Angel Choir

If your child has turned 3 years of age on or before September 1, 2019, we invite you to let them join the Angel Choir.

Registration Information

The first rehearsal for our Angel Choir will be on Wednesday, September 11h at 4:30 pm. Debbie Phillips will be returning as Angel Choir director and Dave Sandfort as our accompanist.

Your family should have received a Sunday School and Choir information letter which included a choir registration card. If you don't receive it, please contact Andi Kinsella.

When you receive the Information Packet in August, mail or bring the registration card, along with the $10 choir fee, to the church office before September 11th or bring to the Parlor on September 11th between 4:00 – 4:20 pm.  Rehearsal will begin that day at 4:30 pm.

Rehearsal Information

  • We will meet each Wednesday afternoon, 4:30 – 5:00 pm in Room 16 (Chapel Hall level).
  • A sign in – sign out sheet will be available in the hallway outside Room 16. You will need to sign your child in and out each Wednesday.
  • Help your child find his/her nametag and clip it to their clothing
  • Please wait with your child in the hallway until 4:30 pm when Teacher Debbie will invite children only and one parent helper into Room 16.
  • Teacher Debbie and one parent helper will be with the children during rehearsal. A parent helper sign up sheet will be available at each rehearsal. Please sign up to help.
  • We would ask that the person accompanying the child to rehearsal please remain in the hallway, or nearby, during rehearsal.
  • If your child becomes very upset or disruptive, the parent helper may ask you to take your child out of the room.  One half hour is such a short amount of time, it’s very important to have as little disruption as possible.
Age Range: 
Pre-Kindergarteners (3, 4, and 5 year olds)
Choir Director: 
Debbie Phillips
Accompanist: 
Dave Sandfort
Rehearsal Time: 
Wednesdays at 4:30 to 5:00pm
Rehearsal Room: 
Room 16
Performance Dates: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 10:00am
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 4:00pm
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 10:00am
Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 11:00am
Rehearsal Schedule: 
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Apr 08 2020 except Wed Jan 02 2019, Wed Nov 27 2019, Wed Dec 25 2019, Wed Jan 01 2020, Wed Apr 01 2020.

News and Events

Join A Choir!

“Learning to Walk with Christ Daily” -- Through Music!

DGFUMC choir rehearsals are starting up so join for the first time or come on back! After a summer of Special Music during worship, organized by Pattie Barnes and provided by many talented, generous musicians, our regular services will once again begin on Rally Day, Sept. 9. Regular worship services also means CHOIRS! Choirs mean choir members! There is a choir for you!

Registration and rehearsal information packets have gone out to all church families. Please call the church office if you do not receive one. Or check the website: www.dgfumc.org for current information.

Chapel Choir (High School) – The first rehearsal is Wednesday, August 22nd at 7-8:45PM! Choir Kick Off Supper and Registration is on Wednesday, Aug. 29 – 6:30 pm at the Parsonage (In the Gym if it rains) - No need to sign up – just come! 

Chancel Choir (Adults) – We LOVE new singers! Want to join? Attend the first rehearsal – Thursday, Sept. 6 – 7:00 pm for Welcome Fellowship on the porch and then rehearsal in Fellowship Hall. Normal rehearsal time is 7:30 - 9:10 pm. Contact Diane Hires (DianeHires@ dgfumc.org), the director, for more information.

Children’s Choirs – There is a children’s choir for all children aged 3 through 8th grade. The first rehearsal and registration is Sept. 12.

Bell Choirs – We have two! Enjoy teamwork and musicianship thru ringing handbells. Call Pattie Barnes 630-953-0146 (bellhog@juno.com).

Is this YOUR year to Join a Choir?! Watch for upcoming musical celebrations of the Christmas season at our church!

Children's Choirs Schedule 2012-2013

Click on the link below to view and print the 2012-2013 Children's Choirs Schedule.

Onward Bound and All Choirs

Will be beginning again January 11th, 2012. Meetings and practices will be held at their regular times. See the Family Fellowship page for more details.

Christmas Eve Services

Christmas Eve Services

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 4:00pm

175th Anniversary Church Choir Festival

Church Choir Festival

Choirs from First Congregational United Church of Christ, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, and St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, will join with our own Chancel Choir to present an evening of choral and organ music. Choirs from each church will sing their own favorite anthems, organists will present selections, and all choirs will join their voices in two massed anthems, “Fairest Lord Jesus” arranged by Mark Hayes and “The Promise of Living” by Aaron Copland.

Plan to be a part of the audience to welcome your friends in these guest choirs and to celebrate the strong music tradition of the Downers Grove area and the 175th Anniversary of our own church.

This choir festival, hosted by other churches in past years, is the first hosted by FUMC. The concert will begin at 7:30 in the Sanctuary and a Reception will follow.

Location: 
DGFUMC - Sanctuary
Date: 
Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 7:30pm

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