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the latest news of the Music Ministry of Glenview Community Church


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Welcome To Our New Children’s Choir Director!

We are thrilled to welcome Lydia Lane Stout as our Director of Children’s Music and Worship Associate.  Lydia will direct our children’s choirs as well as work with our Chancel Choir and Joyful Ringers to help us envision collaboration opportunities with the kids!  Lydia recently received her masters in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University. While working toward her degree, Lydia directed a church choir at FCUCC Grand Ledge and two children’s choirs through the Michigan State University Community Music School, where she launched a free satellite choir program in Lansing public schools. 

After graduating from Oberlin in 2012, Lydia joined the Chicago Children’s Choir as an In-School Conductor, directing eighteen children’s choirs around the city. While in Chicago, she founded and directed common pulse, a professional vocal ensemble, as well as the Admiral Chorus, an ensemble for retired singers living at The Admiral at the Lake. In addition to her conducting positions, Lydia sang with Peregrine Vocal Ensemble and Wicker Park Choral Singers.

Lydia and her husband live in their Logan Square home and music studio with their cats, Wrinkle and Time. Outside of GCC, Lydia can be found directing choirs at the Youth Choral Theater of Chicago, teaching private lessons, singing in mirabai, nurturing common pulse, practicing yoga, and taking too many pictures of her cats. 

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Children’s Choir Schedules, 2018-19

Our Children’s Choirs start up on Sunday, September 16!  Check out the schedules, below:

Click here for Primary Choir schedule

Click here for Voices of GCC schedule

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DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER!  IT’S EASY!

Children’s Choir online registration here


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Children’s Music Update

The search for a Children’s Music Director and Worship Associate continues as we interview potential candidates next week.  Special thanks to the folks who have been working on this search – Shane Bill, Debby Fosdick, Jamie Chodoroff, Susan Johns, Debby Shellard, Guillermo Munoz Kuster, Gary Wendt and Chuck Mize.

 

Children’s choir rehearsals are scheduled to begin soon! 

Join us for the new season:

Primary Choir – Grades K-2 – 9:15-9:45a Sundays – Rm. 201 – beginning Sept. 16 (tentative)

Voices of GCC – Grades 3-8 – TBD – Rm. 201 – beginning Sept. 16 (tentative)

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

 


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Coming Up In Worship

2016 is off to an exciting and busy start for everyone in the music ministry!  Looking ahead to our spring worship services and concerts, here is a quick schedule of musical events at GCC.

 

Sunday, March 6 @ 10:00 AM–  Chancel Choir, Kent Wehman/Gary Wendt piano-organ duets

Sunday, March 13 @ 10:00 AM– Chancel Choir, Pilgrim Wind Quartet, Voices of GCC

@ 3:00 PM – SIMPLE GIFTS CONCERT – A Concert for Peace:

Members and friends of GCC will explore the theme of “Peace” through a wide variety of styles and ensembles. Featuring Katherine Hughes, Kevin Kizer, Jade Maze, Ken Haebich, Jill Kaeding, Carol Kalvonjian, Benton Wedge, Kent Wehman, Neal Wehman, and Gary Wendt.

Sunday, March 20 @ 10:00 AM– Chancel Choir – PALM SUNDAY

Thursday, March 24 @ 7:30 PM – Chancel Choir – MAUNDY THURSDAY

*note:  Chancel Choir rehearsal will be held at 8:30 after the worship service.

Friday, March 25 @ 7:30 PM – Chancel Choir – GOOD FRIDAY

Saturday, March 26 @ 7:30 PM – no music ensemble – EASTER VIGIL

Sunday, March 27 @ 9:00 & 11:00 AM – Chancel Choir, Joyful Ringers, Brass Quintet – EASTER SUNDAY

Sunday, April 3 @ 10:00 AM – Chancel Choir, Katherine Hughes/Kevin Kizer/guest instrumentalists – DECADES SUNDAY

Saturday, April 9 @ 10-noon – Chancel Choir rehearsal for Vivaldi “Gloria”

Sunday, April 10 @ 10:00 AM – Chancel Choir, Orchestra – VIVALDI “GLORIA”

Saturday, April 16 @ 7:30 PM – SIMPLE GIFTS CONCERT – Sing to Live Community Chorus “Beatlemania”

Sunday, April 17 @ 10:00 AM – Chancel Choir, Joyful Ringers

Sunday, April 24 @ 10:00 AM – Children’s Choirs – MUSICAL “MALICE IN THE PALACE”

Monday, April 25 @ 6:30 PM – Children’s Choirs – MUSICAL “MALICE IN THE PALACE”

Sunday, May 1 @ 10:00 AM – Chancel Choir – CONFIRMATION

Sunday, May 8 @ 10:00 AM – Chancel Choir – MOTHER’S DAY

Sunday, May 15 @ 10:00 AM – Chancel Choir

Sunday, May 22 @ 10:00 AM – PYF Singers – YOUTH SUNDAY

Sunday, May 29 @ 10:00 AM – Small Ensemble – MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

@ 4:00 PM – SIMPLE GIFTS CONCERT – God Bless America – For Those Who Gave Their All

Sunday, June 5 @ 10:00 AM – Chancel Choir, Joyful Ringers – FINAL SUNDAY FOR CHOIRS

Sunday, June 12 @ 10:00 AM – Summer Music Schedule Begins


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Christmas Eve Call Times for Choirs

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Thank you to our amazing music volunteers for leading worship this coming Christmas Eve!  The “call times” for each musical group participating in worship are:

Thursday, Dec. 24

1:30           Kevin Kizer Quartet                                               Sanctuary

1:30           Intergenerational Choir                                 Room 201

2:00          Intergenerational Choir & K.K. Quartet         Sanctuary

2:15           Primary Choir                                                  Sanctuary

3:00          CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE #1

4:30           Clarinet/Flute/Guitar players                       Sanctuary

4:45           Saxophone/Bass players                              Sanctuary

5:30           CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE #2

7:30           Joyful Ringers                                                  Sanctuary

8:00          Chancel Choir                                                  Sanctuary

9:00          CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE #3

Have a wonderful & blessed Christmas season!

~The Music Staff of GCC

 

 


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Kid Chimes Original Composition

Kid Chimes is back with an original composition for March 8th.  We’ve been working through February on improvising our own melodies, giving them rhythm and a note to always return to (so that it feels like it has a tonal center).  Check out the video of our first improvisation session that will lead to our original work, currently untitled:

Click here for video.