My band Thornfield has been gigging the second Saturday of every month at CityGrounds coffee bar, but we’re taking a lil’ break this month because of multiple other musical commitments, including a wedding! More about that soon–especially because we’ll be singing the Electric Slide. Well–Carrie will be singing, and I’ll be tambourine-ing and occasionally shouting “It’s electric!” Yup.
However! Even though we’re shirking our duties, there’s still lots of great music happening in Chicago this holiday season . . . yes, even without us. Unbelievable, I know.
One of them is a cello ensemble concert. Our friend Jon Lin, a cellist who joined our last Thornfield gig, also belongs to a cello ensemble (there’a whole whoopload of cellos! Oh glory). There are two performances (December 3rd at 7pm–that would be tomorrow!–or December 7th at 8pm), so if you’re in town, check it out! Here’s the facebook event page, and for the record, we’ll be there for the Wednesday concert.
The other concert I wanted to mention is Christmas on the Town, which is Friday the 9th starting at 8pm (here’s the facebook event page with the details).
What is Christmas on the Town, you ask?
Well, it’s our church’s Christmas concert extraordinaire. And it is extraordinaire. This is no tiny choir of elderly ladies with poofy white hair and gently wavering voices singing “Away in a Manger”–no offense to any aging ladies with wavering voices. Our church has many professional musicians in its fold, so the concert is of the blow-your-socks-off variety. This year it’s in Hyde Park, and there will be a choir, an orchestra, Christmas favorites and original compositions.
Seriously–it’s an amazing event. Here’s a lil’ video of a song Carrie did at last year’s concert, for your enjoyment!
Live music . . . Christmas cheer . . . Carrie’s angelic voice . . . do you need any more reasons to come on out??