Music at Community

[chris directing the choir]At Community UMC, you will find a vibrant music ministry that offers opportunities for people of all ages and all musical abilities and backgrounds. Not only will you find hymns and praise music, but you will also be inspired by classical, contemporary, gospel, spirituals and music from around the world. There is a place for you! For more information, contact our Director of Music Ministry & Organist, Chris Garofalo.

Community Singers

2016-community-singersThis loving group of singers of all abilities and backgrounds worships and builds relationships through inspiring music. The choir is made up of people of all ages from 8th grade, high school, college students and up and sings a wide variety of passionate, spirit-filled music.

Community Singers rehearses on Thursday nights from 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm in the Sanctuary and sings in Sunday services three times a month.

Carillon Bells

Led by Kyle Markwell, this heartfelt ensemble expresses their praise through handbell ringing. 8th grade, high school, college students and adults of all ages who desire to ring are encouraged to participate.

Carillon Bells rehearses Thursday afternoons from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm and plays at our 8:30 am Liturical service once a month.

Dance

Rainbow Dancers
For Kindergarten – Grade school. A wonderful way to experience and share our love of God is through dance. We share our dance once a month in the 8:30 am or 11:00 am Worship Services.

Rainbow Dancers rehearse on Wednesdays from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm. 

Rejoice Dancers
For Junior High – Adults. We will share dances several times this year and rehearse two times before we dance at a time agreed upon by the dancers.

Anyone interested please contact Donna Pries at 630 637 9316 or donna@pries.ws.

Heart ‘n’ Soul

This intimate group of female singers loves to laugh and build relationships through their offering of music. Women of all ages and abilities from high school and up are encouraged to attend. This ensemble sings a wide variety of music and is led by Joline Bastounes and Amy Hollander.

Heart ‘n’ Soul rehearses on the first and third Tuesday nights from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Chapel and sings in Sunday services twice a month.

OnCenter Band

OnCenter Band, led by Dave Jenkins, includes singers, guitars, bass, keyboards, drums and occasionally other instruments. We express our passion for God and worship through energetic and fun-filled contemporary Christian praise and worship music.

The OnCenter Band rehearses Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary. The band leads worship weekly at our OnCenter contemporary service at 11:00 am on Sundays.

Music Ministry

Community UMC also hosts a variety of guest musicians to complement services throughout the year. The musicians include:

  • The Grant Street Quartet
  • Jonita Lattimore, Soprano
  • Carolyn May, Flute
  • Henry Pleas, Tenor
  • Andrew Molina, Cello
  • Michele Lekas, Violin
  • Mark Lekas, Cello
  • Roger Birkeland, Saxophone
  • Jennifer Leckie, Violin
  • Sharon Chang, Violin
  • Ryan Rump, Viola
  • Jered Montgomery, Trumpet
  • Timothy Archbold, Cello
  • Eric Pidluski, Violin
  • Jean Hatmaker, Cello

Sunday Musicales

A series of Sunday afternoon concerts at 3:00 pm for Community UMC and the community at large sponsored by Senior Ministries and Music Ministries. The programs are offered free to the public with a love offering and are followed by a reception provided by Senior Ministries.

Upcoming Musicales:

  • May 31 – Jonita Lattimore, Soprano
  • Aug 16 – Chris DiMarco, baritone
  • Oct 11 – Chamber Music