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the latest news of the Music Ministry of Glenview Community Church


GCC Music Recordings

We are beginning to share audio clips of the work of the music ministry on our website!  Check these out and share with your friends and family.  More to come!


The GCC Recordings Page


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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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The King’s Journey – A Concert Reading

King's Journey Jan 2016

Congratulations to everyone involved in The King’s Journey on Sunday, January 10, 2016. An opera in 2 acts, The King’s Journey was composed by Rev. Bobbie McKay (music) and Lew Musil (story).  The story was presented in concert style by members of our Chancel Choir.  We ran out of programs, we had such a great turn-out!  Thank you to the many people who made this production possible:

Bruce Wedell – Halim

Barry Nelson – The Postman/God

Tom Aldrich – Melchior

Sheryl Long – Cyrus

Tricia Melzer Swaydrak – Yasmin

Beth Raebel – God

The Prologue Chorus:  Bill Cooper, Doug Hively, Char Melzer, Karen Aldrich, Kathy Johnson, Erin Santostefano


Bobbie McKay & Lew Musil – Composers & Artistic Directors

Barry Nelson – Technical Production

Philip Nelson – Sound Recording & Video

Bryant Nelson – Lighting

Sheryl Long – Publicity

Debby Shellard – Assistant to the Directors

Guillermo Munoz Kuster – Musical Director

Gary Wendt – Accompanist

Jason & Lumi Stutz, Betsy Martin & members of the Music Board – Reception



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Ugandan Kids Choir at GCC

Last weekend, we hosted 10 singers who form the Ugandan Kids Choir.  Along with their 3 chaperones, they stayed with families of GCC for three nights.  Saturday, Oct. 24, we went on a train to downtown Chicago where the kids saw their first skyscrapers and played in Millenium and Maggie Daley Parks.  Sunday, October 25, we were treated to their incredible musical talents as they shared a half hour of their music with our congregation.  Thank you to all of the host families!  It was an incredible weekend!

Click here for more pictures of our weekend!