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Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Offer Free Lenten Concert

Teresa Scalise and the Rev. Bobby Krueger to Perform a Concert of Sacred Music

Des Plaines, IL (April 2, 2019) – A special Lenten concert will take place on Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m., in the St. Joseph Chapel at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1170 North River Road in Des Plaines. The multi-lingual concert of sacred music, entitled "Lift My Soul," will feature singer Teresa Scalise and musician Rev. Bobby Krueger.  Musical selections will be performed in English, Spanish, Italian and Latin.    

The concert is intended to help guide one’s personal reflections in preparation for Easter.

"Lift My Soul" is also the title of the newly released album from HymnMusic Records, a collaboration between Scalise and her brother, Nick, the album's producer. 

Scalise, a HymnMusic Artist, is originally from Des Plaines. Her love of music was cultivated at Maine West H.S. and the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.  While pursuing a degree in Musical Theatre, she discerned a vocation to music ministry.  Since 2011, Scalise has been the Music Director at St. Bede the Venerable Parish in Chicago where she directs three choirs and collaborates on bilingual Masses.  She has performed at parishes throughout the Chicago area, including cantering at Holy Name Cathedral for the Episcopal Ordination Mass. 

The Rev. Bobby Krueger is Pastor at St. Leonard's Parish in Berwyn.  Prior to his ordination in 2012, Krueger frequently performed as a piano accompanist at Masses.

The concert is free, but a free will offering is encouraged to support the ministry and development of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. For more information about the concert, please call the Shrine office at 847.294.1806.