Geneva’s weekend of holiday magic is capped off with the Steeple Walk, greeting patrons with a variety of seasonal music concerts at four local churches.
Presented by the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, the ninth annual event will take place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. 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: Scott Stevenson, who serves as the church’s music director, will be playing on the organ. Outside of church, Stevenson performs with his jazz ensemble and the St. Charles Singers, and also recently presented a Brubeck concert.
• Geneva Lutheran Church: The renowned Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Ensemble has been entertaining audiences since 1985. The group has sung throughout the area, including a Pheasant Run Christmastime appearance with Kenny Rogers.
• Unitarian Universalist Society: The talented Batavia High School Madrigal Singers sing at holiday events with students bringing plenty of energy to their performances.
• First Church of Christ, Scientist: EnsAmble Ad-Hoc has a unique style, primarily focusing on Renaissance and Baroque music. The group has traveled to locations in South, Central and North America to wide acclaim.
Steeple Walk tickets cost $12 per person and are available for purchase on the City’s website. Tickets also are on sale at the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, 8 S. Third St.; Circa, 123 S. Third St.; City Hall, 22 S. First St.; or any of the participating churches. Seating is limited, and attendance by children under age 6 is not recommended.
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. 1 and 2. For more information about the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, visit www.genevarts.org.