Simple Gifts Concert Series

Welcome to the 2022-2023 concert season at Glenview Community Church.  With its variety of musical styles and sonorities, Simple Gifts hopes to touch and nourish the souls of all who enter here, creating a celebration through music shared by congregational, community and international artists.  Our concerts support local charitable organizations and promote peace in our world. Join us as we make a difference through music!  

We are excited this year to introduce a new instrument to our concert lineup.  The historic 1937 Wicks Pipe Organ, Opus 1751, was purchased to celebrate the opening of our new Commons, a welcoming space for all people.


Friday, September 30, 2022 7:00 PM  

Music of Cesar Franck
Scott Dettra, Organist

In celebration of the 200th Anniversary of his birth, The American Guild of Organists sponsors this 2-part concert series featuring the organ works of Cesar Franck.  The first concert will take place at the Glenview Community Church.  The second will take place at St. Lukes Episcopal Church, Evanston, on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 4:00 PM.  

Sunday, October 16, 2022 3:00 PM ORGAN WALK 9
Derek Nickels, Kirstin Synnesvedt, Rich Spantikow, Gary Wendt – organists

A walk (or drive) between four Glenview churches, featuring organists Derek Nickels (guest organist, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church) Kirstin Synnestvedt (New Church), Rich Spantikow (St. David’s Church) and Gary Wendt (Glenview Community Church). We will begin at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at 3:00 and conclude around 5:00 at GCC and feature the newly installed 1937 Wicks pipe organ in the church’s Commons.  A free-will offering will be taken to support Northfield Township Food Pantry
Sunday, November 6, 2022


4:00 PM Sing to Live
The Sing to Live Community Chorus returns for its annual spring choral concert. Kevin Kelly, Conductor.Tickets: Gen. Adm: $22 online
Breast Cancer Survivors: Free
Saturday, December 17, 2022


Join the Toys Choir, the Joyful Ringers, and the Children’s Choirs for an unforgettable evening of holiday music and fun.  This concert benefits the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots Program (, but please consider bringing a toy (or TOYS) to the concert to donate to the Marines and help make some child’s Christmas morning a little brighter.
Sunday, March 12 3:00 PM CONCERT FOR PEACE
Members and friends of GCC will explore the theme of “Peace” through a wide variety of styles and ensembles.  Katherine Hughes, Kevin Kizer, Jade Maze, Kent Wehman, Gary Wendt and others perform in this annual concert favorite!  This concert benefits Hands of Peace ( – an interfaith organization developing peacebuilding and leadership skills in Israeli, Palestinian, and American teens through the power of dialogue and personal relationships.A free-will offering will be taken to support Hands of Peace