Thursday, December 22, 2016, 12:00 PM

Location: Cathedral Church of St. Paul | Des Moines, 815 High Street, Des Moines, IA US 50309

Coordinator: Rebecca Gruber | ((515) 277-8816)

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Cathedral Organist Mark A. Babcock plays music for the season on Thursday December 22 at Noon. Mr. Babcock will be joined by Susan Odem, oboe, and Rebecca Gruber, soprano

The Advent Organ Recitals are designed to give a midday refuge to music-lovers in a busy season. The repertoire can be contemplative in tone or very grand, exploring all the colors of the magnificent Casavant organ. The music will highlight Advent and Christmas themes, and many of the organists' choices include Advent and Christmas hymn and chant melodies. Listeners are encouraged to bring their lunches and eat in the pews (yes!). The audience is also encouraged to bring quarters for the parking meters. Much of the Cathedral lot is rented out during the day; parking at meters on the street is available.