Music for All Ages!
Plenty of ways for children and youth to make music in church!
Angel Choir (Ages 4-7)
The Angel Choir, directed by Sherry Flugel and accompanied by Lora Ilhardt, includes children age four through first grade. This group performs two times a year, rehearsing a few times prior to each performance, typically on Sundays at 4:00 pm. This year, they will perform in worship on Christmas Eve 2016 at 4 pm and May 7, 2017. Sign up here! Contact Sherry Flugel 630.469.3096 X 20 for more information.
Joyful Noise children’s choir (grades 2-5)
Joyful Noise, directed by Michele Hecht, meets once a week on Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm (new time!), starting October 1. We learn hymns, worship songs, silly songs and anthems to perform in worship. We learn about rhythm, melody, harmony and form through singing, moving, playing instruments and reading music. Beginning Oct 18, we add rehearsals on Sundays, 4:00-5:30pm to start working on a fully-staged cantata to present in worship on December 11, 2016. Contact Michele Hecht 630.469.3096 X 15 for more information
Jr. High Singers (grades 6-8)
The Jr. High Singers, directed by Jeff Haeger , includes boys and girls in grades six through eight. This group performs twice a year, rehearsing a few times before each performance. This year, they will sing on Jr. High Sunday, Nov. 6 and late Winter. Watch for announcements and emails in October and January.Contact Jeff Haeger for more information.
Sr. High (grades 9-12)
Singers are invited to sing with the two adult choirs, perform solos or in small groups, and / or get involved with the One Voice Outreach Choir for high school students.
The Celebration Choir is an adult/teen choir, directed by Michele Hecht, that sings a variety of musical styles and performs in worship on alternate Sundays.
Rehearsals: Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Contact Michele Hecht 630.469.3096 X 15 for more information.
The Sanctuary Singers is an adult/teen choir, directed by Jeff Haeger, that sings a variety of musical styles and performs in worship on alternate Sundays.
Rehearsals: Sunday, 7:00 p.m. Contact Jeff Haeger for more information.
One Voice Outreach Choir
This choir is an interdenominational group of high school students and is a faith-based outreach to bring teenagers together with senior citizens through concerts and fellowship at area nursing homes and retirement centers. Auditions are held in May. Choir rehearsals are every Tuesday from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. in the All-Purpose Room-Sept. through mid May. Contact Jennifer Frazer 630.858.0693 for more information.
Instrumental Music (Grades 6 and Up)
The Handbell Choir, directed by Matthew Prins, is open to 6th graders through adults. The ability to read music is very helpful, but ringing experience is not a pre-requisite. Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 7:15-8:15 pm. Contact Matthew Prins for more information.
Soloists and ensembles are invited to share their talents during Sunday morning worship services. On special occasions, we invite players to participate in a large ensemble, such as an orchestra. Contact Michele Hecht 630.469.3096 X 15 for more information.
Experienced instrumentalists are invited to play in a small ensemble on Communion Sundays (usually once a month). In general, we use the prayerful and repetitive music from the Taizé community of France.
The Recorder Ensemble is a group of adult musicians who play recorders of all sizes and perform folk, classical and music of the Renaissance. They meet on an occasional basis. Contact Michele Hecht 630.469.3096 X 15 for more information.
We hope you’ll come make music with us very soon!
“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come into his presence with singing. ” – Psalm 100