. Finale

Jan Sibelius (1865 – 1957)
Valse Triste, op. 44 (arr. C. Cavalli)

Léon Boëllmann (1862 – 1897)
Suite Gothique, op. 25

About the Concert Artist

Corrado Cavalli is Organist at St John Cantius Parish Church in Chicago.

He began his musical studies with P.Tarallo (piano). He continued organ studies at the National Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi” in Turin under professors G. Cagnani, L. Fornero. He graduated in 2006 and won as best organ performance the Turin National Conservatory’s prize “ C. Silipo” because of his high marks and being awarded a diploma. He was awarded 2 Master’s Degrees from the Turin National Conservatory in organ, summa cum laude, and in Choir Conducting and Choral Composition, summa.

He attended master-classes held by the famous professors L. Tagliavini, L. Robillard, L. Lohmann and others, of the courses took place in the prestigious “Haarlem International Academy for organists” (the Netherlands). In the choral field, he studied Choir conducting at the course sponsored by the Italian Choirs’ Federation (FENIARCO).

In 2007 he won the 12th National Organ Competition “Città di Viterbo” (Pinchi Prize) in the concertists section. In 2003 he won, in the students section, the 8th edition of the same competition.

He performs in many international festivals in Italy, Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, U.K, Poland, Principauté de Monaco, Slovakia and in the USA. He played with several vocal and instrumental ensembles with the Italian National Symphonic Orchestra of Rai, the French “Ensemble Orchestral des Alpes et de la Mer,” the Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino. He played Poulanc’s organ concerto with the symphonic orchestra of the National Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi” of Turin.

He was invited to play the reopening concert of the great organ of the Turin conservatory’s Concert Hall before Turin’s cultural Ministry.

He recorded for the Effatà and Elledici and Elegia Records music labels and published for Biretta Books in Chicago and for Italian editions “Armeiln musica” and "Musica Practica".

He has been for four years the director of the high-school choir "In...canto".

As musicologist and professor he holds master-classes and Lectures about the organ music in Torino and in Italy from the XIX century to present days.

He is a member of the American Guild of Organists.

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

May. 7, 12:30 pm  -  Today's Music is made possible by a Gift from the Stella Maris Fund
Mass in D, Op. 86, Antonín Dvořák
Regina Caeli, MH 80, Michael Haydn

St. Cecilia Choir sings 12:30 pm Mass

Apr. 30, 12:30 pm  -  Latin High Mass, Extraordinary Form
Missa Ego flos campi, Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla (c.1590 - 1664)
Alleluia, Christus surrexit, Anerio
Haec Dies, Charles Wood

St. Cecilia Choir sings 12:30 pm Mass

Quasimodo Sunday

Apr. 23, 12:30 pm  -  Latin High Mass, Extraordinary Form
Missa Sancti Gabrielis, MH 17, Johann Michael Haydn
Regina Caeli, KV 127, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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

Apr. 16, 12:30 pm  -  Easter Sunday
Mass in F, Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Terra Tremuit, Joseph Von Eybler (1765-1846)
Regina Caeli, Ferdinand Schubert (1794-1859)
Jesus Christ is Risen Today, arr. Rev. Scott A. Haynes, SJC

10 pm Easter Vigil, St. Cecilia Choir

Celebrated by Bishop Joseph Perry

Apr. 15, 10:00 pm  -  Solemnity of the Resurrection of Our Lord, Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)
Mass in B Flat, Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem, Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
When Mary Through the Garden Went, Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Attending this Mass fulfills the obligation for Easter Sunday. There is no 8:30 am Mass or 5 pm Mass on Holy Saturday, April 15, 2017

Holy Saturday - Midnight Bright as Day!

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The darkened church, illumined tentatively by the single flame of the Easter Candle, comes to full brilliance as the Resurrection of Christ is proclaimed. The light reveals many things, among them the faithful followers of Jesus who hoped when all hope seemed abandoned. Will you join us for the greatest joy that we can know in this life? As part of the liturgy for this night, we celebrate the new life born from baptismal waters and we renew our own promise to walk the Road to Life Eternal. Hasten with us to an empty tomb that can empty all tombs!

