Music at Resurrection Lutheran Church is an integral and cherished part of worship. Congregational song, through liturgy and hymn singing, forms the greatest part of our music in worship. Hymns and songs that have been used to praise God and tell the story of salvation combine with contemporary expressions to create a traditional, yet eclectic worship. Resurrection also intentionally seeks to include songs and music from many cultural and ethnic traditions, representing the communion of saints around the globe. Our fine organ together with a variety of instruments regularly joins and helps lead our song.
We have two choirs at RLC, the Adult Choir and the Sunday School Choir. The main purpose of both choirs is to help lead the congregational song. Members of the adult choir are mainly volunteer singers who regularly take leadership roles in singing the liturgy and psalms. The Sunday School Choir is comprised of the total children's Sunday School
and sings once a month.
Adult Choir Rehearsals:
Due to the busy weekday evenings of our members, we have scheduled choir rehearsals mainly on weekends. From September to June, choir rehearsals are held on the first Saturday of the month in the morning, and the third Sunday, after the 10:45 service. All are welcome to sing with the choir. No musical training is necessary. Please contact the music director
for more information.
Section Leader/Choral Scholar Program: Our congregation supports a program for the benefit and experience of local university music students who regularly sing with the choir for a stipend. Our present section leaders, Rebecca Robinson, Soprano, and Matt Marshall, Baritone, are both from DePaul University.
We have been blessed with several instrumentalists in the congregation. These talented people play whenever they can, and add their festive sound to hymns and liturgy throughout the year. School-age students of piano, violin, and clarinet have also offered their talents at worship. All are welcome to contact the music director
to schedule appropriate times and pieces to play.
Our beautiful tracker organ
, built by Visser-Rowland of Houston, Texas, in 1986 for Saint Timothy Lutheran Church, Houston; was moved to Chicago and installed here at Resurrection Lutheran Church in April, 2002 by Visser & Associates.