Choirs at Fourth Church

Adult Choirs
Instrumental
Children’s Choirs
Other Ensembles
Choral Repertoire


Adult Choirs

Contact John Sherer for more information

The Chancel Choir participates in the 10:00 a.m. worship service on the first Sunday of the month and in the Jazz at Four worship service on the third Sunday of the month. This choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel.

The Morning Choir participates in the 10:00 a.m. worship service every Sunday. This choir rehearses on Thursday evenings and before worship on Sunday mornings. An audition is required for participation in this choir.

The Men’s Choir sings at the 10:00 a.m. worship service during the summer with occasional rehearsals.

The Women’s Choir sings at the 10:00 a.m. worship service during the summer with occasional rehearsals.

The Gospel Choir participates in the 10:00 a.m. worship service on the fourth Sunday of the month. They rehearse every second, third, and fifth Sunday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Room 4G.

The Choral Society is open to anyone from the Chicago community and the Fourth Church congregation who enjoys singing.

The Choral Society will perform in the Three Choir Festival on May 21, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. at St. James Cathedral. Rehearsals will be from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays from April 13 through May 18.

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Instrumental

Contact John Sherer for more information

The Handbell Choir rings in the 10:00 a.m. worship service on the fourth Sunday of the month. The Handbell Choir rehearses on Sundays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Buchanan Chapel Choir Loft.

The Drumming Circle is open to anyone who enjoys playing percussion instruments. The group plays in 10:00 a.m. worship on the first Sunday of the month. Rehearsal takes place before that service.

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Children and Youth Choirs

(These choirs rehearse during the academic year and have summers off; contact Katy Sinclair for more information)

The Cherub Choir is open to children ages three through first-graders. Cherub Choir rehearses from 9:30 to 9:50 a.m. every Sunday in Room 4G and sings in the 10:00 a.m. worship service on the second Sunday of the month.  

The Children’s Choir is open to second-graders through fifth-graders. The Children’s Choir rehearses from 9:30 to 9:50 a.m. each Sunday in Room 4G and sings in the 10:00 a.m. worship service on the second Sunday of the month.  

The Youth Choir is open to sixth-graders through twelfth-graders. The Youth Choir rehearses on Sundays from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. in Room 4G and sings in the 10:00 a.m. worship service on the second Sunday of the month. 

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Other Ensembles

The Fourth Church Jazz Quartet
Tower Brass

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A statement by Organist and Director of Music John W. W. Sherer:

“The choral program at Fourth Presbyterian Church is an integral part of the worship life of the congregation. It seeks to express the love and glory of God and enhance the worship experience through inspiring and artistic expressions of praise.

“In keeping with the rich tradition and heritage of musical excellence at Fourth Church and in recognizing the interdependence of spiritual and musical growth, the choral program endeavors to offer learning opportunities for all of its participants. It also makes a special contribution to the cultural life of the Chicago community and, in doing so, strives to enrich the lives of those it touches and to gather into the congregation those who believe in and work to advance the message of God’s redeeming love.

“There is a place in the Fourth Church choral program for anyone who wishes to learn, grow, serve, and praise God in song. Come make a joyful noise unto the Lord!”

For more information about music at Fourth Church, contact John Sherer, Organist and Director of Music (312.981.3592).

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