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the latest news of the Music Ministry of Glenview Community Church

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Choir Pew Cushions @ GCC

Thank you to our Music Board for coordinating the purchase of pew cushions tailored for our choir pews!  While we had a few cushions in the pews for the past many years, they were hand-me-downs from old sanctuary pews. Some choir members were half-on/half-off of a cushion, and some folks brought their own individual cushions that would find their way all around the church building.  Our Chancel Choir is but one choir occupying these pews during the week – many people will enjoy the padding!  Thank you to the Nutting Fund for making this possible.  Next on the “home improvement” list – hymnal racks!



Glenview Community Church

1000 Elm Street

Glenview, IL  60025



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Fall Start-Up for Choirs

Join us for the beginning of a new season of music at GCC.  All of our choirs begin soon and we would love for you to be part of our music ministry family!  No experience necessary.  Here are the first rehearsals for each group:


Chancel Choir (Sanctuary):

Rehearsal “Retreat” – Saturday, Aug. 27 – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

First “regular” rehearsal – Thursday, Sept. 1 – 7:30-9:15 PM

rehearses every Thursday, 7:30-9:15p

Joyful Ringers (Bell Room):


First rehearsal – Sunday, Aug. 28 – 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

rehearses every Thursday, 6:15-7:20p

all “full time” positions are filled at this time, but we welcome anyone interested in substituting!

Children’s Choirs (Room 201):

Primary Choir –  Sunday, Sept. 18 – 9:15-9:45 AM

Voices of GCC – Sunday, Aug. 28 – 4:00-5:00 PM


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Summer Update

Happy Summer!

Our choirs are on break, but there is still plenty happening at GCC through the summer.  Here are a few summer tidbits for you:


Summer Music

Each summer, our sanctuary is filled with the music of volunteer musicians singing and playing solos and small ensembles.  Thank you to:


12 Kevin Kizer, clarinet; Tom Aldrich, vocalist

19 Katherine Hughes, violin;  Tricia Melzer Swaydrak  and Bruce Wedell, vocalists (singing songs composed by Rev. Dr. Bobbie McKay)

26 Kathryn Heyser, flute


3 Stephen Alltop, guest organist;  Ornduff Family Singers

10 Kent Wehman, guest pianist;  Tricia Melzer Swaydrak, vocalist

17 Kevin Kizer, Edie Harrison, clarinets; Beth Raebel, vocalist

24 Katherine Hughes, violin

31 (your name could be here!)


7 Elaine Moss, piano; Jamie Chodoroff, vocalist

14 Baritone Trio:  Bill Cooper, Russ Hiltz, Tom Aldrich

21 Summer Bells; Sue Cunningham, flute; Mickey Safstrom, vocalist

28 Pilgrim Wind Quartet, Drop-In Choir


4 Stephen Alltop, guest organist; (your name could be here!)


Summer Performances – 75th Anniversary

Sun, Jul 3: Glenview Concert Band performance, 2 p.m.

A free, old-fashioned band concert on the Church’s south lawn featuring patriotic selections, show tunes, and standards, with lemonade and cookies [Bring lawn chairs or blankets, if possible] ~ Supported by the Men’s Ministry

Sun, Jul 10, and Mon, Jul 11: Staged reading of Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, 7 p.m.

An all-GCC, intergenerational cast interpreting the popular, most-produced American play —a celebration of the human spirit played out before our eyes on a quiet evening in July, with a bit of organ music thrown in for good measure ~ Supported by the Music Board and the Membership Board

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Thanks to the Nutting Fund

We purchased 3 new bell tables to replace old ones and add “real estate” to our bass section.



Music Board to Serve at “A Just Harvest”

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On August 7, members of our Music Board will serve a meal at “A Just Harvest” followed by a meal of their own at Gary’s home.  Thanks to all who are willing to participate in this meaningful outreach!