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Long noted for it's excellence in sacred music, Christ and St. Luke has stood as a beacon to the community for over 100 years.  We seek to wed the beauty of traditional worship, excellence of music, superior preaching that allows the Gospel to speak to the real contexts of our lives in the 21st Century, gracious hospitality and a warm welcome extended to all persons. Please take a few minutes to explore this exciting concert season, and notice what stirs your heart, awakens your soul, or intrigues your mind.
 
The Rev. Canon Win Lewis
Rector

 

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SACRED MUSIC IN A SACRED SPACE - UPCOMING EVENTS
Sunday, March 5, 5:30pm
Choral Evensong for Lent
The three choirs of Eastern Shore Chapel, St. Andrew’s Church, and Christ and St. Luke’s present Choral Evensong for the season of Lent, including Edward Bairstow’s magnificent cathedral anthem Blessed City, Heavenly Salem.
 
Sunday, March 26, 3pm *please note change of time
A Bach Crescendo
The Annual Allen Shaffer Concert
The Fifth Anniversary concert of the Annual Allen Shaffer Concert Series will be performed in the intimate surroundings of Christ and St. Luke's beautiful Gothic Selden Chapel. The performing artists include soprano Billye Brown Youmans; flutist Patty Watters, cellist Jeffrey Phelps, and harpsichordist Allen Shaffer. The program, entitled “A Bach Crescendo”, includes solo, chamber and vocal music for from one to four performers.   Tickets $10, Students Free.
 
Palm Sunday, April 9, 5:30pm
Music for Passiontide
Ensembles from Old Dominion University, led by Bianca Hall, present music for Passiontide, an hour long meditation of music composed for Holy Week observances.  Music includes Monteverdi’s Christe, Adoramus te, Schütz’s Die Sieben Worte Jesu Christi am Kreuz, and Bach’s magnificent cantata 182 Himmelskoenig, sei willkommen.  Free.
 
Sunday, April 23, 4pm
Organist Scott Dettra in concert
Virtuosic organist Scott Dettra will dazzle audiences with his formidable technique and stunning musicianship.  Formerly Organist at Washington National Cathedral and now at the Church of the Incarnation, Dallas, the Washington Post hailed “Scott Dettra played the organ with flag-waving panache.”  Cosponsored by the American Guild of Organists and the Virginia Arts Festival.  Tickets available at the door.
 
Sunday, April 30, 5:30pm
Treble Festival Evensong
The youth choristers from area churches gather together to present a service of Choral Evensong.  Youth Choirs are the future of church music, and our inspirational choristers will lead us in an evening of song within the context of the Anglican tradition.  Participating choirs include Christ and St. Luke’s, All Saints Church Richmond, and St. Paul’s Church Richmond.
 
Thursday, May 4, 7:30pm
Chanticleer
Their soaring vocals thrill in ancient madrigals that echo with history and passion, seduce with unforgettable renditions of standards from the Great American Songbook, and rev up crowds with hits like Queen’s Somebody to Love. Close your eyes and you’ll scarcely believe this extraordinary sound comes from just a dozen male voices. “Otherworldly harmonies and aching, unresolved melodies. The adoring throng demanded an encore” (The New York Times).  $35 Tickets only available through the Virginia Arts Festival.
 
Thursday, May 25, 7pm
Three Choirs Festival for Ascension Day
The Choirs from St. Paul’s, St. Andrew’s, and Christ and St. Luke’s join forces to present a Three Choirs hymn festival for Ascension Day.  Noted organist and choral director Todd Wilson will lead the Choirs with Brass and Timpani in an evening of inspiration music spanning the centuries.
 
Saturday, June 3, 7pm
Cabaret!
Now in this third year, you won’t want to miss our annual Cabaret!  The Parish Choir has hidden talents that you won’t hear on a Sunday morning.  Join us for an amazing evening of music from the movies, Broadway musicals, and other gems of the repertoire.  The fun begins at 7 p.m. with drinks and large silent auction featuring art, jewelry and numerous treasures. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and show will follow. Proceeds from this event benefit upcoming Choir tours.
 
Sunday, June 11, 10:15am
Anglican Heritage Celebration
Our program year closes with a celebration of our Anglican heritage.  The choir will sing favourite hymns, and the service will be followed by a high tea.  Ladies are encouraged to wear hats!
2016/17 Season At-A-Glance
Sunday, October 2, 5:30pm
Choral Evensong for St. Michael and All Angels
 
Monday, October 3, 7:30pm
Norfolk Chamber Consort
 
Thursday, October 13, 7pm
TRADOC Chamber Winds
 
Sunday, October 23, 4pm
Duo Thalassa
 
Sunday, October 16, 10:15am
Choral Matins and Eucharist for St. Luke’s Day
 
Sunday, November 6, 5:30pm
Mozart Requiem  Season highlight
 
Sunday, November 13, 2:30pm
Suzuki Strings Bach Festival
 
Sunday, November 27, 5:30pm
Advent Lessons & Carols
 
Friday, December 2, 8pm
Sunday, December 4, 4pm
Sing we Nowell
 
Friday, December 9, 7:30pm
Stephen Coxe & Friends
 
Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, 9:30pm
Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols
 
Sunday, January 15, 10:15am
Norfolk State University Choir
 
Sunday, January 29, 10:15am
Orchestral Eucharist
 
Sunday, February 26, 5pm *note date change
Choral Evensong at St. James’ Church, Richmond
 
Sunday, March 5, 5:30pm
Choral Evensong for Lent
 
Sunday, March 26, 3pm
A Bach Crescendo
 
Palm Sunday, April 9, 5:30pm
Music for Passiontide
 
Sunday, April 23, 4pm
Organist Scott Dettra in concert
 
Sunday, April 30, 5:30pm
Treble Festival Evensong
 
Thursday, May 4, 7:30pm
Chanticleer
 
Thursday, May 25, 7pm
Three Choirs Festival for Ascension Day with Todd Wilson
 
Saturday, June 3, 7pm
Cabaret!
 
Sunday, June 11, 10:15am
Anglican Heritage Celebration