Dear Friends of the Shrine,
Music comes from the heart. At The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, your heart always has a home. As a Shrine family, nothing brings us closer together than the sounds of beautiful music.
During this pandemic time, many of us have not been able to visit the Shrine as much as in years past. To ensure that we do not lose that special place in our hearts, we have done our best to make sure that the “Shrine comes to you!”
With the wonderful success of our “Mary & Christmas” recorded concert, we thought it would be a great time to bring the “Shrine to you…” again!
And so, it is with great joy and honor that we invite you to our Shrine “Autumn Concert Trilogy:”
Il Cinema * L’Opera * Omaggio a Sinatra
On each Sunday evening, we will release one of our virtual concerts.
These three concerts are truly magical moments. I know, I was there when we recorded them! Now, I want to share them with our Shrine family.
I am confident that the music will touch your hearts, as it did mine. After all, that is what beautiful music does best… from our Shrine to your home.
Wishing you God’s blessings & magical music,
Rev. Richard N. Fragomeni, PhD, Rector
Autumn Concert Trilogy presented virtually
“Il Cinema” – Sunday, September 26, 2021 – available at 7:00 p.m. In this concert, conductor/arranger Paul French and the Shrine Ensemble pay homage to two of the musical greats of Italian cinema, Ennio Marricone and Nino Rota.
“L’Opera” – Sunday, October 3, 2021 – available at 7:00 p.m. A performance by members of the Chicago Lyric Opera. This program consists of Italian opera songs starting with a rousing number by Luigi Denza, “Funiculi, Funicula.”
“Omaggio a Sinatra” – Sunday, October 10, 2021 – available at 7:00 p.m. Sinatra favorites performed by Paul Marinaro and the Metropolitan Jazz Quartet.
If you cannot view Concert(s) on initial date(s), the Link is live for viewing 24/7 until Saturday, October 23rd.
Please register by Wednesday, September 22nd.
There are two ways to register online via the link or you may print and send in the registration form below.
To register online please click on this link. You will be redirected to Give Central. You may select the “Complete Series” for $200.00, or an individual concert – “Il Cinema”, “L’Opera”, or “Omaggio as Sinatra” each $75.00.
Or you may use this form to print, complete and either send the form to the Shrine office or drop in the Sunday collection. Please click here for the form.
Lastly, after you register a Concert LINK and instructions to the virtual program will be sent the day before the concert, via the Email Address you provide.
If you have any questions, please contact Marcia at the Shrine office via email or at 312.421.3757 x310.