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, 2018  - March 31, 2018. The choir will be heading to Savannah, Georgia 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 10, 2017 - 10:00am
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 9:30am
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 9:30am
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 9:30am
Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 9:30am
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 9:30am
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 9:30am
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 10:00am
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 9:30am
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 9:30am
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 9:30am
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 9:30am
Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 9:30am
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 9:30am
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 9:30am
Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 11:00pm
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 9:30am
Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 10:00am
Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 9:30am
Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 9:30am
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 9:30am
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 9:30am
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 9:30am
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 9:30am
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 9:30am
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 9:30am
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 4:00pm
Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 8:00am
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 9:30am
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 4:00pm
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 11:00am
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 9:30am
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 9:30am
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 9:30am
Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 10:00am
Rehearsal Schedule: 
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed May 16 2018 except Wed Nov 22 2017, Wed Dec 27 2017, Wed Jan 03 2018, Wed Mar 28 2018.

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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