As part of the always popular weekend in Geneva that begins each year’s Christmas Season, the Steeple Walk returns Sunday afternoon December 9, from 2 to 4:30pm. Now in its fourth year sponsored by the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, it features a variety of seasonal music concerts at four Geneva churches, all within easy walking distance.
The well-known Geneva High School Viking Ensemble Jazz Choir, led by Roxane Curtis, will perform at the United Methodist Church at Second and Hamilton Streets.
The accomplished Hanson String Quartet, from the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra, will appear at the Lutheran Church on South Third Street.
Singing at the Unitarian Universalist Society on Second Street will be the women’s chorus from DeKalb, Bread & Roses.
Opposite on Second Street, the First Church of Christ, Scientist will host the internationally celebrated Pastiche Steel Ensemble. It is comprised of three talented performers on the steel pan, graduates of Northern Illinois University’s world-renowned program.
Two audience groups attend 20-minute concerts played simultaneously at the Methodist and Lutheran churches, and change places. They then move to the last performances in the Unitarian and Christian Science churches opposite each other on Second Street. Guides lead each group.
Tickets cost $12 and are available at the Geneva History Center, Circa on Third Street, and through PayPal.
The Steeple Walk Committee is comprised of Gail Tattersfield, Kris Lind, Linda Kopec, Amy Steenson, Kent Gallagher, Jeanne Neltnor, and Linda Valentine.