Holidays a cappella

December 2014

Enjoy a perfect mix of familiar holiday tunes, Renaissance carols, Chanukah songs, Christmas spirituals, and contemporary classics. This year, our seasonal celebration takes place in six glorious venues, giving you more chances to revel in this heartwarming music. Highly-admired conductor and vocal coach Paul Nicholson serves as guest music director. This will be our most enjoyable holiday concert ever!

Performance Dates

Friday: December 5, 2014
8:00 PM

St. Michael Catholic Church
310 S. Wheaton Ave.
Wheaton, IL 60187

Friday: December 5, 2014
8:00 PM

St. Clement Church
642 W. Deming Place
Chicago, IL 60614

Friday: December 12, 2014
8:00 PM

Fourth Presbyterian Church
Michigan Avenue at Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611

Saturday: December 13, 2014
8:00 PM

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
5850 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

Saturday: December 20, 2014
8:00 PM

Nichols Concert Hall
1490 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

Audio Samples

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I Wonder as I Wander
John Jacob Niles, arr. Steve Pilkington
Funky Dreidl
Robert Applebaum
Convidando Esta la Noche
Juan García de Zespedes
Lo Yisa Goy
Stacy Garrop
Bo Sja Raždaje
trad. Ukrainian, arr. James E. Clemens
Behold That Star
Spiritual, arr. R. Isaac
Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
Tchaikosvky, arr. Jeff Funk
Ave Maria
Franz Biebl
A Spotless Rose
Herbert Howells

Event Sponsors

Daily Herald Logo

WBEZ 91.5 Logo

Chicago Maroon Logo

Chicago a cappella is supported by artistic partnership with the University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

Additional Information

Duration:  1 hour and 45 minutes, including intermission.

There is a $2 price increase for all tickets sold at the door of the performances.

All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable. Unused tickets may be returned before the event for a tax-deductible donation. Requests for exchanges for an alternate performance during the same season will be filled subject to availability.

Children seven years old and over are welcome at Chicago a cappella concerts. Every child must have a ticket. Discounted student tickets are available for all concerts.


Paul Nicholson Music Director
Kathryn Kamp Soprano
Alexia Kruger Soprano
Cari Plachy Soprano
Elizabeth Grizzell Mezzo-soprano
Emily Price Mezzo-soprano
Ace Gangoso Tenor
Garrett Johannsen Tenor
Carl Frank Bass
Joe Labozetta Bass
Michael Roemer Bass