Two local churches join for 'Winter's Grace -- A Cantata for Christmas'

Updated 12/10/2021 11:44 AM

Experience an unforgettable musical presentation of the Christmas story through "Winter's Grace -- A Cantata for Christmas."

Accompanied by a full chamber orchestra, it will be performed by the combined adult choirs of Shepherd of the Prairie Lutheran Church and Immanuel Lutheran Church.


They will flood the sanctuary with messages of hope, peace, joy and love during this joyous season.

The first performance will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 300 S. Pathway Court in Crystal Lake.

The second concert will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at Shepherd of the Prairie Lutheran Church, 10805 Main St. in Huntley.

The 40-plus combined choir and full chamber orchestra will be under the direction of Jane McMullen, director of music at Shepherd of the Prairie, and Robert Blazek, director of music at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

These highly recognized music directors are collaborating to interpret the music of contemporary Christian composer Joseph Martin with "Winter's Grace -- A Cantata for Christmas" through the inspiration of the choirs and orchestra.

McMullen and Blazek have successfully developed excellent music programs at their respective churches.

Admission is free and donations are accepted. Experience the joy and peace of "Winter's Grace -- A Cantata for Christmas."

Visit the Shepherd of the Prairie Lutheran Church website at for further information or contact McMullen at

Shepherd of the Prairie Lutheran Church, under the faith leadership of senior pastor Rev. Mark Boster, has served the Huntley community for over 20 years.


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