Join us for Organ Month in October! We will celebrate the recent cleaning, tonal revisions and refurbishment by Berghaus Pipe Organ Builders as well as the 20th Anniversary of its installation by Buzard Pipe Organ Builders.
THE ORGAN IS A POWERFUL AND VITAL PARTNER ON OUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
Each Sunday we will explore the many ways the pipe organ is central to our gathering as a community, our praising & praying as a congregation and our spiritual growth as a village of global citizens.
The Organ Supports Us In Praise & Prayer
The organ helps us lift our voices to God. Featuring the Chancel Choir & Joyful Ringers, and hymn tune arrangements by James Biery, Dan Forrest, Aaron David Miller, Hart Morris, Albert Travis, and Mack Wilberg at our 10:00a worship service. Guillermo Muñoz Küster, Chancel Choir Director; Gary Wendt, Minister for Music & Organist.
The Organ Helps Us Create Sacred Space
The organ adds depth and dimension to our spiritual story. Featuring Chancel Choir, Children’s Choirs, Soloist Tricia Melzer Swaydrak, and an “organ sermon” – Apparition of the Church Eternal, by Olivier Messiaen – with preface by Richard Spears at our 10:00a worship service. Guillermo Muñoz Küster, Chancel Choir Director; Lydia Lane Stout, Children’s Choir Director; Gary Wendt, Minister for Music & Organist.
The Organ Reflects the Signs of the Times
The organ is tradition and adventure, celebration and contemplation. We will re-dedicate the organ at our 10:00a worship service. Featuring music commissioned by Glenview Community Church for the organ’s installation in 1999 and for its 10th Anniversary as well as historic and contemporary organ repertoire to celebrate the 20th Anniversary. Music by Dietrich Buxtehude, Alexandre Guilmant, C. Hubert Parry, C. Alexander Peloquin and Paul Ayres. Guillermo Muñoz Küster, Chancel Choir Director; Gary Wendt, Minister for Music & Organist.
Join us after worship for an Organ Chat in the Choir Loft with Kelly Monette of Berghaus Organs who will share with us their 4+ month process of voicing and refurbishment.
The Organ Is a Kaleidoscopic Collaborator
The organ’s spectrum of colors make it a transcendent voice of God. Our music at the 10:00a worship service will feature the many sounds, and combinations of sounds, unique to the Buzard Pipe Organ, Opus 21.