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the latest news of the Music Ministry of Glenview Community Church


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Sing to Live® Community Chorus

Our sanctuary was once again filled with 90+ singers and a full house on October 21st with the Sing to Live® Community Chorus.  Their mission is “to provide a musical outlet that celebrates hope and survival and provides spiritual, emotional and physical benefits for singers whose lives have been touched by breast cancer.”  Sing to Live® calls GCC home for their weekly rehearsals and two concerts per year.  More information can be found on their website.

 

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Simple Gifts 2017-2018 Concert Season

Welcome to the 2017-2018 concert season at Glenview Community Church.  With its variety of musical styles and sonorities, Simple Gifts hopes to touch and nourish the souls of all who enter here, creating a celebration through music shared by congregational, community and international artists.  Our concerts support local charitable organizations and promote social justice in our world.  Join us as we make a difference through music!  

CLICK HERE FOR THE

2017-2018 CONCERT SEASON SCHEDULE

 

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GCC Choirs Back in the Swing – JOIN US!

You’re invited to participate in the ensembles of GCC!  Our program year begins in just a few weeks, and all are welcome.  Join us as we begin another exciting year of musical leadership and ministry!

STARTUP TIMELINE

VOICES OF GCC|AUG.20 ••• PILGRIM WIND QUARTET|AUG.23 ••• JOYFUL RINGERS|AUG.31 ••• CHANCEL CHOIR|AUG.31 ••• PRIMARY CHOIR|SEPT.17

Chancel Choir

Thursdays, beginning August 31 – 7:30p – 9:15p

High School and older.  No audition necessary!  Contact us for more info.

 

The Joyful Ringers

Thursdays, beginning August 31 – 6:15p – 7:20p

High School and older.  No audition necessary!  Contact us for more info.

ONE “FULL TIME” POSITION AVAILABLE, SUBSTITUTES NEEDED

 

Pilgrim Wind Quartet

Wednesdays, 2X/month, beginning August 23 – 7:00p – 8:00p

High School and older.  No audition necessary, but reservation required.  Contact us for more info.  

Voices of GCC

Sundays, beginning August 20 – 3:00p – 4:00p

Grades 3-5.  No audition necessary!  Contact us for more info.

Primary Choir

Sundays, beginning September 17 – 9:15a – 9:45a

Grades K-2.  No audition necessary!  Contact us for more info.


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Summer Music @ GCC

Each summer we are blessed to have our musical volunteers share their music in our worship services while the choirs are on holiday.  Many thanks to the folks listed here who give their time and talents to be our worship leaders!

June

11

Lenore Dupuis, soloist

 

18

Pilgrim Wind Quartet:  Sue Cunningham, flute; Kathie Bolthouse, oboe;

Edie Harrison, clarinet; Bill Dawson, bassoon

Tom Aldrich, soloist

Summer Gospel Choir

 

25

Katherine Hughes, violin

Dan Fergus, guitar

Jamie Chodoroff, soloist

 

July

2

Stephen Alltop, Director of Music-Alice Millar Chapel, guest organist

Vocal Ensemble:  Sheryl Long, Tricia Melzer Swaydrak, Beth Raebel, Bonnie Dohring, Sue Ruch, Jill Ruter, John Bond, Bob Raebel, Bruce Wedell, Tom Macfadden, Barry Nelson, Steve Ruch

9

Royce Eckhardt, guest organist

Kevin Kizer, saxophone

(Your name could be here)

 

16

Royce Eckhardt, guest organist

Tricia Melzer Swaydrak, soloist

 

23

Richard Clemmitt, Organist & Choirmaster-Christ Church Winnetka, guest organist

Ornduff Family Singers:  Karen, Katelyn, Stephanie

Hands of Peace Sunday

 

30

Jamie Chodoroff, soloist

 

 

August

 

6

Tom Aldrich, soloist

 

13

The Three Barleytones:  Tom Aldrich, Bill Cooper, Russ Hiltz

(Your name could be here)

 

20

Summer Handbell Choir

Mickey Safstrom, soloist

Leisl Jaberg, handbell solo

Borna Bonakdarpour, piano

 

27

Katherine Hughes, violin

Kathryn Heiser, flute

Beth Forrester, soloist

 

September

 

3

Kent Wehman, guest pianist

Katherine Hughes, violin

Dale Susan Edmonds, soloist

 

 

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Simple Gifts – A Community Concert Series

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2016-2017 Season

Number of Concerts = 8

Audience Members = 1600+

Community Value = Priceless

 

It is difficult to attach a number to the impact GCC’s Simple Gift Concert Series has on our community.  The series brings together groups of behind-the-scenes volunteers (stage crew, performers, ambassadors, homestay hosts for visiting choirs), generates money, awareness and support for important causes (Toys For Tots, Breast Cancer Research, Northfield Township Food Pantry, Hands of Peace), connects us with community service, military and veterans groups and brings together people from Glenview and beyond through the power of music.  Our mission is to “nourish the souls of all who enter” with high quality, innovative, community-based programming.  Thank you for your continued support of one of GCC’s most visible and impactful outreach ministries!  Stay tuned for our new season!

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Youth Choirs from Crystal Lake

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We were blessed to have the Alleluia Sound & Good Vibrations youth choirs from First Congregational Church in Crystal Lake open their 45th Annual Spring Tour in our sanctuary last week Friday.  What an impressive group of musicians to perform an outstanding concert!  Special thanks to Sheryl Long, Betsy Martin and Maren Miller for setting up their pre-concert meal and to the many host families from GCC who opened their homes to these young people after the concert.  From here, the choirs went on to Kentucky before returning back to Illinois.  Kudos and thanks to everyone involved!