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Guest Worship Leader - Daniel Doss
Saturday, August 5 at 5:00 pm | Fellowship Hall
Sunday, August 6 at 9:00 am and 10:45 am | Fellowship Hall

Guest Worship Leader - Daniel Doss

Join us on August 5 and 6 as we welcome back Guest Worship Leader, Daniel Doss, to the Fellowship Hall stage. More info on Daniel below:

Discovered by industry titans Norman Miller and Mike Jay in 2007, Daniel signed with Sparrow Records, and under the moniker of the Daniel Doss Band, released his major label debut, Greater Than Us All, in 2008. Today he’s a well-respected songwriter in the Word Worship family who has since released two additional albums, the most recent titled, “Praise The King.” A storyteller at heart, Daniel travels the country leading worship at a different church nearly every Sunday, as well as at student camps, conferences, and special events throughout the year. Over the course of two decades, he and his wife Emily—whom he met in college—have also been instrumental in launching two churches.

It was his father, a music minister, who encouraged him to record this new album. “My dad came to me at a revival and said, ‘Hey, you need a new record. You’re writing a lot of powerful songs that need to be heard.’” With an arsenal of potential cuts and the support of his family, Daniel headed into the studio, producing the project along with Brian Hitt and Andrew Bergthold. The album’s ten original selections were all written or co-written by Daniel, with a number of well-known industry veterans making significant contributions.

All the pieces of Daniel’s life converge on Praise The King to tell a larger narrative. “The musical diversity of this record represents the many different environments and settings within the Church where I do ministry,” he offers. “I have a heart for the Church.”


Elmhurst College Flute Studio
Sunday, August 6 | 9:00 am and 10:45 am | Sanctuary

Elmhurst College Flute Studio

Come listen as Elmhurst College Flute Studio joins us in classic worship in the Sanctuary at 9:00 and 10:45 am on August 6. Read more information on the musicians below:

The Music Department at Elmhurst College has long been recognized for its exceptional training in jazz and music education among other areas of concentration. Currently, students in the flute studio are majoring in flute or saxophone performance, music business, music education, and elementary education.


Contemporary Worship Auditions
 

Contemporary Worship Auditions

Thank you for taking the time to consider serving on our worship team. Our ministry exists to serve our congregation by creating moments for them to experience God. He created each of us with distinct gifts and abilities. We place a high value on creating those moments with a team that is skilled, equipped and called to lead in those moments.

We have a thorough process of determining whether or not you are a good fit for the contemporary worship band. Your first step is to look over the information in the attachment below. If you are interested, please fill out the ministry application and return it to the worship department.

It's a delight to have you here at Christ Church. Thank you for taking time to explore this new opportunity.

Creating to serve, serving to love,

Chad Negley
Contemporary Worship Director
cnegley@cc-ob.org

Contemporary Worship Audition Packet


David Sands, Cellist
Sunday, August 13 | 9:00 am and 10:45 am | Sanctuary

David Sands, Cellist

Come listen as David Sands joins us in classic worship in the Sanctuary at 9:00 and 10:45 am on August 13. Read more about the musician below:

David Sands is a cellist in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago where he sits as assistant principal. He also teaches at the People's Music School in Chicago.


Picosa Chamber Ensemble
Sunday, August 20 | 9:00 am and 10:45 am | Sanctuary

Picosa Chamber Ensemble

Come listen as Picosa Chamber Ensemble joins us in classic worship in the Sanctuary at 9:00 and 10:45 am on August 20. Read more about the musicians below:

Picosa is a Chicago-based mixed chamber ensemble know for its signature symphonic sound and virtuosity. The ensemble’s unique approach to programming presents celebrated masterworks from across the centuries and around the globe.


Lincoln Park Brass
Sunday, August 27 | 9:00 am and 10:45 am | Sanctuary

Lincoln Park Brass

Come listen as Lincoln Park Brass joins us in classic worship in the Sanctuary at 9:00 and 10:45 am on August 27. Read more about the musicians below:

