Sounds of the South Loop presents the Grant Street String Quartet in concert on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. Featuring the lush sounds of two violins, a viola and cellist, the concert will include music by Bartok, Beethoven and Corpus. Tickets are available at the door or at www.soundsofthesouthloop.com Students and seniors receive reduced admission. A wine and cheese reception will follow. All are welcome.
This Week at Second Church
Second Presbyterian Church will host award-winning teenage cellist Lucie Ticho’s last Chicago concert before she heads east to study in a combined Columbia- Juilliard program, an honor given to just 12 musicians a year. The concert is Saturday, May 7 at 6:00 p.m. Ms. Ticho will perform the world premier of Kim Diehnelt’s “Wintram”, the Chicago premier of David Froom’s “Shades of Red”, and other repertoire. Tickets are free. A reception will be held afterwards. All are welcome.
The parking lot at Cullerton Avenue and Michigan Avenue is currently closed. Parking for Sunday morning worship is available at the Ada McKinley School, 1863 S. Wabash Avenue.
The Session of Second Presbyterian Church unanimously approved hosting, conducting and blessing same-gender marriages. Second Presbyterian Church fully celebrates the inclusive love of God for all people without exception; and rejoices in the unique commitment of two people in the covenant of marriage after receiving appropriate pastoral counseling and care. We invite gay and lesbian couples to be married in this beautiful, National Historic Landmark sanctuary, and welcome all to find a spiritual home here as part of our community of faith.
The Tutoring Program of Second Presbyterian Church is offered every Wednesday night from 6:00–7:30 p.m. Tutors from the Junior League of Chicago partner with tutors from Old St. Mary’s Church, Trinity Episcopal Church and Second Church to offer help with homework, reading, math and science. A serious yet fun atmosphere is offered to help each individual student develop better study habits. All are welcome. Registration forms are available under “Outreach”– or for more information, call the church office (312) 225-4951.