This is the night that with a pillar of fire banished the darkness of sin. … This is the night when Christ broke the prison-bars of death and rose victorious from the underworld.
—Easter Exultet, 5th Century

3pm Good Friday Service, St. Cecilia Choir

Apr. 14, 3:00 pm  -  Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday
2:30 pm Confessions begin and continue through the Liturgy.

Passio Domini Jesu Christi secundum Ioannem, Diogo Dias Melgás (1638-1700)
Improperia, Tomás, Luis de Victoria (c. 1548 –1611)
Timor et Tremor, Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
O vos omnes, Pablo Casals (1873-1973)
Stabat Mater, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525–1594)

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.

Good Friday - In the Afternoon it is Night

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We are startled to see the sacred ministers prostrate themselves before a bare altar. Then a veiled cross is gradually uncovered as “Behold the wood of the cross on which hung the Savior of the world! Come let us adore Him!” is sung three times. How do we adore the broken Body of Christ? Are we moved to adore Him? Can we hope, believe?

Tree, which solely wast found worthy the world's Victim to sustain. Harbor from the raging tempest! Ark, that saved the world again! Tree, with sacred blood anointed of the Lamb for sinners slain.
—Crux Fidelis, 6th Century

7 pm Mass, St. Cecilia Choir, Holy Thursday

Apr. 13, 7:00 pm  -  Holy (“Maundy”) Thursday, Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)
Missa octo vocum, Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)
Ubi Caritas, Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)
O Salutaris Hostia, Ēriks Ešenvalds (b. 1977)
Pange Lingua, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594)

Holy Thursday - Night of Gifts and a Garden

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The Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday evening brings us the supreme gift of the Holy Eucharist, which immerses us in Divine Love and emboldens us to follow carefully and constantly Our Lord’s command: “Love one another as I have loved you.” The external joy of these gifts seems quickly suspended as we follow Our Lord to the Garden of Gethsemane. The church bells that so boisterously pealed early in this Mass are replaced by the dull, wooden sound of “clackers.” We hear Our Lord’s question to us, “Could you not watch with me one hour?” Can we? Will we?

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

Apr. 12, 7:30 pm
Spy Wednesday of Holy Week
There is no 7:30 pm Mass tonight.

7:00 pm Organ Recital of Meditative Music for Lent
Corrado Cavalli, Organist of St. John Cantius Church
7:30 pm Choral Tenebrae Service
St. Cecilia Choir

Responsoria pro Hebdomada Sancta, ZWV 55, Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745)
Benedictus, Cantus Gregorianus
Christus Factus Est, Anton Bruckner (1824 – 1896)
Miserere Mei, Gregorio Allegri (1582 – 1652)

At Tenebrae (Latin for “shadow” or “darkness”), we anticipate Christ’s suffering and death. Gradually all lights in the church are extinguished. The disappearance of the last light is accompanied by the startling strepitus, a great noise and shaking reminding us not only of the earthquake at Calvary but also of the cataclysmic effects of Our Lord’s Sacrifice of Himself.

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

Ordinary Form, Roman Rite, Latin High Mass

Apr. 9, 9:30 am  -  Palm Sunday
Mass begins at 9:30 am.
The 9 am and 11 am Masses are combined on Palm Sunday.

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

Ingrediente Domino, George Malcom
Missa Sicut lilium inter spinas, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Passio Domini Jesu Christi secundum Matthaeum, Orlando di Lasso
Crucifixus, Antonio Lotti
O Vos Omnes, Peter Mathews
Ave Verum, Healey Willan (1880-1968)

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.

