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. More information is available here.

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Drumming Circle

The Drumming Circle is open to anyone who enjoys playing percussion instruments. During the 2016–2017 season, the group will play in 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship on the first Sunday of each month, October–May, 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 and Men’s Choirs

The Women’s and Men’s Choirs sing 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

   Festival of Advent Lessons and Music
   Sunday, December 11
   5:30 p.m. rehearsal for the Chancel and Morning Choirs in the Sanctuary
   6:30 p.m. service

   Morning Choir Christmas Cantata Rehearsal
   Saturday, December 17
   10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

   Christmas Cantata
   Sunday, December 18
   8:45 a.m. rehearsal; 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. service

   Chancel Choir Sings for Christmas Eve
   Saturday, December 24
   5:00 p.m. rehearsal in the Buchanan Chapel Choir Loft
   6:00 p.m. service in the Sanctuary

   Morning Choir Sings for Christmas Eve
   Saturday, December 24
   7:00 p.m. rehearsal in the Buchanan Chapel Choir Loft
   8:30 and 11:00 p.m. services

   No Choir Rehearsals
   Thursday, December 29

   Chancel and Morning Choir Rehearsals Resume
   Thursday, January 5

Please note that only one service will be held (11:00 a.m.) on Sunday, December 25, 2016 and Sunday, January 1, 2017. On those Sundays, the Morning Choir will rehearse at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

A very big thank-you to everyone for all of your extra hard work!

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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).