MAKE MUSIC

We offer our talents of melody and song

By joining our hearts with the beauty of sound, we give voice to our faith through the art of music. Music soothes, excites, challenges, and unites us in ways in which words alone cannot. Through our hymns, psalms and acclamations, the singing of our choirs, and the sound of our instruments, music enables us to touch the deepest mysteries of God as we unite together in prayer. 

 

Explore the various ways in which we make music by clicking on each heading.

For adults - high school age and older

A sampling of organ music

Sharing musical talents of all kinds

A sampling of our hymns

For more information about our music programs, contact Music Director Mark Downey at 630-584-2596.

The St. Charles Choir

For adults - high school age and older

Adults and young adults in all voice parts are welcomed and encouraged to join the St. Charles Choir. Members are provided with regular training in vocal techniques, sight-reading and solfeg in a welcoming and engaging atmosphere. New members are always welcome!

 

The 8:30 a.m. Ensemble leads the congregation in song during the 8:30 a.m. service. Complete with voices, piano, guitar, violin, flute, and an Irish drum, the band plays lively tunes and thoughtful hymns to complement this contemporary family service. 

 

Our talented St. Charles Episcopal Choir sings for the 10:45 a.m. service and other services as needed. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evening from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. The choir performs anthems, sings psalms, and leads the congregation in song. 

 

For more information, contact Music Director Mark Downey at 630-584-2596.

 
 

Instrumentalists

Sharing musical talents of all kinds

Do you play an instrument? If yes, consider sharing your musical talent with the parish as we enhance the liturgy with our musical offerings. Musical talents of all kinds are welcome to join us in praising God in any of our services. 

 

We also have openings for Handbell Ringers. Handbells are used most often at the 10:30 a.m. service. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

 

Hymns

Please listen as our choir offers music to the glory of God in "Hosanna", from Palm Sunday 2019.

Please enjoy our 2019 Advent Lessons and Carols performance.

1. Nun komm der Heiden Heiland - The St. Charles Choir
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8. Jesus Christ, The Apple Tree - The St. Charles Choir
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2. Veni, Vemi Emmanuel - The St. Charles Choir
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9. Tree of Life - The St. Charles Choir
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God is Light - The St. Charles Choir
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10. Advent Message - The St. Charles Choir
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4. Lessons & Carols - The St. Charles Choir
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11. O Day of Peace - The St. Charles Choir
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5. Lessons & Carols - The St. Charles Choir
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12. Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus - The St. Charles Choir
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6. Conditor Alme Siderum - The St. Charles Choir
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13. Bless The Lord, O My Soul - The St. Charles Choir
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7. Carol of the Advent - The St. Charles Choir
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14. Comfort Ye My People - The St. Charles Choir
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15. Rejoice In The Lord Always - The St. Charles Choir
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16. I Will Sing With The Spirit - The St. Charles Choir
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17. Tell Out My Soul - The St. Charles Choir
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18. Lo! He Comes With Clouds Descending - The St. Charles Choir
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19. Rhapsody On The Helmsley - The St. Charles Choir
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Organ

Please enjoy some organ pieces played by our music director, Mark Downey.

Praeludium in D - Mark Downey
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