Music

Luther College Nordic Choir Concert

Luther College Nordic Choir, one of the top college choirs in the nation, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, January 30, at Downers Grove First United Methodist Church.

The performance by the 66-member Nordic Choir is open to the public with no charge for admission, with free-will donations accepted.

The 2017 Nordic Choir tour program includes selections from the following: "O Day Full of Grace" arranged by F. Melius Christiansen, "The Road Home" by Stephen Paulus, and "Always Singing" by Dale Warland, as well as hymn-arrangements, spirituals and the traditional Nordic Choir closing piece "O Lord God" by Pavel Chesnokov.

The concert is part of Nordic Choir's 2017 tour of the Midwest. The choir tours annually and has performed around the world, appearing in Norway, England, Ireland, Germany, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, the Baltic countries, Mexico and the Caribbean. Nordic Choir has also appeared throughout the United States, performing in such well-known concert halls as Lincoln Center in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Most recently, the choir traveled to Italy and performed in Rome, Florence and Venice.

Nordic Choir, founded in 1946, enjoys national and international acclaim as a premier collegiate choral ensemble in the United States. This year's ensemble is directed during January by guest conductor Jeffrey Douma, professor of conducting at Yale University. Douma was preceded by the leadership of Allen Hightower, Craig Arnold and the 57-year tenure of Weston Noble.

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 7:30pm

DGFUMC Choir Start Dates

DGFUMC Choirs are starting soon!
Will YOU be joining one? We hope so!

What:  Choir! Ages 3 through 103!
Who:  You!
Why:  Because you love to sing (or ring) and we love singers (or ringers)!
How:  Just come! Questions? Contact Andi at andi@dgfumc.org
Where: See specific choir for location
When:  Join anytime! Starting dates are:

Sunday, August 24
Chancel Ringers*

Wednesday, August 31
6:00 – Chapel Choir Registration, Supper, Meeting – Gym
7:00 – Chapel Choir Rehearsal – Fellowship Hall

Sunday, September 4
Westminster Ringers*

Wednesday, September 7
7:00 – Chapel Choir Rehearsal – Fellowship Hall

Thursday, September 8
7:00 Chancel Choir – Welcome Social – Breezeway
7:30 – Chancel Choir Rehearsal – Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, September 14
4:15 – 5:45 – Register for Children’s Choir in the Parlor then to rehearsal:
4:30 – Angel Choir (3 & 4 year olds) – Room 16
5:00 – Cherub Choir (K, 1st & 2nd Graders) – Chapel Hall
5:00 – Chorister Choir (3rd, 4th, 5th Graders) – Fellowship Hall
5:45 – Connection Choir (6th, 7th, 8th Graders) – Fellowship Hall

*Interested in Bell Choirs? Contact Pattie at pattiebarnes@gmail.com

Location: 
Various Locations - See details above
Date: 
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 7:00pm

Pure Sound Youth Choir Concert

Join us as we welcome the Pure Sound Youth Choir, a dynamic youth choir for grades 6-12, of Bethany United Methodist Church in Austin, Texas as they present Refuge, their Summer Tour 2016 concert here at DGFUMC.

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 7:30pm

Calling All Singers and Ringers!

This fall please consider becoming involved in one of the many musical group opportunities available at our church. Each group is unique, but all are rewarding. If you would like more information, please see the brochure below or contact Andi at andi@dgfumc.org.

Chapel Choir – Practices are underway and you may join at anytime! Come on Wednesdays at 7:00. All high schoolers are welcome! 

Chancel Choir – Join the fun! Practices are underway and are held weekly on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall

Children’s Choirs – Rehearsal schedule for each choir is as follows:

      Connection (6th, 7th, 8th Grade) – 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall

      Chorister (3rd, 4th, 5th Grade) – 5:00 – 5:45 p.m. in Fellowship Hall

      Cherub (K, 1st, 2nd Grade) – 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. in Chapel Hall

      Angels (3 & 4 year old) – 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. in Room 16

Please come! All are welcome!

Revelation Youth Choir Concert

Tuesday, June 23
7:00 p.m.

