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Church staff position available

Chapel Choir Director

First United Methodist Church of Downers Grove is seeking a Youth Choir Director to organize and manage all aspects of its renowned Chapel Choir Program. The responsibilities include but are not limited to rehearsals, the Worship Service, Christmas Concert and the Spring Break Choir tour.  The successful candidate will have professional training in music/music education, experience in choral conducting and ideally experience in working with high school age youth.  An experienced team of Pastors, adult leaders and church staff will both interface with and support the Chapel Choir Director in his/her musical endeavors.  

Interested parties should send resumes to Ward Feste for consideration.

Spring Ring XIX

Spring Ring XIX

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 7:00pm

Children's Cantata

The Old Testament - Fast Forward

The Old Testmant, Fast Forward is another fun musical piece. It covers many Old Testament stories told with humor while preserving the overall theme of God’s unending love for us. The Connection, Chorister, Cherub, and Angel Choirs will take part in these performances during the 9:30 and 11:00am worship services.

Date: 
Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 9:30am

Chancel Choir Christmas Program

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

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
Rehearsal Time: 
Beginning September 6, 2018 - Thursdays, 7:30pm to 9:10pm
Rehearsal Room: 
Fellowship Hall
Performance Dates: 
Sun, 09/09/2018 - 10:00
Sun, 09/16/2018 - 11:00
Sun, 09/23/2018 - 11:00
Sun, 09/30/2018 - 11:00
Sun, 10/07/2018 - 11:00
Sun, 10/14/2018 - 11:00
Sun, 10/21/2018 - 11:00
Sun, 10/28/2018 - 10:00
Sun, 11/04/2018 - 11:00
Sun, 11/11/2018 - 11:00
Sun, 11/18/2018 - 11:00
Sun, 11/25/2018 - 11:00
Sun, 12/02/2018 - 09:30
Sun, 12/02/2018 - 11:00
Sun, 12/09/2018 - 11:00
Sun, 12/16/2018 - 11:00
Sun, 12/23/2018 - 11:00
Mon, 12/24/2018 - 21:00
Sun, 01/13/2019 - 11:00
Sun, 01/20/2019 - 11:00
Sun, 01/27/2019 - 11:00
Sun, 02/03/2019 - 10:00
Sun, 02/10/2019 - 11:00
Sun, 02/17/2019 - 11:00
Sun, 02/24/2019 - 11:00
Sun, 03/03/2019 - 11:00
Sun, 03/10/2019 - 11:00
Sun, 03/17/2019 - 11:00
Sun, 03/24/2019 - 11:00
Sun, 03/31/2019 - 11:00
Sun, 04/07/2019 - 09:30
Sun, 04/07/2019 - 11:00
Sun, 04/14/2019 - 11:00
Sun, 04/21/2019 - 09:30
Sun, 04/21/2019 - 11:00
Sun, 04/28/2019 - 09:30
Sun, 05/12/2019 - 11:00
Sun, 05/19/2019 - 11:00
Sun, 05/26/2019 - 10:00

Connection Choir

The Connection Choir is for youth in Grades Six through Eight, and is one of the service opportunities for students of the Onward Bound program.

Exceptions to Normal Rehearsal Times are:

October 31, 2018 - No Rehearsal - Halloween

November 21, 2018 - No Rehearsal - Thanksgiving Eve

December 26, 2018 - No Rehearsal - Christmas Break

January 2, 2019 - No Rehearsal - Christmas Break

Ash Wednesday - March 6, 2019  - Rehearse at 6:15 pm to Warm Up for 7:00 pm Ash Wednesday Worship Service

March 27, 2019 - No Rehearsal - Spring Break

April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 2019 - Extended Rehearsal for Cantata - 5:00 - 6:30 pm rehearsals

