Music at Our Saviour's

Music at OSLC

Music at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church is a fundamental part of who we are as a congregation. Enjoy the pipe organ, the adult choir, the children's choirs, the brass ensemble, the OSLC orchestra, the contemporary praise band, and the cantors.

 

Jubilation - Music and Drama

Cari Ann Petersen, Children's Ministry Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 847-255-8700 ext. 243

Jubilation – Music and Drama is a ministry for children to come and express their faith through singing, or acting. A Jubilation community meal every Wednesday allows for fun fellowship with all participants. Volunteer opportunities include: dinner servers, table adults, grocery shopping, baking, and organizing meals. Staff positions include: Choir Directors, Accompanists, Drama Team Director and Handbell Director.
Jubilation Choirs:
Joyful Sound (Pre-K to Kindergarten-age)
Rejoice! (1st through 3rd graders)
Hallelujah (3rd through 5th graders)
G.O.D. (Giving Our Devotion) Choir (7th through 12th graders)
These groups rehearse weekly and participate in worship monthly. We are eager for you to join us. Do not stay away because you cannot make every single week!

 

Chancel Choir

Lucia Sexton, Choir Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 847-818-0611

Adults and youth are welcome to join Chancel Choir. Chancel Choir sings at Traditional worship almost every weekend (September through May) and rehearses weekly on Wednesdays at 7 pm. We do not audition members for this group; all voices are welcome!

 

Cantors

Matt Haider, Director of Music, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 847-255-8700, ext. 234

Cantors sing at nearly every Traditional worship service. Cantors help lead the responsive Psalmody, sing an offertory solo, and/or lead parts of the liturgy. Formal vocal training is not required, however experience in a choir or as a soloist is helpful.

 

Hand Bell Choirs

Beth McFarland (Celebration Ringers) 847-528-6197

Linda Eckles (Jubilaté Ringers) 847-481-8321

Jubilaté Handbells (Grade 3 to high schoolers) and Celebration Handbells (advanced ringers/musicians): These groups rehearse weekly and participate in worship monthly. Do not stay away because you think your proficiency is lacking; we do not audition members for these groups! We're always happy for new participants.

 

Our Saviour's Orchestra

Matt Haider, Director of Music, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 847-255-8700, ext. 234

The OSLC Orchestra (composed of experienced youth & adult musicians) provides accompaniment to a wide variety of liturgies used in worship in the Traditional Service, and provides orchestral accompaniment for choral anthems. The orchestra participates in Festival Worship 4 to 6 times a year.

 

3N1 Worship Team

T. Duncan Parker, Contemporary Music Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 847-255-8700

3N1, our Contemporary Worship Team, provides musical and technical support to the OSLC Contemporary Worship experience. Band members who sing, or play typical “rock band” instruments (drums, bass, guitar, keyboard) and singers are welcome. This group rehearses and participates in worship weekly. We are eager for you to join!

 

Brass-Ensemble

Phil Bertram, Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Playing a variety of brass quintet and ensemble music from Albinoni to Vivaldi, Bach to Scheidt and many others in between. The OSLC Brass Ensemble seeks to enhance worship by sharing its musical gifts. The Brass Ensemble participates in worship 10 to 12 times a year, especially on festival events, like Easter and Christmas. Rehearsals occur weekly on Thursday evenings. We invite all brass-playing members to participate.