St. Cecilia Choir sings 11 am & 12:30 Mass

Mar. 26, 11:00 am  -  4th Sunday of Lent (Laetare)
Missa in D, Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (1736–1809)
Laudate Dominum a. 8, Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)
Ave Verum, Flor Peeters (1903–1986)
Prelude in c minor BWV 546/1, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Fugue in c minor BWV 546/2 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

The Mother’s Gaze

A Lenten Meditation on the Annunciation of Mary With Theater and Music

Mar. 25, 7:00 pm  -  Church Hall
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Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater” at Stations of the Cross

Cantate Domino Choir, Soloists, and String Ensemble

Mar. 17, 7:30 pm  -  Stations of the Cross
Pergolesi: Stabat mater

This evening—the Cantate Domino Choir and String Ensemble will perform one of the most celebrated works of the composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, his “Stabat Mater”, at tonight's Stations of the Cross (7:30pm). Absolutely free, and all are welcome.

The “Stabat Mater” is not only regarded as one of Pergolesi's greatest, but it also was the last he wrote before his death in 1736 at only 26.

One of the most beautifully powerful ways to reflect and pray the Stations of the Cross, especially during Lent.

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

Mar. 1, 7:30 pm  -  Latin High Mass, Extraordinary Form
Missa Brevis No. 1, Peter Robb
Ave Verum, Malcolm Archer (b. 1952)
Sub tuum, Félix-Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)

7th Heaven - Silent Film Festival

Bring your family and friends to the Silent Film in the church hall.

Feb. 26, 3:00 pm  -  Featuring our 1926 Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ

Doors Open: 2:30 pm
Showtime: 3:00 pm
Movie Running Time:1:58

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Organ music for 12:30 pm Mass

Feb. 26, 12:30 pm
Folk Tune, Percy Whitlock (1906 – 1943)
Elegy, George Thalben-Ball (1896 – 1987)

Resurrection Choir and Orchestra sing for the 11 am Mass

Feb. 26, 11:00 am

Missa Sancti Alberti, Joseph Leopold von Eybler
Thanks be to God (from ‘Elijah’), Op. 70, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
He Watching Over Israel (from ‘Elijah’), Op. 70, No. 29, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
And Then Shall Your Light Break Forth (from ‘Elijah’), Op. 70, No. 43, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Alleluia! Song of Gladness, Arr. Rev. Scott A. Haynes, SJC


Marcia Pontificale, Domenico Bellando (1868 – 1922)

“Fête Gracieuse”

“A Gracious Feast" of Chamber Music for Woodwinds and Piano in the Church Hall

Feb. 25, 6:00 pm  -  Featuring our 1907 Full Concert-Grand Mason & Hamlin Piano

Musical Repertoire

W. F. Bach - Duets for Flute and Oboe No.1 e-moll ( First Movement)
W. A. Mozart - Rondo in D Major K.184.
G. Hue - Fantasie.
C. Debussy - Prélude à l'après-midi d' un faun.
C. Saint-Saëns - Tarantelle for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano.
G. Fauré - Nocturne no.6 D flat Major.


$15 (adult), $5 (youth ), $10 (seniors over 65 or students)

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The Musicians

Hyunmin Lee, Flute
Hyunmin Lee was born in South Korea and started learning flute at the age of seven under the direction of Soyoung Lee, the principal flutist of the Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra. Hyunmin made her orchestral debut with the Kyoto Philharmonic Ensemble playing the Mozart flute concerto in 2008. She won the 22nd and 23rd National Student competition in Korea and received the Grand Prize in music from the Ministry of Education. She has also performed on National Television in Korea and a solo recital in the Seoul International Music Festival. She has also performed in many cities around the world including: Seoul, Gwang-ju, Cremona, Alba Italy, New York, Chicago, and many more. She now attends the University of Illinois at Chicago completing a Bachelors degree in flute performance under Eugenia Moliner. Hyunmin hopes to continue performing in new cities around the world with many different orchestras and ensembles.

