Music gives life to the scripture that we read. At First Congregational Church, music is an integral part of our worship experience. Whether it’s the choir singing, children ringing bells, or guest musicians from the Chicago symphony orchestra, every Sunday the walls of our church are filled with song. We hope that when you worship with us you leave with a spring in your step and a song in your heart.
Programs for Children and Youth
Ring ‘N Sing:
This ensemble is for children in 1st-6th grades and we ring and sing! The children learn solfege, rhythm and basic music-reading skills while learning songs and ringing handchimes. We sing and/or ring occasionally during Sunday morning worship.
Rehearsals are on Sundays from 11:15-11:45am.
An extension of Ring n’ Sing, this ensemble is designed for children in 3rd grade and up. The focus is on voice development, music reading and singing more challenging music. We sing in worship a few times a year.
Rehearsals are after Ring n’ Sing from 11:45am-12:15pm on Sundays.
The wonder of Christmas is so powerful told through the voices of children. Fun and heart are always at the center, but there’s always a twist – maybe the camels see the light after begrudging their role as King carriers, or… find out by joining in! Rehearsals start in November. Children K-8th grades are welcome.
Summer Musical Camp:
What better way to learn a bible story than in drama and song, and, of course, humor? Each summer the music and education staffs collaborate on a one-week camp where an entire musical is learned and performed. When not in rehearsal, the campers make themed crafts, play games and even get a little faith formation. Children in 1st-8th grades are welcome.
Programs for High School and Adults
This all-volunteer, SATB ensemble is open to all singers, high-school on up. Rehearsals are Thursdays, 7:30-9:30pm. The choir helps lead worship most Sundays September-May. The repertoire ranges from the great works of the last 400 years to the best new arrangements. At least twice per year the choir sings with orchestra for our “Choral Sermons.” New choir members are offered two free voice coachings with Ryan Cox.
To view our 2016 Choral Sermon please click here.
Carillon Handbell Choir:
Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7:30-9pm and is also open to anyone high-school on up. Previous ringing experience is not required; however, basic music reading is helpful (counting is the big thing!). Regular ringers or those who would like to sub in from time to time are welcome.
Want To Be Involved In FCCLG Music?
If you would like to participate in any of our musical programs, contact our Music Director Ryan Cox.
Want to Become a Better Musician?
At First Congregational Church we are also blessed to host the First Conservatory of La Grange in our building. For more information about the Conservatory please visit their website.