Music at Redeemer Lutheran Church of Hinsdale

Redeemer welcomes everyone to grow in faith & nurture their musical gifts through a broad spectrum of music opportunities. There’s a special place for you!

Music ranks second only to theology in the Lutheran tradition. Consequently, Redeemer Lutheran Church welcomes children, youth, and adults to grow in faith and nurture their musical gifts through a diverse spectrum of sacred music opportunities. Now is the time to get involved in this exciting time of musical rejuvenation.

I Believe

I Believe by Mark A. Miller

Counting Every Blessing

Redeemer members give thanks for their many blessings in this time. Special thanks to Scott and Sara Spaniol for putting together this video.

If Ye Love Me

The Festival Choir members all sent in their individual recordings to make this recording of If Ye Love Me by Thomas Tallis.

Psalm 66

a musical setting by Robert Buckley Farlee sung by Redeemer's section leaders Sal Garza and Erin Matonte

Let the sound of praise be heard!

Stay at home orders won't stop Redeemer's musicians from praising God through music and song. Candy Hamilton is enjoying a bit more time to practice her harp recently. Here's a piece from yesterday's worship service. The Lord's My Shepherd, arranged by Daniel Burton

However you do it, you’ll have plenty of time to get to Redeemer for the concert at 3pm with The Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble.

[08/27/19]   Music rehearsal start this week! Praise Band - 2nd Tuesdays, 5:30pm and 4th Tuesdays, 7pm
Children's Choir - Wednesdays 4:45-5:30pm
Alleluia Ringers - Wednesdays 5:45-6:45pm
Festival Choir - Wednesdays 7:30-9pm

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[08/18/19]   Summer Bells! I hope all the ringers are ready to come cheer up this gloomy morning. 9am

Have you heard about Redeemer's new Children's Choir for 1st through 5th graders? We will meet Wednesdays from 4:45-5:30 pm starting August 28th. Go to for more information.

[04/01/18]   Many thanks to the Festival Choir, Alleluia Ringers, Chicago Gargoyle Brass, and guest singers for a stunning musical service for Good Friday last night. Your work and dedication is very much appreciated. Tomorrow, Christ is risen, and we get to sing about that, too!

Rodney Holmes, tubaist and director of the Chicago Gargoyle Brass, created an arrangement of Felix Mendelssohn's O Sacred Head cantata, which Mendelssohn wrote when he was 21. The Festival Choir will perform two movements of this work on Good Friday, March 30th at 7pm ( )

Thank you to Kayleigh Butcher & Christopher Narloch for songs yesterday that concertgoers described as "exhilarating" & "inspiring"!

Marcel Dupre composed his setting of psalm 130 (in Latin) in 1917, before the end of World War I, dedicating it to "the soldiers that died for the homeland." Redeemer's Festival Choir will perform movements from this work in English on Good Friday, accompanied by the Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble.é

Bethany Younge: waterswaterwaters

This is composer Bethany Younge’s coursing, mercurial “waterswaterswaters” for string trio. You can follow along in the score here:

Kayleigh Butcher & Christopher Narloch will perform Younge's song “ignite the bushes” this Sunday at 4pm:

Live performance at Constellation Chicago, 27 June 2016. Chartreuse is Myra Hinrichs, violin; Carrie Frey, viola; Helen Newby, cello.

Alex Temple: Second Moon

This is Alex Temple's wistful "Second Moon," a "bossa-tinged reharmonization of 'Als wir hinter dem beblümten tore'"-- one of the new songs that Butcher & Narloch commissioned as responses to Schönberg's Book of the Hanging Gardens. Hear it & 14 other new songs March 11th at 4pm-- Redeemer Lutheran in Hinsdale. More info on the event in the comments

Alex Temple: "Second Moon" (2016) In 2016, Kayleigh Butcher and Christopher Narloch commissioned 15 composers to write responses to the 15 songs of Schoenber...

