The Chapel Choir of First United Methodist Church, Downers Grove, will present two performances of "Celebrating God's Gift," on Sunday, December 16 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Experience the joy and wonder of Christmas through words and music as they are shared by this 45-voice high school choir.
Tickets are $10 and available from the church at 1032 Maple Ave. or at the door the day of the concert. Proceeds will help offset some of the costs of the choir's 42nd Annual Spring Break Tour to New Orleans, LA, March 23-30, 2013.
The Chapel Choir has a long and rich history at First United
Methodist Church. It has led Sunday worship at the 9:30 morning service during the school year since 1960.
For the past 41 years, the choir has participated on a
week-long Spring Break musical mission trip spreading God’s message in word and song to congregations throughout North America, including such places as New
York City, Boston, Denver, St. Simon’s Island, Memphis, Pensacola, Nashville, Toronto, Dallas, Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Philadelphia, Virginia Beach, New Orleans, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and many communities in between. Over the years, the choir has also performed at the Northern Illinois Conference and other sporting and community events.
Despite ever increasing demands on their time, choir members practice Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings following worship in preparation of both the Christmas concerts and tour. Members also give of their time through fundraising and mission activities at church and are involved in numerous activities in school, including athletics, speech, band, choir, dance, and clubs.