Christmas at the Cathedral

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2021-

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2021

Cathedral of Saint Joseph

521 N. Duluth Ave.

Sioux Falls, SD

EVENT OVERVIEW

The nationally acclaimed Christmas at the Cathedral will be December 16th – 19th at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. This year’s theme, “Be Born in Me, is a first-hand account of God’s Incarnation into the human race. Through actress Apolonia Davalos, audiences will experience Mary’s perspective on the monumental moments of Jesus’ birth, and his miraculous life and mission on earth.

From the Annunciation to the Resurrection, the meaning of Christmas will come alive through the inspiring musical compositions and arrangements of Music Director and Conductor, Dan Goeller, and our featured soloists, Nashville recording artists, Shane O’Connell and Shelley Jennings, along with the Christmas at the Cathedral Orchestra and Choir.

In addition to being an inspiring Christmas experience, Christmas at the Cathedral supports the poor and vulnerable in our midst through endowments for the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House; as well as the ongoing care of the Cathedral of St. Joseph, one of the region’s most significant civic and sacred landmarks. God’s Incarnation is not just a historical event, it is something that happens within each of us every moment of every day. We look forward to sharing with you the joy of God’s Incarnation during the 25th annual Christmas at the Cathedral!

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS

SHELLEY JENNINGS

Female Soloist

Shelley Jennings is a daughter, wife, mother, professional recording artist, part-time
travel consultant, writer, reader and happy follower of Jesus Christ. After more than 25 years in worship and speaking ministry, she has become more convinced than ever of God’s unfathomable power in the heavens and his lavish love for people. Her greatest hope is to glorify him in everything she says and everything she does.

She is a native of Houston, Texas, and happy transplant to Nashville, Tennessee, where she loves life with John, her husband and Annie, her daughter. Her music is available on iTunes, including Redeemed, a project of original songs, and her latest release Quiet Rest: Lullabies for the Children of God, celebrating the calming embrace of a loving father.

SHANE McCONNELL

Male Soloist

Shane McConnell has been a Nashville studio singer for 20 plus years. He can be heard on recordings by Garth Brooks, Wynonna Judd, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, Newsboys, Natalie Grant, Dolly Parton, Chris Isaak, Rob Mathes, Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disney, Call of Duty and The Sims video game.

Since 2006 he has been part of the Gaither Homecoming family, performing on Homecoming videos, live events and studio projects. He also owns his own studio where he enjoys producing and recording with some of the top artists in Gospel Music.

APOLONIA DAVALOS

Actress

Apolonia Davalos is a successful Off-Broadway actress, producer, award-winning independent filmmaker, and entrepreneur.

Known for The Making of: Loving Arms (2021); as a producer for the 54 Film Fest (Nashville, TN); South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s Music Matters; Apolonia also serves as co-producer of Levitt in Your Living Room with South Dakota Public Broadcasting; The Good Book (2014); producer and director of the Euripides Series in Times Square (2010) with productions of Andromache and Hippolytus.

In 2020, Apolonia served as a key member of the mayor-appointed Sioux Falls Arts Task Force.

As a parishioner of the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, and to her acting credits, she is blessed to be chosen to perform in this years’ production of Christmas at the Cathedral. Some of her feature films include: The Good Book, Providence, Fearsville 2, and The Invasion of Kelly. She originated the role of MARGO PALMER in the pilot episode for the original television show The Alley. She also originated the Off-Broadway role of LYNN CORDERO in Looking for Billy Haines. Regionally, she starred in Boston’s professional premiere of Metamorphoses as MYRRHA at Boston Center for the Arts; made her Nashville theatrical debut as TITANIA, Queen of the Fairies, for the Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s 25th Anniversary production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

DAN GOELLER

Musical Director & Conductor

Dan Goeller is a composer whose colorful orchestrations and accessible
compositional style have delighted audiences and performers around the world and been widely published. Dan has also worked on numerous recordings and several tours with artists including Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Michael W. Smith, CeCe Winans, Nickel Creek, Larnelle Harris and others. Dan’s music, often under his own direction as a conductor, has been performed by numerous orchestras and choruses including the National Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Nashville Symphony and many others. Dan’s compositions have been programmed on numerous nationally televised concerts and have also been featured in both regional and national radio and television broadcasts.

