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Music in the Chapel

Music in the Chapel: Schola Cantorum of Eau Claire

April 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Lakewood Chapel
$15 in advance / $20 at the door
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Music in the Chapel

The Music in the Chapel series showcases an eclectic range of performers and local musicians for musical performances that showcase the acoustical charms of this historic and unique architectural landmark, right in the heart of the city.

Join us this April as we welcome Schola Cantorum of Eau Claire to perform a new selection of mourning and funeral inspired choral arrangements in this powerful space. 

About Schola Cantorum of Eau Claire

Schola Cantorum of Eau Claire is a chamber ensemble in the Chippewa Valley area dedicated to the historically informed performance of a cappella vocal music of the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. Now in its fifth season, Schola has frequently performed in the Chippewa Valley area and has been invited to perform at the Wisconsin Choral Directors’ Association, the papal Candlemas by the Madison Diocese, and the Madison Early Music Festival Fringe Series.

Founded in 2014, it is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Please consider supporting us with a tax-exempt contribution. You may make a donation online through our website (

About the director of Schola Cantorum of Eau Claire, Jerry Hui

Jerry (Chiwei) Hui has written a wide variety of music that ranges from serious concert art music to humorous choral arrangements. His music has been performed in the United States, Germany, France, Scotland, Indonesia, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong by community choirs, campus ensembles, and professional groups. Described by critics as “seriously fun”, and with “accomplished contrapuntal texture.”, his composition has won prizes including the Robert Helps Prize 2008, and received commission that was featured at the World Saxophone Congress.

As a conductor, Dr. Hui has founded and directed various community choirs, church choirs, chamber ensembles and orchestras. At home in both early and contemporary music, he has performed often as baritone and countertenor, actively premiering works by fellow composers. Performances by his ensembles have been featured on Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Choral Directors Association conference, and the Fringe Series of Madison Early Music Festival. He is currently the director of choral activities at University of Wisconsin-Stout, assistant conductor at the Madison Early Music Festival, and artistic director of the Schola Cantorum of Eau Claire.

A native of Hong Kong, Jerry Hui received his DMA degree in music composition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Hui’s principal composition teachers include David Crumb, Stephen Dembski, Robert Kyr, Joel Naumann and Laura Schwendinger. His conducting teachers are Beverly Taylor , Sharon Paul, and Bruce Gladstone.

The Historic Lakewood Memorial Chapel

This event will take place in the beautiful and historic Lakewood Memorial Chapel. This stunning building was built in 1910 by architect Harry Wild Jones, and is modeled after the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul. It is one of the only examples of Byzantine style chapels in the US, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Click here for more information on the Lakewood Memorial Chapel.

Signs will be posted directing you to the event location or click here for GPS navigation through Google Maps.

Bike parking is also available at a bike rack near the front gate.


Parking is available on any of the roads inside Lakewood’s gates unless otherwise noted with a no parking sign. Handicap parking will be available near the chapel entrance. Lakewood does not have an onsite parking lot – it is street parking only. This means you may have to park a short distance and walk. We strongly encourage carpooling and taking public transportation.


There is a bus that stops right outside of Lakewood’s gates, which is a short walk to the chapel.


Please park any bikes at the bike rack to the west of the main entrance. There is a nice ride station available on 34th/Hennepin, and 36th/Bryant. Do not lock bikes to trees or signs, or leave unlocked bikes on the grounds.

Accessibility Notice

Due to the historic nature of this venue, there are limited accessibility accommodations that can be made. Accessibility notices are below:

  • Handicap accessible parking will be available near the entrance of the chapel
  • A ramp is available leading into the chapel
  • All seating is in fixed pews – there is some room in the back of the venue for a wheelchair but it is limited. Please contact the event organizer at to ensure we can reserve a wheelchair accessible space for your group.
  • Two single stall restrooms are available on the main level but cannot accommodate a wheelchair.

We apologize for these inconveniences. While we strive to be welcoming to all, there are limitations within this historic space. If you have any questions about accommodations or accessibility needs please contact us at 612-540-5165 or


Two single stall restrooms are available in the chapel.

Weather Cancellations

Because this event in indoors, we will only cancel if there are snowstorms or other dangerous storms that will impact our ability to safely access the building. If the event is cancelled, all registered attendees will be notified and we will update the event page on our website.


Full refunds can be issued up to 24 hours before the event starts. You can either request a refund through Eventbrite or email

Questions? Call the Lakewood events line at 612-540-5165 or email to

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