Lincoln Park Brass is a chamber brass ensemble made up of some of the finest musicians in Chicago. It was founded in 2002 while its members were students at DePaul University. Years later, this group of professional musicians continue to perform together and individually, often with some of the finest ensembles throughout the Chicago area, such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Elgin Symphony, Chicago Sinfonietta, and many of the local and regional symphonies in the area. Lincoln Park Brass has appeared on several recital series, including those at Wheaton College Community School of the Arts, First United Church of Oak Park, Bethel United Church of Christ in Elmhurst, and First Presbyterian Church in Deerfield. They have commissioned works by composer Chris Teichler and have collaborated with organists Rhonda Sider Edgington and William Crowle. Their music has been featured in venues such as Symphony Center, The United Center, and on State Street in Chicago, as well as numerous retirement homes, schools, and churches. In 2014 they were part of a worship service at Christ Church of Oak Brook that was broadcast nationwide on Easter morning.​​​​​​​


Julia Tsien, Pianist
Sunday, September 3 | 9:00 am and 10:45 am | Sanctuary

Julia Tsien, Pianist

 

Come listen as Julia Tsien joins us in classic worship in the Sanctuary at 9:00 and 10:45 am on September 3. Read more about Julia below: 

Music has been part of Julia’s life from the time she was a little girl in Shanghai. Her grandmother, a Christian, played the piano and taught her mother how to play. She, in turn, taught Julia Julia grew up fascinated by the majesty of music and knew it was her destiny to become a pianist. She studied at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and went on to become a pianist for the Shanghai Lyric Opera House. After immigrating to the United States, Julia pursued a graduate degree in music from American Conservatory of Music and post graduate study at Indiana University. In her life’s journey, Julia has felt directed and blessed by the sovereign God. Music is her way to worship our Creator!

 


Windy City Brass
Sunday, September 10 | 9:00 am and 10:45 am | Sanctuary

Windy City Brass

Come listen as Windy City Brass joins us in classic worship in the Sanctuary at 9:00 and 10:45 am on September 10.

 


Music Conservatory
Music Instruction

Music Conservatory

The Christ Church Conservatory is dedicated to providing excellent music instruction provided by loving, Christian educators who are experts in their field. All of our instructors go through an interview and background check process and are committed to upholding the high standards of instruction and the policies of Christ Church, as set forth by the Worship Ministry.

Students range in age from four years old to adult, depending on the expectations of each instructor and specific requirements of each instrument. Many of our instructors hold student recitals throughout the year to showcase student talent and provide a short-term goal for the work carried out in lessons each week.

Christ Church Conservatory instructors teach on-site, with students taking 30- or 60-minute lessons, depending on age. Our instructors set their own fees. Fees are paid directly to the instructor. Additional books, sheet music or instructional materials may be required by the instructors.

Instruction is currently offered in the following areas.

  • Voice (12 years old to adult)
  • Guitar (10 years old to adult)
  • Brass: trumpet, French horn, trombone, tuba (10 years old to adult)
  • Piano (4 years old to adult)*
  • Traditional Strings (4 years old to adult)*

* Most instructors recommend students be able to read the written word before attempting to read music.

For instructor contact information, please contact Susan Mech at 630-321-3926 or smech@cc-ob.org.

 


Classic Worship: Instrumental Ensembles
Instrumental groups that meet for regularly scheduled rehearsals

Classic Worship: Instrumental Ensembles

Learn more about the inspirational instrumental ensembles at Christ Church:

The Brass Choir is open by audition to all brass players high school age through adult. They play often in worship services and special events throughout the year. New members are encouraged to inquire.

For more information about the CCOB Worship and Music Ministry, please contact Noelle Combs at (630) 321-3932 or e-mail at ncombs@cc-ob.org

Full classical orchestras are assembled at Christ Church of Oak Brook throughout the church year.

Interviews and auditions are required for participation.  Currently, the highlights for our classical orchestra include accompanying Handel's Messiah in December and a large choral-orchestral work on Palm Sunday each year.

Chamber ensembles are also formed as need and opportunity arise.

For more information about the Worship and Music Ministry, please contact Noelle Combs at (630) 321-3932 or e-mail at ncombs@cc-ob.org

The Sanctuary Organ is an Austin Pipe Organ (4 manuals, 80 ranks of pipes, 4440 pipes) in the Sanctuary of Christ Church of Oak Brook and was built for the church by Austin Organ Inc. of Hartford, Conn. Devon Hollingsworth was the principal designer of the Opus 2161, 1978-80-82-86.