Dan and his wife, Heidi, founded Harmony South Dakota in January 2014. Harmony SD is an El Sistema-inspired after-school program providing children ages seven and up with the opportunity to transform their lives by developing and practicing essential life skills–like discipline, perseverance, and cooperation–they need to be successful wherever their life’s journey takes them. Harmony operates every afternoon that school is in session (from 2:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.) and several weeks throughout the summer at St. Joseph Cathedral School. Information about supporting or volunteering at Harmony SD can be found at www.HarmonySouthDakota.org

Sponsorship Opportunities & Admission

  • Recognition as the “exclusive” sponsor for one of the six performances. (Choice of performance based on availability.)
  • Prominent company logo on the front of the tickets for your specific presenting performance.
  • Two front-row reserved pews for presenting performance, plus 50 additional reserved section tickets. (To be used at the sponsor’s discretion for employees, clients, family, etc.)
  • Private thank you reception with Bishop Donald DeGrood at The Bishop’s House prior to your presenting performance. (20 guests total)
  • Live recognition from the stage at all performances.
  • Prominent recognition at the beginning and end of the statewide television broadcast across South Dakota (including parts of Minnesota and Iowa) on Christmas night on KELOLAND Television; including a 30 second television spot at either the beginning or end of the broadcast.
  • Logo recognition on a professionally produced 30-second promotional spot to be broadcast on KELO Television and Midco Cable channels in South Dakota, and parts of Minnesota and Iowa.
  • Logo recognition on the back of all six performance tickets.
  • Prominent logo and/or name recognition on the CCFESD website.
  • Full-page color promotional Christmas greeting in show program (5,000 printed copies).
  • Prominent logo recognition on all print material including posters and fliers.
  • Digital Media recognition, including all social media platforms and e-mail blasts to past participants.
  • Logo recognition on Argus Leader color promotional ads (2).
  • Logo recognition on Hy-Vee Store promotional ads and displays.
  • Logo recognition in Bishop’s bulletin Promotional & Thank You add (38,000 households).
  • Limited edition 25th Anniversary tree ornament for patron guests.
  • Patron reception for you and your guests following the concert on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday evening.
  • Valet parking for the Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening concerts or reserved parking for the remaining performances.
  • Three prominently reserved Paton Pews at the performance of your choice.
  • Recognition at the end of the statewide television broadcast across South Dakota (including parts of Minnesota and Iowa) on Christmas night on KELOLAND Television.
  • Full-page, black and white promotional Christmas greeting in th show program (5,000 printed copies).
  • Logo recognition on a professionally produced 30-second promotional spot to be broadcast on KELO Television and Midco Cable channels in South Dakota, and parts of Minnesota and Iowa.
  • Live recognition from stage at all performances.
  • Logo and/or name recognition on the CCFESD website.
  • Digital Media recognition, including all social media platforms and e-mail blasts to past participants.
  • Recognition on Argus Leader color promotional ads (2).
  • Recognition in Bishop’s bulletin Promotional & Thank You add (38,000 households).
  • Limited edition 25th Anniversary tree ornament for patron guests.
  • Patron reception for you and your guests following the concert on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday evening.
  • Valet parking for the Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening concerts or reserved parking for the remaining performances.
  • Two prominently reserved Patron Pews at the performance of your choice.
  • Live recognition from stage at all performances.
  • Half-page, black and white promotional Christmas greeting in the show program (5,000 printed copies).
  • Name recognition on the CCFESD website.
  • Digital Media recognition, including all social media platforms and e-mail blasts to past participants.
  • Recognition on Argus Leader color promotional ads (2).
  • Recognition in Bishop’s bulletin Promotional & Thank You add (38,000 households).
  • Limited edition 25th Anniversary tree ornament for patron guests.
  • Patron reception for you and your guests following the concert on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday evening.
  • Valet parking for the Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening concerts or reserved parking for the remaining performances.
  • One reserved pew at the performance of your choice (seats approximately 10.)
  • 2.625″ x 3.75″ holiday greeting in the show program
  • Name listed in show program
  • Patron reception for you and your guests following the concert on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday evening
  • Limited edition 25th Anniversary tree ornament
  • Valet parking (for evening shows on Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening. Reserved parking for matinees and Sunday evening.) 
  • Reserved seat at the performance of your choice
  • Name listed in show program
  • Patron reception following the concert on Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening
  • Limited edition 25th Anniversary tree ornament
  • Valet parking (For evening shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Reserved parking for matinees and Sunday evening.)
  • General Admission tickets allow for seating on a first come basis located immediately behind the Patron Admission pews.

SPONSORSHIPS & TICKET PURCHASES

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PAPER FORM

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in person or by mail to 523 N Duluth Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

SPONSOR

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VOLUNTEER

We are looking for AMAZING volunteers to make Christmas at the Cathedral another successful event!

More details and volunteer sign up coming soon!

ABOUT THE BENEFICIARIES

About The Bishop Dudley Hospitality House & The Cathedral of St. Joseph Fund

The Bishop Dudley Hospitality House is an emergency overnight & daytime shelter and the endowment assists with it’s ongoing care and maintenance. The Cathedral of St. Joseph is one of the most iconic civic and sacred landmarks in South Dakota. The endowment supports the care and maintenance of this holy structure. 

tHANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

PRESENTING SPONSORS