Adult Choirs

Chancel Choir | Choral Society | Drumming Circle
Handbell Choir | Men’s Choir | Morning Choir
Music Mission Choir | Taizé Instrumental Ensemble
Women’s Choir | Schedule Updates


Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir sings September–June at the 8:00 a.m. Sunday worship service.

Rehearses Thursdays, 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Sundays, 7:30–7:45 a.m.

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Choral Society

The Fourth Church Choral Society is a choral group for singers from the Chicago community and the Fourth Church congregation. The Choral Society will perform Franz Schubert’s Mass in G Major with the Chicago Chamber Orchestra on Thursday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. More information, including a rehearsal schedule, is available here.

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Drumming Circle

The Drumming Circle is open to anyone who enjoys playing percussion instruments. During the 2014–2015 season, the group will play in 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship on October 5, December 7, February 1, and March 29 and rehearse before each gathering.

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Handbell Choir

The Handbell Choir periodically participates in 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services between October and May. This five-octave multigenerational choir plays a wide range of handbell literature.

Rehearses Sundays, 8:00–8:45 a.m.

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Men’s Choir

The Men’s Choir sings at the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services during the summer and rehearses occasionally during that time.

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Morning Choir

The Morning Choir sings year-round at the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sunday worship services. An audition is required for this choir.

Rehearses Thursdays, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Sundays, 8:45–9:15 a.m.

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Music Mission Choir

The Music Mission Choir prepares to tour and engage in the outreach ministry of a mission trip. Past mission trips have taken place in Cuba and Guatemala; a domestic trip is planned for 2015.

Rehearses Wednesdays, several weeks before the trip
6:00–7:30 p.m.

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Taizé Instrumental Ensemble

Taizé music is beautiful and repetitive so any level of expertise is acceptable for this ensemble, which is open to youth and adults who can play an instrument.

Rehearses fourth Fridays at 7:00 p.m.
(prior to the 7:30 p.m. Taizé service)

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Women’s Choir

The Women’s Choir sings at the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services during the summer and rehearses occasionally during that time.

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Schedule Updates

Thursday, October 30
Choral Society Concert
7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Saturday, November 22
Magnificent Mile Lighting Fest Christmas Caroling
5:00 p.m. on the Sanctuary steps

Sunday, November 23
Gospelfest
3:30 p.m. at St. Matthews Methodist Church
(1000 N. Orleans St., at the corner of Oak St.)
Meet at Fourth Church at 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 25
No choir rehearsals

Thursday, November 27
10:00 a.m. Rehearsal
11:00 a.m. Thanksgiving Service
in the Sanctuary
No evening choir rehearsals

Sunday, December 14
5:30 p.m. Rehearsal
6:30 p.m. Festival of Advent Lessons and Music
in the Sanctuary

Sunday, December 21
8:45 a.m. Morning Choir Rehearsal
9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Ceremony of Carols

Wednesday, December 24
5:00 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
   in Buchanan Chapel Choir Loft
6:00 p.m. Service with the Chancel Choir
   in the Sanctuary
7:00 p.m. Morning Choir Rehearsal
   in Buchanan Chapel Choir Loft
8:30 and 11:00 p.m. Services with the Morning Choir
   in the Sanctuary

Thursday, December 25
No choir rehearsals

Thursday, January 1
No choir rehearsals

Thursday, January 8
Regular rehearsal schedule resumes

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For more information about adult choirs at Fourth Presbyterian Church, contact John Sherer, Organist and Director of Music (312.981.3592).