At First Church of Lombard we believe that music is a vital part of our worship service, because it brings us together, with one another and with God. Making beautiful music every week would be impossible without the help of our talented and committed volunteers, which make First Church a place where Music Ministries are vibrant and alive.
An SATB choir where all singers of high school age and up are always welcome. Our repertoire encompasses a wide variety of musical expression and styles. We sing about three times a month during church service and other special programs, including our annual Christmas cantata. We rehearse on Thursday at 6:30 pm and for those unable to attend a weeknight rehearsal but still want to be a part of Chancel Choir, we rehearse every Sunday, at 9:00 am.
A vocal SATB ensemble with a repertoire that includes choral arrangements of contemporary music, including UCC praise and worship music. Our skillful guitarists and percussionists enhance the contemporary flavor of the ensemble. One Step rehearses once a week, on Sunday at 9:00 am and sing about three times a month. We are always excited about new members, please contact the Director of Music Ministries to join.
Josiah Reade Ringers
Our talented handbell ringers provide beautiful music, ringing frequently in church and at special services. First Church owns and uses 6 octaves of Malmark handbells and 2 octaves of Choirchimes. We have weekly rehearsals on Thursday at 7:45 pm. Whether you are an experienced ringer or have no experience, if you read music or are willing to learn and, would like to become a part of this amazing ensemble, please contact the Director of Music Ministries.
At the conclusion of Sunday School every week – from 11:15 – 11:30am – all pre-school through 5th grade classes get together to move a little, laugh a lot – and make some great (and pretty silly) music in the process. During our time together, we work not only on memorizing lyrics, but simple choreography, keeping a steady beat, enunciation, stage presentation, and singing in tune. Students work on listening to and following directions as we prepare the pieces that we will share with the congregation.
On the second Sunday of the month, all of Sunday school students share the song they’ve been learning with the congregation. These “performances” are fully interactive, and the kids love to see their friends and families join in on the action.
For more information on the Children’s Music program contact the ">Director of Children’s Music.