Age Range: 
Grades Six, Seven & Eight
Choir Director: 
Becky Kriz
Rehearsal Time: 
Wednesdays, 5:45pm to 6:30pm
Rehearsal Room: 
Fellowship Hall
Performance Dates: 
Sun, 09/30/2018 - 11:00
Sun, 10/28/2018 - 10:00
Mon, 12/24/2018 - 19:00
Sun, 02/03/2019 - 10:00
Wed, 03/06/2019 - 19:00
Sun, 05/05/2019 - 09:30
Sun, 05/05/2019 - 11:00

Chorister Choir

Exceptions to normal rehearsal times are:

October 31, 2018

November 21, 2018 - No Rehearsal - Thanksgiving Eve

December 5, 12, and 19, 2018 - Extended Rehearsals for Family Christmas Eve Service

December 26, 2018 - No Rehearsal - Christmas Break

January 2, 2019 - No Rehearsal - Christmas Break

March 27, 2019 - No Rehearsal - Spring Break

April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 2019 - Extended Rehearsals for Children's Cantata

Warm Ups when Chorister Choir sings in worship are 1/2 hour before the worship time

Age Range: 
Grades Three, Four & Five
Choir Director: 
Becky Kriz
Rehearsal Time: 
Wednesdays, 5:00pm to 5:45pm
Rehearsal Room: 
Fellowship Hall
Performance Dates: 
Sun, 09/30/2018 - 11:00
Sun, 10/28/2018 - 10:00
Mon, 12/24/2018 - 16:00
Sun, 02/03/2019 - 10:00
Sun, 03/17/2019 - 09:30
Sun, 05/05/2019 - 09:30
Sun, 05/05/2019 - 11:00

Cherub Choir

Cherub Choir Rehearsals are 5:00 - 5:45 pm every Wednesday

 

Exceptions to normal rehearsal times are:

October 31, 2018 - Halloween - No Rehearsals

November 21, 2018 - Thanksgiving Eve - No Rehearsal

December 5, 12 and 19, 2018 - Christmas Eve Family Service Reading Rehearsals for 2nd graders with reading parts  - 4:30 - 5:00 pm

December 5, 12 and 19, 2018 - Extended Rehearsals for Christmas Eve Family Service for all Cherub Choir

December 26, 2018 - No Rehearsal - Christmas Break

January 2, 2019 - No Rehearsal - Christmas Break

March 28, 2018 - No Rehearsal - Spring Break

April 10, 17 and 24 - Extended Rehearsals for Children's Cantata for Cherub Choir - Time TBD

Cherub Choir will warm up in Chapel Hall 1/2 hour before they sing in worship.

Age Range: 
Kindergarten and Grades One & Two
Choir Director: 
Debbie Phillips
Rehearsal Time: 
Wednesdays, 5:00pm to 5:45pm
Rehearsal Room: 
Chapel Hall
Performance Dates: 
Sun, 09/30/2018 - 09:30
Sun, 10/28/2018 - 10:00
Sun, 02/03/2019 - 10:00
Sun, 03/17/2019 - 11:00
Sun, 05/05/2019 - 09:30
Sun, 05/05/2019 - 11:00
Sun, 12/02/2018 - 09:30
Sun, 12/02/2018 - 11:00

Angel Choir

If your child has turned 3 years of age on or before September 1, 2018, we invite you to let them join the Angel Choir.

Registration Information

The first rehearsal for our Angel Choir will be on Wednesday, September 12h 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 12th or bring to the Parlor on September 12th between 4:00 – 4:20 pm.  Rehearsal will begin that day at 4:30 pm.

Age Range: 
Pre-Kindergarteners (3, 4, and 5 year olds)
Choir Director: 
Debbie Phillips
Rehearsal Time: 
Wednesdays at 4:30 to 5:00pm
Rehearsal Room: 
Room 16
Performance Dates: 
Sun, 10/28/2018 - 10:00
Mon, 12/24/2018 - 16:00
Sun, 02/10/2019 - 11:00
Sun, 04/21/2019 - 11:00

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