2023-2024 
Concerts and Special Events

ELIJAH

Felix Mendelssohn

Sunday, May 5, 2024
4 pm
Pre-concert lecture at 3 pm
Christ Church Chorale and Orchestra
Jacob Surzyn, Baritone
Join the Christ Church Chorale, Orchestra, and soloists in the final concert of the season as we perform Felix Mendelssohn’s monumental oratorio, Elijah. From Elijah’s conflict with the prophets of Baal to his ascension on a fiery chariot to heaven, this dramatic work has become one of the most beloved oratorios of all time.

BON VOYAGE CONCERT

Friday, July 12, 2024
7 pm
Christ Church Choirs
Spend a summer evening with the Christ Church Choirs as they sing music from their upcoming pilgrimage to England. As they prepare to offer services in Wells and Salisbury Cathedrals, hear the choir sing some of their favorite music spanning several centuries.
 
Freewill Offering

CHORAL EVENSONG

The service of Evensong (or sung Evening Prayer) is drawn almost entirely from the Bible: Psalms, lessons from the Old and New Testaments, and Canticles (songs of praise from the Scriptures). Music is an integral part of this service, and the choirs offer sung prayers to God on behalf of the people of God. Free and open to the public.

September 17, 2023
October 8, 2023
March 10, 2024
May 19, 2024



For more information, please contact Scott Hanoian, 313-885-4841 ext. 102 or shanoian@christchurchgp.org.

Past Concerts

MASS IN C

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sunday, November 19
4 pm
Pre-concert lecture at 3 pm
Christ Church Chorale and Orchestra
Join the Christ Church Chorale, Orchestra, and soloists in a performance of music by Beethoven and Schubert. The concert will feature Beethoven’s triumphant Mass in C written in the tradition established by Haydn in years prior as well as Franz Schubert’s energetic setting of the Magnificat (also in the key of C major).

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Sunday, December 10
4 pm
Pre-concert lecture at 3 pm
Christ Church Chorale and Orchestra
Celebrate the joy of the Christmas season in this festive afternoon of traditional favorites and choral masterpieces. This year’s concert features selections from Handel’s Messiah and Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols. Then, the audience is invited to join in to sing some of our favorite Christmas carols and the Hallelujah Chorus.

REQUIEM

Gabriel Fauré and Herbert Howels

Palm Sunday, March 24, 2024
4 pm
Pre-concert lecture at 3 pm
Christ Church Schola and Orchestra
Begin the journey of Holy Week as the Christ Church Schola performs two settings of the Requiem. In a departure from traditional structures of the Requiem, Fauré described his setting as “a happy deliverance, an aspiration towards happiness above, rather than as a painful experience.” Similarly, Howells creates a sense of hope and comfort through colorful dissonances, warm textures, and the incorporation of verses from the Psalms.

Freewill Offering