Saint Luke Church presents

Bending Towards the Light

A JAZZ NATIVITY

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Saturday, December 7 at 4:00 PM

1500 W. Belmont, Chicago

A BENEFIT FOR CHICAGO CANINE RESCUE

Free admission    Free parking

A Free-Will Offering Benefits Chicago Canine Rescue 

Bring Your Dog to the Show!  (on a leash, please)

Drama and Pageantry
Drama and Pageantry
Music
Music
Grace and Humor
Grace and Humor
Audience engagement
Audience engagement

THE INSTRUMENTS

Bobby Lewis, trumpet; Kirk Garrison, trumpet; Andy Tecson, Saxophone; Ken Jandes, Saxophone;

Tim Coffman, Trombone; Jerry Coleman, drums; Danny Howard, Latin Percussion;

Bobby Schiff, piano; Larry Grey, bass; Justin Sisul, Director

Andy Tecson - Saxophone
Andy Tecson - Saxophone
Bobby Lewis, Trumpet
Bobby Lewis, Trumpet
Geraldo de Oliviera, Percussion
Geraldo de Oliviera, Percussion
Jerry Coleman, Percussion
Jerry Coleman, Percussion
Larry Gray, bass
Larry Gray, bass
Ken Jandes, Saxophone
Ken Jandes, Saxophone
Bobby Schiff, Piano
Bobby Schiff, Piano

THE VOICES

Kecia Waldschmidt, soprano; Gayle Bisesi, alto; Emma Grisamore, soprano; DanMacDonald, tenor; Daniel Riley, baritone

The choir
The choir
Daniel Riley, baritone
Daniel Riley, baritone
Emma Grisamore, soprano
Emma Grisamore, soprano
Gayle Bisesi, alto
Gayle Bisesi, alto
Dan MacDonald, tenor
Dan MacDonald, tenor
Kecia Waldschmidt, soprano
Kecia Waldschmidt, soprano

THE ACTION;  Mary, Joseph, Angels, Shepherds and Kings

Bobby Lewis - the Trumpet King; Nico Rubio, the Tap-Dancing King, Geraldo Oliviera, the Latin Percussion King

Bridget Grissom, Spirit of Mary-Modern Dance

Mother and Child
Mother and Child
The First Noel - Andy Tecson
The First Noel - Andy Tecson
We Three Kings
We Three Kings

Bobby Lewis The Trumpet King

Angels we have heard on high
Angels we have heard on high
The Holy Family
The Holy Family
We Three Kings
We Three Kings

Geraldo de Oliviera The Latin Percussion King

The Tap Dancing King
The Tap Dancing King
God's Love Made Visible
God's Love Made Visible
Softly Falls the Tender Night
Softly Falls the Tender Night

Modern Dance

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And because it's a Benefit for CHICAGO CANINE RESCUE,

let's highlight our canine cast member, CODY as a Sheep

and share some of the visitors to last year's show.

Bring your pet to mingle in the lobby and to enjoy the show!

Jazz arrangements of traditional Christmas carols along with original compositions tell the story of Mary, Jesus, Joseph, the Angels, the Shepherds, and the three Wise Men in a staged production.  Filled with a sense of grace and humor, the cast will include a tap dancing king, a Latin percussion king and a trumpet king, as well as vocal soloists, a vocal jazz quartet, choir and eight piece jazz band.

A free-will offering will benefit Chicago Canine Rescue.