Thank you to all of our Chancel Choir members and guests for a beautifully moving worship service featuring the Vivaldi “Gloria!” Special thanks to our maestro, Guillermo Muñoz Küster, to Dan Fergus for the poster graphic and Lauren Bauerschmidt for the photographs.
Sunday, April 3 will mark the kick-off to the 75th Anniversary of GCC with our second annual worship service based on the inspiration of popular music. Last year, we were inspired by music of The Beatles. This year, we will sing songs from each decade of GCC. Join us!
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
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
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
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!