For more information about the Worship and Music Ministry, please contact Noelle Combs at (630) 654-1882 or e-mail at ncombs@cc-ob.org

 

 


Classic Worship: Choral Ensembles
Vocal music groups that meet for regularly scheduled rehearsals

Classic Worship: Choral Ensembles

Music brings beauty and majesty to the worship experiences at Christ Church, and the human voice is one of the most wonderful expressions of God's desire for praise. Our choral music offerings range from our Acorn children's choir to our Chamber Singers. We invite you to come join us as we lift our voice in song!

Adult Choral Ensembles are formed from members, as well as regular attenders of Christ Church.  Membership of Christ Church is NOT a requirement for Ministry membership! Our two primary Ministry  choirs rehearse regularly for weekly worship and special events throughout the church year.

Chancel Choir is the main musical organization of Christ Church. It is open to adults including college and high school ages (ages 14 and up). We provide music for the Sunday morning classic services at 9:00 am and 10:45 am, for special services during the holiday seasons, and weekly television and radio broadcasts as needed. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Ability to match pitch and learn a part is required. Guests are always welcome to come and observe a rehearsal with no obligation to join.

Interested? Contact Noelle at 630/321-3932 or ncombs@cc-ob.org


Chamber Singers is an advanced mixed choral ensemble for the experienced Christian musician. The Chamber Singers sing concerts and special services occasionally, including Ash Wednesday and our beloved Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols, as well as a spring concert featuring sacred and secular selections.  Their repertoire ranges from early music through classical, jazz and current sacred choral music. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

Contact Noelle at ncombs@cc-ob.org​​​​​​​ for an audition or for more information.

BOTH CHOIRS: Weekly rehearsals begin Sunday, September 11 and run through December 18 and again from January 8-April 30. Periodically present music in Sunday morning worship services, as well as Thanksgiving Day, Spirit Village, Messiah-CarolFest Concerts, Christmas Eve, and Palm Sunday; they will present a full musical in the spring. Detailed calendar will be provided via email, on the website and hard copy on September 11.

 

ACORN CHOIR (New rehearsal time!): Children age 4 through 1st grade. Rehearses Sunday mornings from 11:50-12:20. Acorn participants attending 10:45 KidZone will be escorted from their classrooms to the choir room (Room 111 on the lower level), where parents can pick them up afterward. Note: Parents of 4 year olds are required to stay with their child at least through October to be sure they are ready for this experience.



KIDS OF THE KINGDOM (New rehearsal time!): Children in grades 2-6. Rehearses Sunday mornings from 10:00-10:45 in the choir room (Room 111 on the lower level).  Note: Children who checked in at the kiosks for 9:00 KidZone/COW should come straight from their community to Room 111; additional kiosk check-in is not required. Children who attend 10:45 KidZone/COW should be checked in prior to coming to rehearsal and will be dismissed to their community at 10:45.

Children's Music Coordinator Cassandra Henwood can be contacted at chenwood@cc-ob.org. 

Register HERE

This vocal group is a non-denominational men's chorus of some 35 voices whose members represent all walks of life and church backgrounds. Mostly residents of Chicago's western suburbs, The Singing Men come from such diverse career paths as corporate officers, retirees, self-employed businessmen, professionals and craftsmen who share their love of music and Christian ministry.

Men of good voice and musicianship are welcome to audition. Rehearsals are every Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. from September through mid-May at Christ Church of Oak Brook.

For more information, please leave a message for Wendell Borrink at Christ Church at (630) 654-1882, Ext. 356, or at Pearbor@aol.com​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 


Contemporary Worship Volunteer Needs
Readers, Drama, Media

Contemporary Worship Volunteer needs

Contemporary Worship at Christ Church needs you!  Please consider helping in worship on one of the following teams.  If you'd like to learn more, please click on the View Current Serving Opps button at the top of the Worship Arts.  This will take you to your first step to serving at Christ Church.

Scripture Readers: You are one of the voices up front leading or speaking Scripture passages during a single worship service.

Teens and adults are needed to share their voice in reading scripture during a single worship service.  We assign three different readers per weekend for each worship service.   When reading, you are fully equipped with specific material for the worship service mid-week prior to the weekend.

Drama: Help plan and execute dramatic presentations for our weekend services.

You enjoy working with a team of actors, have experience acting or directing on/off stage, can commit to memorizing a script, attending multiple rehearsals and performing at all three weekend services when scheduled.

Media: Help create content for our weekend services using photography, video and other visual media.

                You’re creative, enjoy the arts, have a portfolio of projects you’ve done and have an interest
                in using it for supporting a worship experience.

If you are interested in learning more, please click here.