Schoenberg Op. 15 No. 3 Als Neuling trat ich

March 11th at Redeemer: Kayleigh Butcher, mezzo soprano, and Christopher Narloch, pianist, present Schönberg's masterpiece, Das Buch der hängenden Gärten, a 15-movement song cycle depicting a failed love affair in a idyllic garden. To accompany this iconic work, Chris and Kayleigh have commissioned 15 short songs from American composers who were inspired by movements of Schönberg's cycle.

It is a free concert in the Music at Redeemer series: donations to support this concert & Music at Redeemer will be accepted. A reception will follow the concert.

More event details in the comments: Performed live on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at Constellation Chicago Kayleigh Butcher, mezzo-soprano Christopher Narloch, piano

[09/27/17]   Festival Choir and Alleluia Ringers are off to a good start. It's not too late to join us and participate in our special 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Celebration Worship on October 29th. Rehearsals on Wednesday evenings!

[08/30/17]   Festival Choir and Alleluia Ringers start up again in one week. We're so excited to gather again for joyful music making.
Comment here or contact Heike if you are interested in joining a group.

Wednesdays, starting September 6th:
Alleluia Ringers at 5:45
Festival Choir at 7:30pm

Praise Band - 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7:30pm

Ashleigh and Anthony preparing for tomorrow's concert.

Music Events - Redeemer Lutheran Church

Exciting musical events this weekend! See the website for details. All events are free and open to the public. Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hinsdale, Illinois

Continuum - György Ligeti

Don't miss the Amphion Percussion concert this Saturday night. It will be a great show for all ages!

Excerpt from a live performance at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina on 12/3/10 by Amphion Percussion (Sean Connors and Peter Zlotnick). Continuum...

Hinsdale Chorale

Come to our holiday concert on Nov 26 at 7:00 or Nov 27 at 3:00 at Emmanuel Episcopal in LaGrange under the direction of beloved local choral conductor Bob Boyd. Tickets available at the door.

Spirito! Singers

Tickets on sale now for our upcoming Christmas Concerts, "Repeat the Sounding Joy" - Please join Spirito! Singers for this favorite holiday tradition!
Saturday, December 3 at 7:00pm
Sunday, December 4 at 3:00pm
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Rd., Elmhurst.
To purchase tickets, click on the link below or call 1-877-8WE-SING

Music at Redeemer Lutheran Church of Hinsdale

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Redeemer Lutheran Hinsdale

Joining us this Sunday in worship will be Erika Morrison, singing a lovely rendition of "O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go" and in a trio with Redeemer's own Erin Matonte and Heike Burghart Rice for Mendelssohn's "Lift Thine Eyes." You won't want to miss it! (10:00am on Sunday)

Redeemer Lutheran Hinsdale

Worship Service Remembering Orlando
Today 7:00-7:30PM
Redeemer Lutheran Church; Hinsdale

Join us in offering prayers of lament remembering those who died in Orlando and in solidarity with our LGBTQ sisters and brothers who are so often the victims of hate crimes. Come light candles, sing, pray, and share in Holy Communion. All are welcome.

Goodness is stronger than evil; love is stronger than hate;
Light is stronger than darkenss, life is stronger than death;
Vict’ry is ours, vict’ry is ours, through God who loves us.

Spirito! Singers | Spring Concerts

Carlo Gesualdo's "Ecce quomodo moritur justus"

Good Friday is just two days away. Don't miss this opportunity to simply listen and watch as the story of Christ's passion is told through scripture, music, light, and darkness.

Here is a small preview:

TENEbrae 2015: Carlo Gesualdo di Venosa's Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday 7pm Saturday, March 12, 2015 Responsory VI: Ecce quomodo moritur justus TEN...

Sull Aria

From a recent voice recital at Redeemer:

This video is about Rikki Neyer and Erin Matonte singing Sull Aria

[12/16/15]   Thanks Ron Koval for sharing!

by Garrison Keillor

I have made fun of Lutherans for years - who wouldn't, if you lived in Minnesota ? But I have also sung with Lutherans and that is one of the main joys of life, along with hot baths and fresh sweet corn.

