The Grace Choir sings weekly at the 10:30 a.m. worship service and rehearses every Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. from September through May in the choir rehearsal room. The ensemble also sings at special services throughout the liturgical year to support and enhance the worship experience at Grace. High school students and adults are welcome to join for fellowship and worship through music. The Grace Choir is under the direction of Jon Arnold.
8:00 a.m. Choir
The 8:00 a.m. Choir sings on the fourth Sunday of each month and rehearses on the prior Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the choir rehearsal room. This ensemble exists to continue the diverse worship experiences at Grace’s 8:00 a.m. service and is also called upon to join the Grace Choir for special services throughout the liturgical year. Grace’s Director of Music, Jon Arnold, is the conductor of this ensemble.
From October through May, the handbell choir meets on Monday evenings 7:00-8:00 p.m. and plays at both worship services each second Sunday of the month. The ensemble is made up of ringers from middle school students through adults, plays hymn arrangements and works specifically composed for handbells, and is led by Jon Arnold.
If anyone is interested in joining a choir ensemble at Grace Lutheran Church, please contact Jon Arnold, Director of Music, at Music@GraceLutheranCU.org. All are welcome.
We have two children’s choirs at Grace:
GLO (Grace Little Ones) is for K-4th grades, and is directed by Michelle Kozlowski.
GLO practices Thursdays, 4:30p.m.-5:00p.m.
GPS (Grace Part Singers) is for 5th-High School, and is directed by Sara Anderson.
GPS practices Wednesdays, 7:30p.m.-8:00p.m.
Year round the Guitar Ensemble leads congregational singing of hymns and liturgy at the 8am service, the first Sunday of each month. The group sets the rehearsal time and selects performance music. If you’re interested in joining, please contact Claire Walworth Vail at ClaireWalworth@yahoo.com.
Dana Robinson has been Grace’s organist for many years. He is associate professor of organ in the University of Illinois School of Music. A native of Boston, he has performed on some of the most significant modern and historic organs in the United States, and has presented recitals, master classes, and lectures throughout the country. He maintains an active schedule of teaching and performing, and he and his students can often be heard practicing or engaged in lessons throughout the week at Grace.
The Pedersen Memorial Organ at Grace is a 2-manual, 23-rank, 17-stop, tracker-action, Baroque-style instrument built in 1975 by Casavant Frères of St. Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada (Op. 3246)