Simple Gifts Concert Series

Welcome to the 2019-2020 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.

Sunday, September 22nd 11:30am Fishbowl Concert
Saturday, October 26th 7:30pm Sing to Live Community Chorus
Sunday, November 3rd 11:30am Hymn Sing
Saturday, December 14th 7:00pm A Toy-Ful Celebration
Sunday, January 26th 3:00pm Come Together: The Fab 4tet String Quartet
Sunday, February 16th 12:00pm Put a Little Love in Your Heart: GCC Musician Recital
Sunday, March 15th 3:00pm A Concert for Peace
Saturday, April 4th 7:30pm Sing to Live Community Chorus
Sunday, May 31st 3:00pm Organ Walk 9

 


FISHBOWL CONCERT IN THE COMMONS

Sunday, September 22 from 11:30am to 12:00pm

A family program of music performed by the instrumentalists and children’s choirs of Glenview Community Church. Kids will be able to walk around the performers to see how the instruments are played and will have an up-close look at our new pipe organ, dedicated to the new Commons!

A free-will offering will be taken to support Simple Gifts Concert Series.

CLASSIC MOTOWN: SING TO LIVE

Saturday, October 26th at 7:30pm

The Sing to Live Community Chorus, founded in 2005, was created to provide a unique musical outlet that fosters hope and celebrates survival for singers whose lives have been touched by breast cancer.  Proceeds from concerts are donated to breast cancer research. Dr. Wilbert Watkins, Conductor.

Tickets:
Gen. Adm:  $22 online; $27 at the door
Students:  $17 online; $22 at the door
Breast Cancer Survivors: Free

www.singtolive.org

HYMN SING IN THE COMMONS

Sunday, November 3rd at 11:30am

Gather around our newly acquired 1937 Wicks pipe organ in the Commons to sing some of your favorite hymn tunes.  

A free-will offering will be taken to support Simple Gifts Concert Series.

A TOY-FUL CELEBRATION

Saturday, December 14th at 7:00pm

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 (www.toysfortots.org).

Free, 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.

COME TOGETHER: THE FAB 4TET STRING QUARTET

Sunday, January 26th at 3:00pm in the Commons

Katherine Hughes and the Fab 4tet will present an all-Beatles performance in the Commons.

A free-will offering will be taken to support Simple Gifts Concert Series.

PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART: GCC MUSICIAN RECITAL IN THE COMMONS

Sunday, February 16th at 12:00pm

The musicians of Glenview Community Church present a recital of vocal solos, ensembles and instrumental works to brighten the winter with musical Valentines.

A free-will offering will be taken to support Simple Gifts Concert Series.

A CONCERT FOR PEACE

Sunday, March 15th at 3:00pm

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 (www.handsofpeace.org) – 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

SING TO LIVE COMMUNITY CHORUS

Saturday, April 4th at 7:30pm

The Sing to Live Community Chorus returns for their annual spring choral concert. Dr. Wilbert Watkins, Conductor.

Tickets:
Gen. Adm:  $22 online; $27 at the door
Students:  $17 online; $22 at the door
Breast Cancer Survivors: Free

www.singtolive.org

ORGAN WALK 9

Sunday, May 31st 3:00pm

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.  Check www.gccmusic.com for exact concert route. 

A free-will offering will be taken to support Northfield Township Food Pantry