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
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Music
Music
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Grace and Humor
Grace and Humor
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Audience engagement
Audience engagement
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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
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Bobby Lewis, Trumpet
Bobby Lewis, Trumpet
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Geraldo de Oliviera, Percussion
Geraldo de Oliviera, Percussion
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Jerry Coleman, Percussion
Jerry Coleman, Percussion
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Larry Gray, bass
Larry Gray, bass
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Ken Jandes, Saxophone
Ken Jandes, Saxophone
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Bobby Schiff, Piano
Bobby Schiff, Piano
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THE VOICES

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

The choir
The choir
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Daniel Riley, baritone
Daniel Riley, baritone
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Emma Grisamore, soprano
Emma Grisamore, soprano
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Gayle Bisesi, alto
Gayle Bisesi, alto
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Dan MacDonald, tenor
Dan MacDonald, tenor
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Kecia Waldschmidt, soprano
Kecia Waldschmidt, soprano
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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
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The First Noel - Andy Tecson
The First Noel - Andy Tecson
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We Three Kings
We Three Kings

Bobby Lewis The Trumpet King

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

Geraldo de Oliviera The Latin Percussion King

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The Tap Dancing King
The Tap Dancing King
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God's Love Made Visible
God's Love Made Visible
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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!

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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.