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Steeple Walk
Steeple Walk LogoSunday, Dec. 6, 2015
2:00 - 4:30 PM

Starting at either the United Methodist Church, 211 Hamilton St., or the Geneva Lutheran Church, 301 S. Third St.  
Two audience groups of 125 each will attend concerts played simultaneously at two different churches, and then change places. Each, led by a guide, will visit all four churches. One group begins at the Lutheran Church, Franklin and Third Streets, the other at the Methodist Church, Hamilton and 2nd Streets.

Steeple Walk musicians Tickets are $12, and go on sale November 1 through December 5, 
on this page, at the Chamber of  Commerce, and Circa. They can also be purchased at the Lutheran, Methodist, Christian Science and Unitarian Churches.

Methodist Church: Holy Cross Marimba Ensemble
Unitarian Church: fUUsion, Unitarian women’s choir
Christian Science Church: From the Elgin Symphony: Jean Bishop, flutist; Karen Moeller, cellist
Lutheran Church: Bethlehem Brass, well-known Fox Valley quintet

Two audience groups attend 20-minute concerts played simultaneously at the Methodist and Lutheran churches, then change places. They next move to the last performances in the Unitarian and Christian Science churches, opposite each other on Second Street.  

Event sponsored by CIRCA and Fox Valley Values

Christmas Music in Geneva's Historic Churches
The Steeple Walk, held the Sunday after Geneva's Christmas Walk, is a rare opportunity to sample several holiday musical performancessteeple2.jpg in the setting of some of Geneva’s historic churches. Performers vary each year and have included choirs, jazz ensembles, steel drum musicians and a capella singers. You will be treated to a variety of folk songs, instrumentals and Christmas classics. The Steeple Walk consists of four churches, and each performance lasts about 20 minutes. You also will learn about the history and architecture of these unique churches.

Steeple Walk History
The first Steeple Walk was held in 2004. Organized by the Geneva Forum for Arts and Education, the event brought together a diverse lineup of musicians performing in the City's historic downtown churches. The Forum for Arts and Education was an independent nonprofit organization that grew out of Geneva's strategic planning process and was the forerunner to the Cultural Arts Commission.

The Steeple Walk was a popular addition to Geneva's annual Christmas Walk until the Forum dissolved. In 2009, the Cultural Arts Commission revived the tradition by sponsoring the Steeple Walk as one of its events.

Steeple Walk Sponsorship
The Steeple Walk relies on ticket sales and generous sponsorship of local residents and businesses. Help support this community event at the sponsorship level with a $100 donation. 
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Thanks to our sponsors!
The 2014 Steeple Walk is sponsored by Fox Valley Values and Circa. Please support our sponsors!

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