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
Accompanist: 
Pattie Barnes
Rehearsal Time: 
Beginning September 4, 2019 - Thursdays, 7:30pm to 9:10pm
Rehearsal Room: 
Fellowship Hall
Performance Dates: 
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 10:00am
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 10:00am
Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 10:00am
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 9:30am
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 11:00am
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 9:00pm
Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 10:00am
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 10:00am
Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 10:00am
Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 10:00am
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 10:00am
Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 10:00am
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 10:00am
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 10:00am
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 10:00am
Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 10:00am
Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 10:00am
Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 10:00am
Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 9:30am
Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 11:00am
Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 10:00am
Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 10:00am
Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 10:00am
Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 10:00am
Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 10:00am
Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 10:00am
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 10:00am
Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 10:00am
Rehearsal Schedule: 
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu May 14 2020 except Thu Nov 28 2019, Thu Dec 26 2019, Thu Jan 02 2020. Also includes Tue Nov 26 2019.

News and Events

Chancel Choir Cantata

Gather your friends and family to come enjoy the Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata presenting the popular John Rutter Gloria with exciting brass ensemble and organ.

Familiar Rutter Carols with the Choir, Children's Choirs and chamber orchestra will complete the program and spark your Christmas season!

The 55 voice Chancel Choir is conducted by Diane Hires and accompanied by Pattie Barnes, organist.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2019

9:30 and 11:00 Worship Services

Welcome Social and First Rehearsal

Do you love to sing?

Join the Chancel Choir! Welcome social and first rehearsal are Thursday, September 5:    7:00 - Fellowship Time, 7:30 - Rehearsal

The choir is open to new members, so please join us!

Date: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 7:00pm

Chancel Choir Cantata

A time for reflection and meditation...

Make plans to attend a presentation of Fauré’s Requiem by the Chancel Choir and guest chamber orchestra for their annual spring Cantata on Sunday, April 7 at the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services. Faure’s gift for ethereal beauty has made this piece universally popular.

Featured soloists will be guest baritone Evan Tyrone Martin and soprano Jamie Calandriello. An offertory trio will feature Andrew Hesse, cello, Molly Hesse, violin, and Julie Spring, harp.

Please invite family members and friends to join you for this experience. They will be glad you did.

Christmas Eve Services

Please join us for our services on Monday, December 24:

4:00 p.m. - Family Worship

A worship celebration specially geared for children, with music provided by the Children's Choirs. Rev. John Smoke will share the message.

7:00 p.m. - Family Service with Communion

A family worship service featuring the Connection Choir. We will share in Christmas Eve communion as well as a candlelight carol-sing. The message will be given by Rev. Wesley Dorr, our Pastor of Youth Ministries.

9:00 p.m. - Traditional Candlelight Service

A traditional Christmas Eve service with the Chancel Choir and a candlelight carol-sing.

10:15 - 10:45 p.m. Come & Go Communion

Christmas Eve communion, served by Pastor Claude and Pastor Anna, in a come-and-go style in the Chapel.

11:00 p.m. - Traditional Candlelight Service

A traditional Christmas Eve service featuring the Chapel Choir and a carol-sing to greet the first moments of Christmas morning.

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.

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