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With its variety of musical styles and sonorities, Simple Gifts hopes to touch and nourish the soul of all who enter here, creating a community through music shared by congregational as well as greater Chicagoland artists. Join us as we celebrate the gift of music!

THE 2013- 2014 SEASON
Sunday, October 6
3:00 PM

Organ Recital:
Everhard Zwart

Principal organist of the Dutch Reformed New Westerkerk in Capelle aan den IJssel. Grandson of the legendary Jan Zwart; pupil of Feike Asma, Everhard Zwart is renowned for his virtuoso interpretation of many great compositions of organ literature.
Admission: A freewill offering will be taken

Saturday, October 19
7:30 PM

Sing to Live Community Chorus
"Reflections" - commemorating Breast Cancer Awareness Month Wilbert Watkins, Conductor General Admission: $20,
Seniors/Students: $15, Breast cancer survivors complimentary. Tickets available online at or
at the door.

Sunday, November 17
3:00 PM


North Shore Choral Society
Dr. Julia Davids, Conductor
The North Shore Choral Society is joined in concert by Chicago keyboard virtuoso David Schrader. General Admission: $25 Seniors: $22 Students: $15 Tickets available online at or at the door
Saturday, December 14
7:30 PM
Do-It-Yourself Messiah
The Christmas portion of Handel’s MESSIAH will be performed in the “Do It Yourself” tradition with all communities invited to join in. Led by the Chancel Choir, our GCC soloists and instrumentalists – all accompanied by the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra. Stephen Blackwelder, Conductor; James Winfield, Guest Organist. Admission: A freewill offering will be taken
Saturday, December 21
7:00 PM
20th Anniversary Special "Toy-ful Celebration Holiday

Tricia Melzer-Swaydrak and Friends welcome the Glenview Concert Band and US Marines to benefit Toys For Tots!! Admission: Free, but please consider bringing a NEW unwrapped toy to donate to the Marines.
Sunday, January 19
3:00 PM
A Concert for Peace
Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. and his committment to non-violent struggle, members and friends of GCC will explore the theme of "Peace" through a wide variety of styles and ensembles. Admission: A freewill offering will be taken to benefit Hands of Peace. Hands of Peace is an interfaith organization developing peacebuilding and leadership skills in Israeli, Palestinian and American teens
through the power of dialogue and personal relationships.
Sunday, Feburary 23
3:00 PM
If Music be the Food of Love…. a benefit concert for Northfield Township Food Pantry
musicians will perform a variety of vocal and instrumental works. Proceeds to benefit Northfield Township Food
Pantry. Admission: A freewill offering will be taken
Saturday, April 12
7:30 PM

Sing to Live® Community Chorus
"The Best of Broadway": Enjoy thesounds of America’s most endearingshows, past and present, from the time-honored hits of the golden age to the intimate gems of more
contemporary musicals. Wilbert Watkins, Conductor
General Admission: $20, Seniors/Students: $15, Breast cancer survivors complimentary. Tickets available online at or at the door.
Sunday, May 4
3:00 PM
A Postlude Mini- Series: Gary Wendt, Organist
Celebrate the art of the postlude with GCC's Minister of Music, Gary Wendt, as he explores favorite organ pieces
that send our congregation forward into their week from our sanctuary. Admission: Free
Sunday, May 21
7:00 PM
The Pomona College Glee Club from Claremont, California will open its 2014 Midwest tour at the Glenview Community Church with a free concert of classical music. Under the direction of Donna M. Di Grazia, the 25 member mixed voice chamber ensemble will present a program that includes pieces from the 16th century to the present with music by Victoria, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov, Pärt, Tavener, Gjeilo, and others.
Sunday, May 25
4:00 PM
God Bless America –
For Those Who Gave Their All
A free concert for the community to honor the men and women of the military who served our country and paid the ultimate price so that ALL may live free.

Don't Miss Our Other Glenview Community Musical Events

Sunday, December 8
10:30 AM &
2:00 PM
62nd Annual Pageant: "The Nativity"
Over the course of well over a half century, one constant
event in the church’s calendar has been the Christmas Pageant. Each year the children and youth of the
church along with dozens of adults, recreate the telling of the story of a boy named David, and his experiencing the
birth of Christ through music, dance, and tableau visions.
Admission: A freewill offering will be taken
Sunday, March 9
10:00 AM
"Requiem" by John Rutter
The GCC Chancel Choir, soloists and orchestra will presentthis moving work in our morning worship service. This is one of the best-loved and most widely performed choral works of the twentieth century. The texts (in Latin and English) are from the Missa pro Defunctis, the Book of Common Prayer, and the Psalms. The seven sections form an arch-like meditation on the themes of life and death: prayers on behalf of all humanity, psalms, personal prayers to Christ, and in the central Sanctus an
affirmation of divine glory.
Friday, April 18
7:30 PM

Children's Choir Musical: "Godspell"



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