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Murder in the Cathedral: Schola Antiqua Tells a Tale of Thomas Becket

  • Byron Colby Barn 1561 Jones Point Road Grayslake, IL, 60030 United States (map)

Praised for their "marvelously warm, full sound," Schola Antiqua of Chicago has been dedicated to the cause of bringing early music to modern audiences since its inception in 2000.  The award-winning group, under the direction of Michael Alan Anderson, will present their latest project on January 8th as part of the Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn in Grayslake.

Presenting motets, carols, and other works from the thirteenth through fifteenth century, the group will tell the story of the life, untimely death, and canonization of Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury.  The various works, written in Becket's honor following his death, have been beautifully researched and prepared by the ensemble.

Tickets are $20, and may be purchased at the door by cash or check only.  For more information on the concert series, visit

Soprano: Laura Lynch, Stephanie Sheffield
Tenor: Matthew Dean, Keith Murphy, Frank, Villella
Bass: William Chin