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the latest news of the Music Ministry of Glenview Community Church


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November/December Schedules

As we approach the Christmas season at GCC, we wanted to share our various schedules for the remainder of 2018.  You can also find a calendar here.  If you want to subscribe to the GCC music calendar, email Gary and he’ll share it with you:  gary.wendt@gccucc.org

 Join us for the final rehearsals, worship services and performances of 2018!

CHANCEL CHOIR  (more detailed schedule here)

Th, Nov. 15 @ 7:30p – rehearsal in sanctuary

Th, Nov. 29 @ 7:30p – rehearsal at St. David’s Episcopal, corner of Glenview & Shermer

Th, Dec. 6, 13, 20 @ 7:30p – rehearsal in sanctuary

     Mon, Dec. 24 @ 8:00p – warm up in sanctuary.  9:00p Christmas Eve service

 

TOYS CHORUS (all singers are invited!)

Wed, Dec. 5 & 12 @ 7:00p in sanctuary

Sat, Dec. 15 @5:30p – warm up in sanctuary.  7:00p CONCERT

 

JOYFUL RINGERS  (more detailed schedule here)

     Th, Nov. 15 – rehearsal

     Th, Nov. 22 – NO rehearsal – Happy Thanksgiving!

     Th, Nov. 29 – NO rehearasl – Happy Pageant rehearsal!

     Th, Dec. 6, 13, 20 – rehearsals in sanctuary

     Mon, Dec. 24 @ 7:30p – warm up in sanctuary.  9:00p Christmas Eve service

 

CHILDREN’S CHOIRS

Primary Choir Schedule Here

Voices of GCC Schedule Here

 

And, just for fun, here are a few more pictures of the construction:

 

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GCC Recordings

Our playlist keeps growing.  Special thanks to Barry Nelson for capturing our music in these archival recordings.  Download the Sound Cloud app on your phone to listen when you go for those long walks or listen online.  Check them out here.


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Moving Right Along – Construction Update

Contractors are hard at work on the new bell room & music library.  The old choir room air handler was removed, the walls torn down to make way for the new HVAC unit for the choir and bell rooms, and the framing of the walls of the music library and bell room are finished.  Onward now to the electrical work, floor building and drywalling!  The dust is flying, but as they say, “You have to crack some eggs to make the omelette!”  Thanks to all for being flexible and for pitching in to clean and protect our instruments  and resources from the dust.

 

 

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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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Joyful Ringers 30th Anniversary Concert

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Congratulations and thank you to the Joyful Ringers, who celebrated 30 years of musical leadership at GCC this past weekend with a fantastic concert!  Stay tuned for clips from the concert!

The program:

Processional in C                                             J. Behnke
Rondo Passacaglia                                          C. Dobrinski
Welcome                                                            Rev. Dr. Pamela Keckler
Psalm 150, responsively:
Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty firmament!
Praise him for his mighty deeds;
praise him according to his surpassing greatness!
Praise him with trumpet sound;
praise him with lute and harp!
Praise him with tambourine and dance;
praise him with strings and pipe!
Praise him with clanging cymbals;
praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord!
We Gather Together                                         J. Rane
Go, Tell It On the Mountain                           D. Howland
My Song Is Love Unknown                             C. Moklebust
Jesus Christ is Risen Today                            C. Dobrinski
Transformation                                                 K. McChesney
To God Be the Glory #634                               C. Dobrinski
Please sing vs. 1 only
Evensong                                                            D. Hakes
Dona Nobis Pacem                                            K. McChesney
Rhythmic Praise                                                 J. Krug
The Best of John Williams                              D. Wagner
William Tell Overture                                      M.L. Thompson
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Ringers:
Row 1: Doug McCarthy, Leisl Jaberg, Carolyn Keller,
Betsy Martin, Kara Clark
Row 2: Heather Cooper, Sue Newberry, Sue Hoffman,
Debbie Berg, Karen Aldrich, Bonnie Dohring, Jan Gode
Row 3: Jack Leary, Bill Cooper