The Naperville Men’s Glee Club
Making music and serving the Naperville community and State of Illinois for over 25 years, the Glee Club seeks to inspire audiences, nurture youth in music appreciation, support community events and functions, and provide fellowship for men of all ages. NMGC has established a repertoire, capability, reputation, and esprit to earn national recognition in collegiate and choral music communities, and appearances at municipal and local business events. While fellowship and fun are key aspects of our mission, Glee Club members are serious about musicianship and strive for excellence in all activities and engagements.
Upcoming Concerts & Events:
NMGC Christmas Presence 2017!
Concert Date and Time: 3:00 pm, Sunday, December 3, 2017
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church, 1101 Catalpa Lane, Naperville 60540
Event Summary: Help us ring in the Christmas Holiday Season with a round of carols, old sing-along favorites, and some special surprises that will put you in the spirit. We are delighted to once again feature soprano soloist Mary Elliot and organ accompanist Tim Sleep, with Mary’s supreme rendering of “Silent Night” and “O Holy Night” – guaranteed to stir your soul. Come and join us!
Group rates (10 or more) – call 630-448-0518 or email to email@example.com..
2017 Annual Concert:
“NMGC Voices of Hope 2017”
The Naperville Men’s Glee Club (NMGC) once again sponsored “NMGC Voices of Hope”, a community chorus of men and women touched by cancer. Cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, family members and other singers are invited to join on Saturday, February 4, 2017 to begin a rehearsal process sharing hope and to experience the rewards of musical performance.
Building on the success of the 2013 & 2015 projects, NMGC Artistic Director Bonnie Klee Roberts again conducted “NMGC Voices of Hope”. Roberts explained, “There was a wide variety of four-part music for the group to sing in the first rehearsal – some familiar to the 2015 and 2013 singers but many songs that were new music to learn over the twelve week rehearsal period.”
Ms. Roberts continued, “It’s important for people to understand that these Voices of Hope concerts are not intended to be fundraisers for cancer. The purpose is to gather people who have, or have had, a role in the fight against cancer and to provide an opportunity for them to feel the inspiration, thrill, and happiness that comes through weekly group singing and performance”.
“I started thinking about doing Voices of Hope again during those wonderful rehearsals of the first two choruses in 2013 and 2015. After each performance, I received many voice mails, handwritten notes, and emails about the impact and meaning of the project. Reading their stories, I was sold on my premise of group fellowship and the inspiration of song to bring about a special kind of healing. So we decided to do Voices of Hope again in 2017″ added Roberts.
The Glee Club was joined by a large chorus of men and women, with over 100 people in the final performing group.
The “NMGC Voices of Hope 2017” project is supported in part by the City of Naperville SECA Fund, the Illinois Arts Council, and the DuPage Community Foundation.