Austyn Estey-Ang ,Oboe
Ryan Stockhausen, Clarinet
Jahye Euh, Piano
Born in South Korea, Jahye EUH started her first step of the piano at the age of 6 years old. After her graduation of Bachelor of music at the University of Ewha, she entered in 2008 in the class of Gery Moutier in CNSMD de Lyon where she completed a post-graduate "Artist Diploma" in the class of Florent Boffard, after her degree of master of piano with the honors unanimously. She has worked with great performers such as Aldo Ciccolini, Jean-Claude Pennetier, François-René Duchâble, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Specializing in the contemporary music, she was a soloist of works by composers such as Gilbert Amy, Misato Mochizuki, Isabelle Mundry and Andre Dubost. In 2014 she gets the special price of Samson François at the 11th Orleans International Competition for piano and the special price of “Musicians entre Guerre et Paix” at the 45th international music academy of Maurice Ravel. As a pianist-accompanist, her repertoire ranges from Johann Sebastian Bach's Cantatas to contemporary instrumental works. Jahye Euh specializes in chamber music for piano, violin or flute. She receives valuable advice from Min Park, Yuki Mori, Gérard Poulet, Eric Crambes, Kazunori Seo, Samuel Cole, Emmanuelle Réville, Marianne Piketty and Alain Meunier with whom she collaborates. She is regularly solicited by the Opéra National de Lyon and Les Petits Chanteur de St. Marc. Since 2014, she has been accompanist of flute classes at the Nice International Summer Academy for the classes of Philippe Bernold, Julien Beaudiment, Davide Formisano, and Philippe Pierlot.

Monteverdi Vespers

To defray costs of this concert, the audience will be invited to make a donation.

Feb. 19, 3:00 pm  -  Suggested Donation: $30 (adult), $20 (senior), $10 (students)

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ur Musicians

Oriana Singers

The Oriana Singers have been stretching artistic boundaries since first coming together in 1979. Led by noted Chicago Symphony Chorus assistant conductor William Chin, they have toured Chicagoland and abroad, experimenting with the chemistry of Renaissance songs and contemporary vocal jazz spark for audiences and singers.The six-voice soprano-soprano-alto-tenor-baritone-bass (SSATBB) configuration of The Oriana Singers has been recognized by leading critics for making a difference in presenting a wide range of a cappella music for diverse audiences. This mission has expanded to foster collaborations across disciplines with other artists and nurture emerging choral ensembles for the promotion of self-directing small ensemble singing.

The Oriana Singers is recognized for its innovative programming, complementing existing major arts productions in Chicagoland and offering music otherwise not heard elsewhere. Recent seasons have included performances of music from Monteverdi’s Eighth Book of Madrigals and the Vespers of 1610, contrasted with later programs of polyphonic folk music from Russia, Finland, and Georgia and new arrangements of popular hits from artists including Coldplay and Imogen Heap. The six-voice work of The Oriana Singers is imaginative, eclectic, and impeccably rehearsed, featuring leading vocalists associated with the Grant Park Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Bella Voce. The singers and collaborating instrumentalists brought together by The Oriana Singers have been called “world-class” by several internationally versed listeners, including Robert Osterlund, administrator of EarlyMusiChicago, and indeed the group has made successful splashes touring in Spain and Costa Rica.

William Chin

William Chin, founder and artistic director, has been a leading figure in the Chicago choral scene since he started The Oriana Singers in 1979 as part of the vanguard of small choral ensembles performing a wide repertoire that includes historically informed performances of early music. Bill led its transition from a conducted chamber chorus to a six-voice conductorless vocal ensemble, again in advance of other local groups with a similar format. He is known for his leadership and innovative artistic bridge-building with organizations ranging from the Chicago Symphony Chorus to the Chicago Children’s Choir, dance companies including live appearances with the Joffrey Ballet and Momenta, children’s performing arts organizations, orchestral ensembles such as Chicago Arts Orchestra, and even art galleries. As a performing arts designer and producer, Mr. Chin was instrumental in the founding of Early Music Chicago and the Music At First concert series in Oak Park. In his six-year stint as Artistic Director of Chicago Children’s Choir, he helped to establish its international touring reputation, introduced movement and staging to its top ensemble, and influenced a generation of singers, conductors, and composers who are in turn influencing young musicians today. He has done similar life-changing work with the young singers in Pro Musica Youth Chorus and in his work with amateur singers in City Voices and the chorus for the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest. Through The Oriana Singers and his involvement with professional singers in the Chicago Symphony Chorus, Schola Antiqua of Chicago, Chicago A Cappella, and as conductor of choral recording sessions for GIA Publications, Bill has helped to further the careers of hundreds of Chicago-area singers.

Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble

The Chicago Gargoyle Brass Quintet began in 1992 as a chamber group of faculty and students at the University of Chicago, whose campus architecture boasts a charming variety of the ensemble’s namesake. By 2006, the ensemble had slowly professionalized and established a residency in the western suburbs at a major church with a full-time professional church and concert organist. Over the next five years, the group transformed itself into a specialized brass and organ concert ensemble.

Today’s Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble is comprised of classically trained adult musicians, and performs a wide variety of repertoire in an equally diverse range of settings. The group has toured Minnesota, performed major liturgical works, commissioned and recorded exciting new works, given concerts for chapters of the American Guild of Organists, The Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble continues to remain at the cutting edge of music for brass and organ, commissioning new compositions for brass and organ, and entertaining audiences well into its third decade of existence.

Organ music for 12:30 pm Mass

Feb. 19, 12:30 pm
Vocalise op 34 n 14, Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943)
Pièce Symphonique en sol, César Franck (1822 – 1890)

Magnificat Choir sings 11 am Mass

Feb. 19, 11:00 am

Missa Brevis in F, Andrea Gabrieli (1533-1585)
Prefice gressus meos, F. Xaver Witt
If Ye Love Me, Thomas Thallis


Vocalise op 34 n 14, Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943)
Alla Breve BWV 589, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

Concert: The Flute of Pan

Giovanna Jaques, Mezzo-Soprano & Michael McElvain, Piano

Feb. 12, 3:00 pm  -  Featuring music by Brahms, Debussy Jacques Brel, Édith Piaf...and other French favorites!
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About our Musicians

Giovanna Jacques was born in San Francisco and raised in La-Londe-les-Maures, France. In 2009, she moved to Chicago to pursue a BA in Voice Performance from DePaul University. She performed roles in several DePaul Opera Theater Productions including Mrs. Peachum in Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera, Florence Pike in Britten's Albert Herring and The Duchess in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers. Since completing her degree, she has been actively performing in local opera companies, namely Chicago Fringe Opera, for which she is a founding member and Head of Development. She most recently sang the role of Mrs. Grose in their Fall 2015 production of Britten's The Turn of the Screw. She is currently the Foundation Manager at the PianoForte Foundation.

Pianist-conductor Michael McElvain has been heard on WFMT radio broadcasts, including a live cycle of the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven, the WFMT Membership Drive, and contemporary music program Relevant Tones. As a soloist and collaborative artist he has performed in masterclasses led by Leon Fleisher, Emanuel Ax, Martin Katz, and David Daniels. Beyond classical music, he has toured Europe as keyboardist for celebrated progressive rock group Pavlov's Dog. His primary teachers include Daniel Schene and Annie Sherter, a student of Vlado Perlemuter and Alfred Cortot.

Recently, Mr. McElvain led The Metropolitan Orchestra of St. Louis in a performance of Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony. He has served as Chorus Master for The Chicago Bach Ensemble, and provided music direction for several stage productions including CUBE Ensemble's first-ever opera, as well as musical theatre works by Stephen Sondheim. Presently, Mr. McElvain serves on the faculties of DePaul University School of Music and Italian summer voice institute Musica nelle Marche.

Organ Music for 12:30 pm Mass

Feb. 12, 12:30 pm
Canzona dans la Tonalité Grégorienne from 12 Pieces, op. 16, Léon Boëlmann (1862 - 1897)
Vor deinen Thron tret' ich hiermit, BWV 668, J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

St. Cecilia Choir sings 11 am Mass

Feb. 12, 11:00 am  -  6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Missa Brevis, Peter Mathews
I Sat Down Under His Shadow, Edward Bairstow
How They So Softly Rest, Healey Willan
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, Edward Bairstow
Hornpipe, John Cook

Terry Sullivan Trio - Popular Song

Vocalist Terry Sullivan with pianist Bobby Schiff and bassist Stewart Miller

Feb. 5, 3:00 pm  -  Featuring our 1907 Full Concert-Grand Mason & Hamlin Piano in the Church Hall
Tickets: $15 (adult), $10 (seniors & students), $5 (youth )

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On the Chicago and Los Angeles music scenes for some forty years, Bobby Schiff had led bands and orchestras, performed on piano and keyboards, and directed, composed and arranged for the best—Mel Torme, Peggy Lee and Bobby Rydell among them. His classical training in piano performance began at age five. As an adult, Bobby has worked at Universal Recording Studios in Chicago and in Los Angeles, composing and arranging for film and television.

