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Summit Choral Society Presents: The Christmas Candlelight Concert Series 2023
Sunday, December 17th at 2:30pm EST
Online sale ends: 12/17/23 at 11:00am EST
St. Bernard Church
44 University Avenue
Akron, OH 44308
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The tradition of the Christmas Candlelight Concerts will continue at the historic St. Bernard Catholic Church with the Metropolitan Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Britt Cooper as well as the SCS Children's Choir Program. The Metropolitan Chorus will enhance your holiday season with a variety of traditional holiday classics as well as a featured performance of Illuminare by Elaine Hagenberg! Join Summit Choral Society for an evening of gorgeous pieces sung by candlelight, traditional Christmas songs, as well as featured works! 

- Tickets will be available online until 2PM and then available at the door beginning at 6:15PM. 

Illuminare by Elaine Hagenberg consisting of five movements forchorus and orchestra Illuminare uses  sacred Latin, Greek, and English texts. The piece takes the listener through a season of beauty and goodness that has been disrupted by darkness and confusion. Light gradually returns, hope is restored, illuminating the future and guiding us in peace.


1. SPLENDOR St. Ambrose (340-397)

2. CARITAS​ Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)

3. NOX​ traditional Greek, Aurelius Prudentius Clemens (348-413)

4. MUNERA PACIS  Pope Gregory (540-604)

5. ILLUMINARE HIS Canticle of Zechariah (Luke 1:68-79)

Full Concert Program Coming Soon! 

*College students get in free when College ID is shown at the door. 


Under the direction of

Metropolitan Chorus Conductor, Dr. Britt Cooper
Executive Artistic Director, Shara L. Cocchiola

Principal Conductor, Heather J. Cooper

Metropolitan Chorus Conductor, Dr. Britt Cooper

Choral Director, Emily Garlock

Choral Director, Jessica Bell



Michael Houff - Concertmaster
Marlene Moses - Violin
Jeff Singler - Cello
Patricia Johnston - Bass
Shara Cocchiola - Flute
Matt Dudack - Timpani
Steve Cocchiola - Percussion
Mario Buchanan - Organ


*All programming subject to change without notice. 

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Event starts at 2:30pm
Doors open at 2:00pm

Reserved: $25.00
Elite: $35.00
Preferred: $30.00

All Ages

St. Bernard Church<br> 44 University Avenue<br> Akron, 44308





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