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The Steeple Walk returns Sunday, Dec. 6 to usher in the holidays, greeting patrons with a variety of seasonal music concerts at four Geneva churches.
The holiday tradition will take place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6. 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.
A Steeple Walk guide escorts the groups to the next church, all within easy walking distance, and shares information about the architecture of each site. Artists performing at each church include:
• United Methodist Church: The Holy Cross Marimba Ensemble is a renowned youth organization that has performed at numerous venues across the country. Recent appearances have been with the Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce and at various locations on their Rockies Adventure Concert tour.
• Geneva Lutheran Church: The Bethlehem Brass Quintet is a well-known Fox Valley group that has been performing for more than 25 years. They also have volunteered their services for many worthy causes.
• Unitarian Universalist Society: FUUsion is a small women’s choir drawn from the previous – and very popular – Steeple Walk singing group Bread and Roses. To quote their credo, “Through the joining of our voices in song, we celebrate and honor our human family and the world in which we live.”
• First Church of Christ, Scientist: Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s principal flutist Jean Bishop and British cellist Karena Moeller will perform a duet for patrons. Bishop has played with many Chicago area orchestras while Moeller has performed concertos by Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Elgar with orchestras in England and the United States.
Steeple Walk tickets cost $12 and are available for purchase on the City’s website at the link below. Tickets also are on sale at the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, 8 S. Third St.; Circa, 123 S. Third St.; or any of the participating churches. Attendance by children under age 6 is not recommended.
The Steeple Walk is presented by the City’s Cultural Arts Commission and is sponsored by Circa and Fox Valley Values. The event caps off Geneva’s popular holiday weekend with the Geneva Chamber of Commerce holding its annual Christmas Walk & House Tour, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5.