Music

African Children's Choir Live in Concert

We are delighted to announce that the world famous African Children’s Choir will be performing at DGFUMC on Wednesday September 25 at 7:00 p.m. This family friendly, immersive experience will leave you inspired as the Choir performs your favorite hymns with African cultural sounds in their new program.

The children melt the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The program features well-loved songs, Gospel spirituals and contemporary favorites. In spite of the tragedy that has marred their young lives, the children are radiant with hope, musically gifted and wonderfully entertaining.

The primary goal of the African Children’s Choir is to raise awareness of the need of destitute children in Africa and to raise funds for continued development and support of the African Children’s Choir programs. The Choir’s international educational endeavor provides unique training for the children. With a focus on education as a means for change, the Choir is currently caring for underprivileged and destitute children throughout Africa. These are children who could have lost all hope, but have overcome their circumstances and now are making a positive impact on society. Once Choir members have completed a concert tour, they
will return back to Uganda with the tools necessary for bettering their future.

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 7:00pm

African Children's Choir Live in Concert

We are delighted to announce that the world famous African Children’s Choir will be performing at DGFUMC on Wednesday September 25 at 7:00 p.m. This family friendly, immersive experience will leave you inspired as the Choir performs your favorite hymns with African cultural sounds in their new program.

The children melt the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The program features well-loved songs, Gospel spirituals and contemporary favorites. In spite of the tragedy that has marred their young lives, the children are radiant with hope, musically gifted and wonderfully entertaining.

The primary goal of the African Children’s Choir is to raise awareness of the need of destitute children in Africa and to raise funds for continued development and support of the African Children’s Choir programs. The Choir’s international educational endeavor provides unique training for the children. With a focus on education as a means for change, the Choir is currently caring for underprivileged and destitute children throughout Africa. These are children who could have lost all hope, but have overcome their circumstances and now are making a positive impact on society. Once Choir members have completed a concert tour, they
will return back to Uganda with the tools necessary for bettering their future.

Caroling Around the World – The Christmas Cantata

Caroling Around the World

Gather your friends and families and come enjoy the Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata, Caroling Around the World, this Sunday, December 2.

We open our hearts to familiar and new carols from 20 countries featuring vocal and instrumental soloists with the Chancel Choir.

Rev. John Smoke, our Christian Education Director, will lead the global tour for children, and projection designs will enhance our music without borders.

The 55-voice Chancel Choir is conducted by Ms. Diane Hires.

Salt and Light Youth Choir Concert

Join us in welcoming the Salt and Light Youth Choir from St. Andrew UMC in Plano, TX as they present a Friday night concert on June 23 for all to enjoy. You won't want to miss it!

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 7:00pm

Celebration Singers Youth Choir Concert

Be sure to join us as we welcome the Celebration Singers Youth Choir from First UMC in Hurst, TX for a Thursday night concert on June 8. The Choir will also be joining us for our 8:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, June 11.

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 7:00pm

Children's Cantata - A Not So Terrible Parable

Join us on Sunday, April 30 at our 9:30 & 11:00 worship services as the Cherub, Chorister and Connection Children’s Choirs present their cantata of A Not So Terrible Parable – The Mysterious Whodunit about the Good Samaritan. Come and enjoy as the children bring to life the well-known story of The Good Samaritan as a fun, over-the-top whodunit. Clues lead the kids to discover again just how far our Savior would go to rescue helpless sinners.

You won’t want to miss it!

Chancel Choir Spring Cantata - The Gift of Life

Join us on Palm Sunday, April 9 at our 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services as the Chancel Choir, with guest singers and accompanied by a guest orchestra, presents John Rutter’s long-awaited new major work, The Gift of Life. This six-movement choral work is a celebration of the living earth, of creation and of life itself; offering a kaleidoscope of moods from contemplative and prayerful, to majestic and inspirational.

This service will also include the traditional Palm Sunday children’s processional.

We hope you can join us in experiencing this lovely piece!

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

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