Chancel Choir

Chancel Choir Spring Cantata

The Chancel Choir is the adult choir of the First United Methodist Church, Downers Grove. It provides music each week for the 11:00am service and performs two cantatas each year at Christmas and in the spring. New members are most cordially invited!

The Chancel Choir goals are to:

  • Provide music for Christ-centered worship that stimulates the hearts and minds of singers and congregation.
  • Provide service opportunities for singers to give of their talents to the church community.
  • Include a variety of choral styles of quality choral literature which accommodate the talents and limitations of the choir membership.
  • Feature anthems and responses that address sermon themes and liturgical seasons.
  • Provide two special services (cantatas and themed programs) annually.
  • Provide a supportive, friendly social community for choir members.
Age Range: 
Adult
Choir Director: 
Diane Hires
Accompanist: 
Pattie Barnes
Rehearsal Time: 
Beginning September 6, 2018 - Thursdays, 7:30pm to 9:10pm
Rehearsal Room: 
Fellowship Hall
Performance Dates: 
Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 10:00am
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 11:00am
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 11:00am
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 11:00am
Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 11:00am
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 11:00am
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 11:00am
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 10:00am
Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 11:00am
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 11:00am
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 11:00am
Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 11:00am
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 9:30am
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 11:00am
Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 11:00am
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 11:00am
Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 11:00am
Monday, December 24, 2018 - 9:00pm
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 10:00am
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 9:30am
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 9:30am
Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 9:30am
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 10:00am
Rehearsal Schedule: 
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu May 16 2019 except Thu Nov 22 2018, Thu Dec 27 2018, Thu Jan 03 2019. Also includes Tue Nov 20 2018.

News and Events

Christmas Eve Services

Nativity Scene4:00pm Family Worship

A worship celebration especially geared for children, with music provided by the Chorister, Cherub and Angel Choirs.

7:00pm Communion & Candlelight Service

Music by the Connection Choir
Message by Pastor Greta McDonald

9:00pm Traditional Candlelight Service

Music by the Chancel Choir
Message by Pastor Jim McDonald

10:15pm Communion in the Chapel

11:00pm Traditional Candlelight Service

Music by the Chapel Choir
Message by Pastor Jim McDonald

Join us for a night of praise, prayer, and glorious music as we remember Christ's birth and our salvation. Bring your family, your guests and your neighbors as we prepare for Christmas day.

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Friday, December 24, 2010 - 4:00pm

Chancel Choir Christmas Program

Waking Up To Christmas
Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 9:30am

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