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Handbell Choir

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 2018


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’s Singing In Worship Schedule

During our Wednesday Night program, the children have an opportunity to learn new songs for morning worship services.  We work hard on the music and also gain perspective on how it fits into the worship service.  The children learn how to contribute their talents (no matter what size!) to the worship of God.  A worthy and valuable lesson!

We appreciate your effort in reserving these dates on your calendar.

Primetime (K-2nd grade) & Jam (3rd-5th grade) 

  • December 2 - JAM 9:00 am / Prime Time 10:30 am
  • December 9 - Prime Time and JAM at Carols & Candlelight at 7:00 pm

Christmas Eve Choir - sign up HERE
This choir is open to ALL children K – 8th grade. You do not have to be a part of the Wednesday evening children’s programming. We are singing only at the 5:00 pm children & family service.

Rehearsals are:

 
  • December 9 – 10:00 – 10:25
  • December 16 – 10:00 – 10:25
  • December 23 – 10:00 – 10:25
  • December 24 - 4:30 pre-service practice; 5:00 pm WE SING!

 

 

The children will be singing for Christmas Eve at the 5:00 worship service. Thank you so much.  I look forward to a large and joyful choir! 

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. 

 

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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