We make fun of Lutherans for their blandness, their excessive calm, their fear of giving offense, their lack of speed and also for their secret fondness for macaroni and cheese. But nobody sings like they do.

If you ask an audience in New York City , a relatively Lutheranless place, to sing along on the chorus of 'Michael Row the Boat Ashore', they will look daggers at you as if you had asked them to strip to their under-wear. But if you do this among Lutherans they'll smile and row that boat ashore and up on the beach! And down the road!

Lutherans are bred from childhood to sing in four-part harmony. It's a talent that comes from sitting on the lap of someone singing alto or tenor or bass and hearing the harmonic intervals by putting your little head against that person's rib cage. It's natural for Lutherans to sing in harmony. We're too modest to be soloists, too worldly to sing in unison. When you're singing in the key of C and you slide into the A7th and D7th chords, all two hundred of you, it's an emotionally fulfilling moment.

I once sang the bass line of Children of the Heavenly Father in a room with about three thousand Lutherans in it; and when we finished, we all had tears in our eyes, partly from the promise that God will not forsake us, partly from the proximity of all those lovely voices By our joining in harmony, we somehow promise that we will not forsake each other.

I do believe this: These Lutherans are the sort of people you could call up when you're in deep distress. If you're dying, they'll comfort you. If you're lonely, they'll talk to you. And if you're hungry, they'll give you tuna salad!

The following list was compiled by a 20th century Lutheran who, observing other Lutherans, wrote down exactly what he saw or heard:

1. Lutherans believe in prayer, but would practically die if asked to pray out loud.

2. Lutherans like to sing, except when confronted with a new hymn or a hymn with more than four stanzas.

3. Lutherans believe their pastors will visit them in the hospital, even if they don't notify them that they are there.

4. Lutherans usually follow the official liturgy and will feel it is their way of suffering for their sins.

5. Lutherans believe in miracles and even expect miracles, especially during their stewardship visitation programs or when passing the plate.

6. Lutherans feel that applauding for their children's choirs would make the kids too proud and conceited.

7. Lutherans think that the Bible forbids them from crossing the aisle while passing the peace.

8. Lutherans drink coffee as if it were the Third Sacrament..

9. Some Lutherans still believe that an ELCA bride and an LC-MS groom make for a mixed marriage. (For those of you who are not Lutherans, ELCA is Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and LC-MS isLutheran Church Missouri Synod, two different divisions of the same Protestant religion.. And when and where I grew up in Minnesota , intermarriage between the two was about as popular as Lutherans and Catholics marrying.)

10. Lutherans feel guilty for not staying to clean up after their own wedding reception in the Fellowship Hall.

11. Lutherans are willing to pay up to one dollar for a meal at church.

12. Lutherans think that Garrison Keillor stories are totally factual.

13. Lutherans still serve Jell-O in the proper liturgical color of the seasonand think that peas in a tuna noodle casserole add a little too much color.

14. Lutherans believe that it is OK to poke fun at themselves and ne ver take themselves too seriously.

And finally, you know you're a Lutheran when:

*It's 100 degrees, with 90% humidity, and you still have coffee after the service;

*You hear something really funny during the sermon and smile as loudly as you can;

*Donuts are a line item in the church budget, just like coffee;

*The communion cabinet is open to all, but the coffee cabinet is locked up tight;

*When you watch a 'Star Wars' movie and they say, 'May the Force be with you', you respond, 'and also with you';

*And lastly, it takes 15 minutes to say, 'Good-bye'.

May you wake each day with His blessings, Sleep each night in His keeping, And always walk in His tender care.

Saturday, November 7, 1:00-3:00PM
Redeemer soprano section leader, Erin Matonte, will lead a workshop about healthy vocal technique. Ages 10 and above are encouraged to participate. All are welcome! FREE

An Alleluia Supper-Round by William Albright

The Alleluias have been ringing through the halls of Redeemer for several weeks in anticipation of All Saints Sunday this week. Don't miss this special musical contribution to worship by our Festival Choir, Alleluia Ringers, and many more musicians.

A Cappella Chor Tulln, Austria. Video arranged by me

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