The Sr. High Revelation Choir from Custer Road United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas will present their Unity concert at DGFUMC as part of a 10-day tour of the Midwest beginning June 18. Stops include Memphis, TN; Nashville, TN; Georgetown, IN; West Lafayette, IN; Chicago, IL; Potosi, MO; Springfield, MO; and Tulsa, OK.

The 96-member choir is made up of high school youth – freshmen to seniors – who provide the music for the church’s 9:00 a.m. worship service every Sunday. Custer Road United Methodist Church is a congregation of approximately 5,500 members from the Plano area, 20 miles north of Dallas.

Under the direction of the Rev. Tim Morrison, this year the choir will present a 60-minute collection of anthems with a theme of Unity in a variety of styles ranging from classical to pop, gospel to South African, and spiritual to traditional. The production includes scripture, choreography, sign language, and drama to showcase the talent and energy of the choir which has traveled throughout the United States over the past 29 years.

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Sailor's Bible - Children's Cantata

God SavesSunday, May 3
9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

This May the Children’s Choirs present The Sailor’s Bible, a humorous musical, which includes the Bible stories of Noah and the Great Flood, Jonah and the Great Fish and Paul’s Shipwreck. You won’t want to miss it!

Spring Ring XXIII Handbell Expedition

Saturday, May 16
7:00 p.m.

Excitement is in the air as the Chancel and Westminster Ringers present the 2015 Spring Ring Handbell concert. Come prepared for a bronze adventure extraordinaire!

Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Child care is provided. Contact Pattie Barnes at 630.953.0146 or pattiebarnes@gmail.com.

Date: 
Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 7:00pm

Calling All Singers!

The Children’s Choirs have begun working on their upcoming Children’s Cantata, The Sailor’s Bible by Allen Pote, presented at both the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services on Sunday, May 3.

If your child, aged Kindergarten through 8th grade, would be interested in participating in the cantata, we would love to have them! Rehearsals are Wednesdays from now until April 29 (with no rehearsal during Spring Break, April 1), as follows:

Cherub Choir - K, 1st and 2nd Grade - Wednesdays, 5:00 - 5:45 in Chapel Hall - Directed by Debbie Phillips

Chorister Choir - 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade - Wednesdays, 5:00 - 5:45 in Fellowship Hall - Directed by Becky Kriz

Connection Choir - 6th, 7th, 8th Grade - Wednesdays, 5:45 - 6:30 in Fellowship Hall - Directed by Becky Kriz

Extended rehearsals for Cherubs will be on Wednesdays, April 22 and 29 (5:00 - 6:15 or so)

Extended rehearsals for Chorister and Connection Choirs will be on Wednesdays, April 8, 15, 22 and 29 (5:00 - 6:30)

Call Andi at 630.968.7120, ext. 209 if your child would be interested in participating.

Choirs are Singing at DGFUMC!

Children singing
Choir registration has happened and rehearsals have begun, but have you heard? There is a choir for you and you can join anytime! Please just come to rehearsal if you are interested.

Angels - 3, 4, 5 year olds - Wednesday - 4:30 - 5:00 - Room 16
Cherubs - K, 1st, 2nd Grade - Wednesdays - 5:00 - 5:45 - Chapel Hall
Choristers - 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade - Wednesdays - 5:00 - 5:45 - Fellowship Hall
Connection - 6th, 7th, 8th Grade - Wednesdays - 5:45 - 6:30 - Fellowship Hall
Chapel - High School - Wednesdays - 7:00 - 8:50 - Fellowship Hall
Chancel - Adults - Thursdays - 7:30 - 9:10 - Fellowship Hall

Family Dinners begin Wednesday, September 17. Wednesday Family Dinners are available on a subscription basis and can be purchased in the church office. Call 630.968.7120 for more information on choirs or family dinners.

The Agape League - Children's Cantata

High in the mountains above a city near you, earth’s noblest heroes have begun to assemble in the Fortress of Virtue. Known for extravagant displays of the highest virtues, they face a common enemy. Uniting together is their only defense to withstand the enemy’s tricks that cannot be withstood alone. These heroes serve on the frontlines every day, evidence of virtues available to every follower of Christ. On this day, a day like no other, they assemble together — The Agape League.

Join us as the Children's Connection, Chorister and Cherub Choirs present this high-powered Superhero Adventure about the Fruit of the Spirit!

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 9:30am

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