A congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Celebrate the gift of music


Consider Sponsorship of the Around The Cross Concert Series

Begun in 1997, the AROUND THE CROSS Concert Series was designed to supplement the worship life of the Holy Cross congregation. Through the years, the purpose of the concert series has continued to be a celebration of the gift of music at Holy Cross by providing concerts on a regular basis for the pleasure of the members of Holy Cross, their friends and the community.


• "Carols and Lullabies Christmas in the Southwest" by Conrad Susa
• Bach cantata #131 "Aus derTiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir"
• The Handel Chandos anthem "My Song Shall Be Always"
• "Navidad Nuestra" by Ariel Ramirez
• "Feel the Spirit" by John Rutter
• "Anniversary Carols" by Jackson Berkey
• "Five Mystical Songs" by Ralph Vaughan Williams

• Jazz guitarist Frank Portolese
• Classical guitarist Norman Ruiz
• King Fleming on piano
• Organ prodigy Nathan Laube
• Concert violinist and Holy Cross member Kurt Johnson
• Holy Cross member Barb Cannon on cello
• The Valporaiso College Choir

Harpist Joanne Glover has appeared on the series and she has also played on Christmas Eve at Holy Cross every year since 1991. In addition, two operas on the concert series have been Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors" and Britten's Noye’s Fludde. Given in May of 2009, the Holy Cross production of Noye’s Fludde was particularly successful and was a landmark in the life of the congregation.

All performances are held at Holy Cross Lutheran church in Libertyville, Illinois. Reservations are not required. There is no admission fee, but free will donations are accepted.

To view this year’s AROUND THE CROSS Concert Series Schedule, .

Consider Sponsorship of the Around The Cross Concert Series

We appreciate our past supporters and in order for the concert series to continue as an ongoing part of our congregational life, we need your financial support. Contributors will be designated as follows:

$1,000+ ................................................................... Benefactor
$500-999 ................................................................. Sustainer
$250-499 ................................................................. Patron
$100-249 ................................................................. Donor
$25-99 ..................................................................... Friend


To become a contributor, please download and print the donation form .

If you have questions about the series, please call the church at 847.367.4060, or Randy Casey, series manager, at 847. 367.2535 or email Randy at .