St. James Chapel Second Saturday at 2 Concert Series

Schola has been invited to perform in the prestigious St. James Chapel in Chicago at the
Second Saturday at 2 Concert Series on Saturday, April 14 at 2 PM.

St. James Chapel was constructed in 1917 in downtown Chicago as a replica of Paris' 13
th century Sainte-Chapelle. Composed of more than 700,000 pieces of antique English glass, the stained glass windows of the Saint James Chapel are known as "the crown jewel of Chicago's architecture."

A group of Chicagoans formed the
Friends of the Windows Conservancy in 1994 to save the Chapel's windows, and the Chapel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

The
Friends of the Windows Conservancy hosts a free one-hour classical program performed by professional vocalists and instrumentalists on the Second Saturday of each month at 2 PM. The series runs from September through May each year. Schola is an amateur group and is honored to be invited to perform in the Chapel!

This special concert will feature Gregorio Allegri's famed 16
th century "Miserere"composition that was smuggled out of the Sistine Chapel in Wolfgang Mozart's head after his visit to Rome during Holy Week of 1770 (at the age of 14!).

All proceeds from the concert will go to restoration of the Chapel's windows. Any donations for Schola travel expenses are greatly appreciated! (A donate button is at the bottom of this page!)

No tickets or reservations are needed!

Saturday, April 14 – 2:00 PM
Saint James Chapel
Archbishop Quigley Center
835 N. Rush St.
Chicago IL 60611
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The program

Cormacus Scripsit
Irish monastic chant, c. 1150. Arr. Michael McGlynn (Ireland, b. 1964)

Miserere
Gregorio Allegri (Italy, 1582 - 1652)

Illumination (Quisquis Eris)
Michael McGlynn (Ireland, b. 1964)

Psallite
Michael Praetorious (Germany, 1571 - 1621)

The Wild Song
Michael McGlynn (Ireland, b. 1964)

Sing Me to Heaven
Daniel Gawthrop (USA, b. 1949)

Prayer
René Clausen (USA, b. 1953)

Siúil a Rúin
Traditional Irish, Arr. Michael McGlynn (Ireland, b. 1964)

Ubi Caritas
Ola Gjeilo (Norway, b. 1978)

They are at Rest
Edward Elgar (England, 1857 - 1934)

The Blue Bird
Charles Villiers Stanford (Ireland, 1852 - 1924)

Dúlamán
Traditional Irish. Arr. Michael McGlynn (Ireland, b. 1964)

Pie Jesu
Arr. Michael McGlynn (Ireland, b. 1964)

Danny Boy
Traditional Irish. Arr. Michael McGlynn (Ireland, b. 1964)


All proceeds from the concert will go to restoration of the Chapel's windows. Any donations for Schola travel expenses are greatly appreciated!