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Handbell Choir

Thank you to Marilyn and Tim for the beautiful Handbell performance on July 30, 2017.  

Knox Handbells meets on Thursdays evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 pm in the choir room.  Practice for handbells is right before the Chancel Choir practice.

Have you ever wondered how those people in the handbell choir make such wonderful sounds from those beautiful bronze handbells?  Come and check it out.

If you read music or can count, we can teach you the rest! Knox Handbells rings in church about once a month.  Our handbells have five full octaves and three octaves of choir chimes.

Carols and Candlelight 2017

 

Chancel Choir

Adult participation in the music ministry at Knox includes the Chancel Choir, which meets Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. We know there are many of you who enjoy listening to the choir, but we want you to sing WITH the choir! Why not try it!  You’ll have a reserved seat, one of the best in the sanctuary! You don’t have to have a great voice or sing a solo – just come because you love music! Consider it “giving back.” We promise you will have fun!

Email Jan Parry or call 630-615-4317. The choir usually sings for the 9:00 a.m. Sunday service and is led by our Director of Music, Curt Parry. The Chancel Choir sings a wide variety of published works, from Handel to the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.

Lenten Cantata 2017

Praise Team

The Praise Team uses contemporary music to support the pastoral teaching of the day at the 10:30 am worship services. These high-energy, family-friendly servies use a guitars, keyborad, bass, and drums to accompany praise and worship choruses, worship songs, and even traditional hymns that probably sound a bit differnt without the pipe organ!

Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary.  We also rehearse from 7:30 - 8:15 am on Sundays.

If you are interested in singing or playing the guitar, please contact Jan Parry.

Children & Youth Choir & Dance

Children and Youth choirs sing on a rotating basis every four to six weeks, and sing a variety of literature, from praise and worship songs to well-loved hymns of faith. Music is chosen to be an integral part of the worship service and is not performance based, but rather an element of personal worship of God.

Blessed Ballerinas Blessed Voices are adorable children ages 3-6 who meet Sundays and usually perform at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday morning.  Contact Jenny Hubbard or Jan Parry if you have any questions.

Prime Time is our choir of Kindergarten through 2nd grade children who meet as part of Wednesday Nights at Knox. 

Prime Time Children’s Choir was formed to help children Kindergarten through 2nd grade learn how to praise God with their singing!  They actually know how, but now they can do it with all their friends. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings beginning at 5:00 in the choir room off of Lehman Hall. 

Here is the schedule for Prime Time to sing in Sunday worship:

September 28 9:00
October 19 10:30
November 23 9:00 and/or 10:30  (Thanksgiving)
December 7 10:30
December 14 7:00 p.m.  (Carols and Candlelight)

We would also like Prime Time to be involved in Carols and Candlelight, which will be held on December 14 in the evening.  It’s a glorious time for Knox to stop the madness of the secular season and sit in the presence of God.

“Jesus And Me” will begin meeting September 10. Students from 3rd grade through 5th grade meet together for this choir.  They have a fantastic time of learning about God and developing great social connections.  JAM rehearses their choir portion of the evening at around 5:25. J.A.M. is a choir consisting of 3rd through 5th graders who meet as part of Wednesday Nights at Knox. 

Here is the schedule for J.A.M. to sing in Sunday worship:

December 14 7:00 p.m.  (Carols and Candlelight)

We would also like JAM to be involved in Carols and Candlelight, which will be held on December 14 in the evening.  It’s a glorious time for Knox to stop the madness of the secular season and sit in the presence of God.

G3 - Middle School youth choir meets in conjunction with the Wednesday Nights at Knox.  At this age level, we broaden the music opportunities to include not just vocal participation, but also instrumental.  On occasion, those students who study instrumental music in the schools or study piano privately have an opportunity to play for the other students in Wednesday Nights at Knox music program and/or the worship services.                                                                      

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Jan Parry or call directly to 630-615-4317.

More details about Wednesday Nights at Knox here.

 

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