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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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Easter Music Call Times


The Chancel Choir, Joyful Ringers and brass quintet will lead us in worship Easter Sunday morning.  Here is our morning schedule for March 27:

7:45 – Joyful Ringers warm up

8:00 – Chancel Choir & Brass warm up

9:00 – Easter Worship #1

10:15 – 10:45 – break

11:00 – Easter Worship #2


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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


Joyful Ringers 30th Anniversary Concert


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
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

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Christmas Eve Call Times for Choirs


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




Thanks For the Shine!

Members of the Joyful Ringers came together last Thursday evening to have a grand polishing party.  Our bells were in need of some TLC.  Our polishing cloths as well as our hands ended up completely black, but it was worth it!  Thank you for the elbow grease, Joyful Ringers!!  Check out the before and after, below:

IMG_1804 IMG_1803 IMG_1802 Before (left)  After (right)