Stewart Miller is a graduate of music programs at the University of Kentucky and Northern Illinois University and a regular in jazz clubs, recording studios and festivals in and around Chicago. In the 1980s he toured for two years with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and came to Chicago in 1987. He is a member of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic and an Instructor of Jazz Bass at the University of Illinois-Chicago and the Music Institute of Chicago. Stewart can be heard on recordings by jazz artists Orbert Davis, Russ Phillips, Bobby Schiff, Judy Roberts, and the legendary trombonist Curtis Fuller.

Vocalist Terry Sullivan sang in early music ensembles and smaller choirs before turning to jazz, and has been heavily involved in the music program at St. John Cantius. An Ohio native, she has a degree in flute from Ohio University, but began singing after college. Anita O’Day and Blossom Dearie are influences. Ms. Sullivan sings in intimate venues in the Chicago area. In addition to traditional musical training beginning in grade four, she studied at the Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops at the University of Louisville, Kentucky.

St. Cecilia Choir sings 12:30 pm Mass

Feb. 5, 12:30 pm  -  4th Sunday after Epiphany
Missa Tu es Petrus, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Ave Regina Caelorum, Philip Stopford
Jesu Dulcis Memoria, Colin Mawby
Fugue, op. 37, n. 2a, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Praeludium in d, Heinrich Scheidemann

Chamber Choir, Willows Academy, Music for 11 am Mass

Claudia Vining, Conductor

Feb. 5, 11:00 am  -  5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Beati Omnes, Richard Ewer
O Magnum Mysterium, Morten Lauridsen
Panis Angelicus, César Franck
Ave Maria, Abel Di Marco


Prelude, op. 37, n. 2a, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809 – 1847)
Praeludium in d, Heinrich Scheidemann (1595 – 1663)

St. Cecilia Choir sings 12:30 pm Mass

Jan. 29, 12:30 pm  -  5th Sunday after Epiphany
Missa Doulce Mémoire, Orlandus Lassus
Omnes de Saba venient, Jacob Handl
Quem vidistis, Frances Poulenc
Passacaglia, John Ebenezer West
Rondò-Scherzo, Massimo Nosetti

Lecture: “Chicago’s Golden Age of Polish Baroque”

Tour, Presentation, & Reception

Jan. 26, 6:30 pm
On Thursday, January 26, join Catholic Church Tours and architectural historian Victoria Granacki for an exploration of Chicago’s “Polish Cathedrals.”
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Awaken your senses with an exploration of Chicago’s “Polish Cathedrals.” Satiate your curiosity about dozens of churches and Chicago neighborhoods. Learn out how Polonia came home to Chicago.

Walk within the Golden Age of Polish Baroque in one of Barzynski’s premier churches with our guided tour, light reception and in-depth presentation by the Chicago Society of Architectural Historians’ own Victoria Granacki.

Victoria Granacki has taught Introduction to Historic Preservation at Northwestern University of continuing Studies, and has been a guest lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is an author of Chicago’s Polish Downtown and has a hands-on historic preservation approach through over thirty years of master planning, urban design and historic preservation experience in Chicago and its surrounding communities.

Thursday, January 26

6:30 pm - Private Tour (Meet in Narathex)
7:00 pm - Presentation by Victoria Granacki (Lower Level)
7:45 pm - Light Reception

TICKETS: $10 Pre-registration, $12 at the door

St. John Cantius Church
825 N. Carpenter St.
Chicago, Illinois 60642

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