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Following a one-year hiatus, the Geneva Steeple Walk returns to usher in the holidays, greeting patrons with a variety of seasonal music concerts at four Geneva churches.Presented by the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, the Steeple Walk takes place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5. Two audience groups will attend 20-minute concerts played simultaneously at the United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton St.; and Geneva Lutheran Church, 301 S. Third St. Following the performances, the groups will switch venues to enjoy the other concert.Patrons will then walk to the final performances – and similar rotation format – at both the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, 102 S. Second St.; and First Church of Christ, Scientist, 111 S. Second St. Steeple Walk guides escort the groups to the next church, all within a short walk, and share information about the architecture of each site.Artists performing at each church include:
Tessera Winds is a popular saxophone and brass quartet that has played numerous concerts throughout the Chicago area.
The renowned Potts and Pans Steel Ensemble, the leading Midwest steel pan band, will bring a unique holiday sound to this year’s Steeple Walk.
John Ivan performs on the Spanish guitar featuring a wide variety of great melodies from jazz to classical, along with authentic flamenco, Latin, Brazil, and Mediterranean music.
A string quartet from Batavia High School will be playing holiday favorites. Steeple Walk tickets cost $15 per person and are available for purchase on the City’s website; Geneva City Hall, 22 S. First St.; and the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, 8 S. Third St. Attendance by children under age 6 is not recommended.Tickets are limited this year due to COVID-19 safety precautions. Patrons will be required to wear a face mask to comply with Illinois’ indoor mask mandate and church protocols.The event concludes Geneva’s popular holiday weekend with the Geneva Chamber of Commerce holding its annual Christmas Walk & House Tour, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3 and 4. For more information about the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, visit www.genevarts.org.