Chapel Choir

Chapel ChoirThe Chapel Choir has a rich history at First United Methodist Church. It has led Sunday worship at the 9:30 Sunday morning service during the school year since 1960. It is open to all high school youth regardless of musical abilities or background.

For the past 44 years, the choir has participated on a week-long Spring Break musical trip spreading God’s message in words and song to congregations throughout North America, including such places as New York City, Boston, Denver, St. Simon’s Island, Memphis, Pensacola, Nashville, Toronto, Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Philadelphia, Virginia Beach, Ft. Worth, New Orleans, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Wilmington, and many communities in between. The 2018 tour will take place March 24, 2019 to March 30, 2019. The choir will be traveling to Dallas, Texas this year.

Choir members practice Sunday morning after the 9:30 worship service as well as Wednesday night in preparation of their Christmas Concert and choir tour. Members also give their time through fundraising and mission trip activities at church. The youth are actively involved at their schools in athletics, speech, band, choir, dance, and many clubs.

The Chapel Choir goals are to:

  • Share our faith in Jesus Christ through our music and our actions.
  • Learn to participate in the leading of a Worship Service.
  • Grow in our music skills through our rehearsal and performance schedule.
  • Develop new relationships within our own group
  • Learn to participate in and contribute to a large, diversified group.

The Chapel Choir rehearses on Wednesdays from 7:00pm to 8:15pm.

Choir Director: 
Nick Loos, Director
Accompanist: 
Kevin Zehme
Rehearsal Time: 
Wednesdays, 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Rehearsal Room: 
Fellowship Hall
Performance Dates: 
Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 10:00am
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 9:30am
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 9:30am
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 9:30am
Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 9:30am
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 9:30am
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 9:30am
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 10:00am
Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 9:30am
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 9:30am
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 9:30am
Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 9:30am
Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 9:30am
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 9:30am
Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 9:30am
Monday, December 24, 2018 - 11:00pm
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 9:30am
Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 9:30am
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 9:30am
Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 10:00am
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 9:30am
Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 9:30am
Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 9:30am
Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 9:30am
Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 9:30am
Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 9:30am
Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 4:00pm
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 9:30am
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 4:00pm
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 9:30am
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 9:30am
Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 8:00am
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 9:30am
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 9:30am
Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 10:00am
Rehearsal Schedule: 
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed May 15 2019 except Wed Nov 21 2018, Wed Dec 19 2018, Wed Dec 26 2018, Wed Jan 02 2019, Wed Mar 27 2019.

News and Events

Help Chapel Choir Reach the Beach!


Give Now

The 43rd Annual Chapel Choir Tour will take place June 12-20 with a destination of Myrtle Beach, SC. You are invited to help the choir Reach the Beach by sponsoring a bus seat for $25. You can direct your sponsorship to a particular student or have it applied to the tour fund.

Just click on the "Give Now" button, or make checks payable to DGFUMC and write Bus Seat Sponsorship on the memo line. 

Thank you for your support of this program!

Choirs resume in the New Year

Our choirs will resume their weekly rehearsals the week of January 6. If you're thinking about joining or bringing your child to choir, now is a great time! They will all be starting new music with the new year. So please join...or...welcome back!

All the children's choirs and Chapel Choir resume on Wednesday, January 8. The Chancel Choir will resume on Thursday, January 9.

Welcome to our newest Music Staff Member!

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new music staff member. Michael Oldham has agreed to share his talents and musical training serving as our Chapel Choir Accompanist. He brings a variety of skills and experiences evidenced in his audition and recommendations. In addition to working part-time with our Chapel Choir Director, Chad Goetz as the choir piano accompanist as Lockport High School. Michael also accompanies Reed-Custer High and Middle Schools school choir concerts, solo/ensemble contests, musical pit orchestras, and is an accomplished composer and music teacher. We are blessed to have Michael and know he will be a wonderful addition to our music staff! Welcome to DGFUMC, Michael!

Chapel Choir Accompanist Position Available

Applications are now being accepted for the staff position of Chapel Choir Accompanist. If you or anyone you know are interested please send your resume to either Andi or Sharon. A job description is available below, or call (630.968.7120), or stop by the church office.

Youth Group on Instagram

Chapel Choir Tour BusYou can now follow the tour with photos on Instagram. We have our own page for the DGFUMC Youth Group.

Grant has already uploaded pictures from our first day in Carbondale and our second in Walls, Mississipi, taking in Graceland on the way.

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