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Sacred Heart Concert Series at Oberlin

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The Sacred Heart Concert Series is a project with a mission to connect Oberlin Conservatory musicians with the local community. Presenting concerts during the academic year, SHCS offers an assortment of solo and chamber ensemble repertoire at Oberlin’s Sacred Heart Catholic Church. SHCS staff include Simon Housner (Founder & Executive Director), Johnum Palado (Artistic Director), Faustina Housner (Editor) and Christopher Gokelman (Advisor).

A two-part concert series, performing the complete Cello Suites of J. S. Bach, was held on Friday, 5 February 2021 (Suites 1-3) and on Sunday, 7 February 2021 (Suites 4-6).  Each Suite is highlighted in its own vidwo:

Suite 1

Suite 2

Suite 3

Suite 4

Suite 5

Suite 6


The final concert in the Fall 2020 Sacred Heart Concert Series was Sunday afternoon, 16 November 2020.  Each piece performed is highlighted in its own video.

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Part 2 of 7

Part 3 of 7

Part 4 of 7

Part 5 of 7

Part 6 of 7

Part 7 of 7


The October 4th Chamber Concert, originally billed as an outdoor event, was moved indoors because of weather conditions.  Each of the 5 pieces performed is highlighted in its own video.

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Part 2 of 5

Part 3 of 5

Part 4 of 5

Part 5 of 5


The fall 2020 Sacred Heart Concert Series began on 13 September 2020 with a performance by Simon Housner who was The Standing Cellist!

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In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, our Oberlin College student parishioners performed “Baethoven 131 and more!”

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On Friday, 13 December 2019, we were overwhelmed by the stellar performances of 9 Oberlin College students who celebrated “Christmas in Florence” with us.

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Simon Hausner performed a Sophomore Recital at Sacred Heart on 4 October 2019:

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Christopher Gokelman offered a benefit concert at Sacred Heart on 17 May 2019. The Oberlin Community Meal program was the recipient of the $905 raised at this concert.