Concerts and Special Events

Palm Sunday Concert
Stabat Matar
Sunday, April 2, 2023
4 pm
Pre-concert lecture at 3 pm
Christ Church Chorale and Orchestra
Begin the journey of Holy Week with a performance of Haydn’s Stabat Mater, a setting of the 13th century Christian hymn to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Portraying the suffering of Mary during the crucifixion of Jesus, Haydn brings the text to life through his colorful use of the chorus and orchestra. Often considered his most beloved sacred work, Haydn masterfully captures the grief, despair, pain, fear, and hope of a mother witnessing the death of her son.
Tickets $25
Resurrection Light
Sunday, May 7, 2023
4 pm
Pre-concert lecture at 3 pm
Join all of the Christ Church Choirs in the final concert of the season celebrating the light of the Resurrection.
Featuring Norwegian composer, Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass and American composer, Dan Forrest’s Lux: The Dawn from on High,
these two 21st century masterpieces explore various facets of light – from the rising of the sun to the promise of future light.
Tickets $25
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.
2023 Evensong schedule (services are held at 4 pm):
March 12
May 21
For more information, please contact Scott Hanoian, 313-885-4841 ext. 102 or shanoian@christchurchgp.org.

Past concerts:

MAJESTIC MOZART

Sunday, Nov. 20
4 pm
Pre-concert lecture at 3 pm
Christ Church Chorale and Orchestra
Angela Theis, Soprano
Join the Christ Church Chorale and soprano soloist Angela Theis in an afternoon of music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, featuring a performance of his Great Mass in C minor, K. 427 which Mozart left unfinished but was recently completed by the eminent scholar Robert Levin. The concert also features Mozart’s Exultate, jubilate, K. 165.
Tickets $25

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Sunday, December 11
4 pm
Pre-concert lecture at 3 pm
Christ Church Chorale and Orchestra, Boy and Girl Choristers
Maurice Draughn, Harp
Celebrate the joy of the Christmas season in this festive afternoon of traditional favorites and choral masterpieces.
This year’s concert features selections from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Handel’s Messiah, and Britten’s iconic Ceremony of Carols.
The audience is invited to join in to sing some of our favorite Christmas carols and the Hallelujah Chorus.
Tickets $25.