The Chancel Choir sings an anthem for almost every worship service, and offers two large choral/orchestral works per year. This is a very dedicated group comprised of professional and volunteer singers. It is also a very rewarding fellowship opportunity. The Chancel Choir is directed by Lisa Bond and Alyssa Bennett. We are also very fortunate to have seven professional section leaders, all of whom have successful vocal careers throughout the Chicago area. This unique adult choir rehearses on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. and on Sunday mornings, the choir meets 45 minutes before worship in preparation for the 8:30 or 10 a.m. worship services.
Adult Bell Choir
The Adult Bell Choir meets on Wednesday evenings from 7–8 p.m, September through May. The hand bell choir performs occasionally throughout the church season at Sunday worship. This choir is open to anyone and there is no audition necessary, but musical experience is helpful. This is a wonderful opportunity for fellowship. This ensemble is directed by Lisa Bond.
Rehearses during Christmas breaks and performs Christmas Eve.
KUC Youth Choir
This energetic youth choir follows the apprenticeship multi-age approach to learning, and has many performance opportunities throughout the church season. The Youth Choir is led by Lisa Bond and Alyssa Bennett. It is a large group for ages 12 and up that meets on Sunday mornings from 11 a.m. to noon (after worship). Singers must be vaccinated.
Junior Bell Choir
This hand bell choir performs periodically at our Sunday worship services. This ensemble is open to anyone, and there is no audition necessary. Fellowship is one of the many benefits of this music ministry opportunity. The Junior Bell Choir is for students in grades 5 through 12, and meets on Wednesdays from 6 to 6:40 p.m. A fun dinner is included.
Fifth and Sixth Grade Percussion Ensemble
This choir will perform periodically at our Sunday worship services. This ensemble is specially developed and is open to students in grades five and six, and there is no audition necessary. New instruments have been purchased: tone chimes and Orff xylophones. Fellowship is one of the many benefits of this music ministry opportunity. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 4 to 4:45 p.m. (before MSYG).
Rejoice Singers and Ringers Choir
Cherub Choir and Rejoice Singers and Ringers will combine this year. We will ring, sing, and play throughout the church season. This choir is led by Lisa Bond and Ryan Belongie. This young ensemble is for students in grades one through four, and meets September through May on Wednesdays from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. in the music room, (after Faith234!). We will be making COVID safe music by ringing new colored bells/chimes and playing new Orff xylophone instruments. Outside under the church cloisters, we will be singing. All are welcome.
This bells and percussion group of Jr. Kindergartner and Kindergartners begin in January, and are part of Music Ministry and AJN Preschool, and will eventually feed into Cherub/Rejoice Choir. They meet on Tuesdays, 4:30 to 5:10 p.m. The director is Lisa Bond.