Traditional worship includes a wide and diverse spectrum of practices that span the history of the Christian church.
Our Evensong music is "traditional," incorporating both ancient and modern hymns and chants all sung congregationally.
We offer a Lessons and Carols service on Christmas Eve each year and special performances, such as the Faure Requiem, as finances allow (see below).
All our music is offered to the praise of God alone. Soli Deo Gloria!
Support the Music Performance Fund
In recent years, the inclusion of traditional and classical music has declined in many of our churches, giving way to more contemporary genres. While these may be valid expressions of worship, the beauty and grandeur of the classical arts are being lost. Grace Fellowship would like to preserve these for current and future generations.
We are uniquely positioned for this endeavor. In addition to being the priest of this parish, Fr. Alan is a professional violinist and conductor in the Chicago metropolitan area with years of experience performing with musicians at the highest level. With this background, the possibility of integrating regular professional musical performances with worship is an exciting prospect.
A contribution to the Grace Anglican Fellowship Music Performance Fund to the glory of God will begin making it a reality. All of this will be possible with the generous donations of those of you who are friends of this ministry, have a love of sacred music composed and performed through the ages, and can catch the vision. Please consider making a tax deductible, year-end donation to this worthwhile endeavor.
1 Sing for joy in the Lord, O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming to the upright.
2 Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre;
Sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings.
3 Sing to Him a new song;
Play skillfully with a shout of joy.
4 For the word of the Lord is upright,
And all His work is done in faithfulness.
5 He loves righteousness and justice;
The earth is full of the lovingkindness of the Lord.