The Naperville Men’s Glee Club
Making music and serving the Naperville community and State of Illinois for 30 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.
NMGC 30th Anniversary Celebration
September 30, 2018
With great pleasure and enjoyment of reliving many poignant memories, we welcomed former members and numerous guests back to a wonderful gathering at North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall. We met to celebrate the contribution and accomplishments of Founder and Director Emeritus Bonnie Roberts, and in welcome of new Artistic Director, Dr. John Rakes. Fellowship and re-acquaintance were an important outcome of the evening, reflecting back on 30 years of making song and connecting with our community. The gathering was embellished with delicious eats, and we dusted off a few songs that may not have been heard for a while.
NMGC 2018 Christmas Presence
December 2, 2018
Save the date – Sunday, December 2, 2018 – we’ll be ringing in the season with a round of Christmas favorites and opportunities to sing along. Our Christmas Presence concert has become an annual favorite with selected soloists, great holiday inspiration, and a growing list of homebaked cookies and treats in the lobby. Stay tuned for ticket sales.
NMGC 2019 Voices of Hope
3:00 pm, Sunday, April 28, 2019
We’re opening the books for registering singers for our 4th Voices of Hope chorus and concert, scheduled for Spring 2019! As in the past, we invite men and women touched by cancer in some way, whether as a survivor, patient, caregiver, or family member, to join us in song and experience the healing benefits of music in a communal endeavor. We initiate practice in late winter, exact date to be announced, and, after roughly ten weeks of weekly learning and practice of music carefully selected to be inspirational and from the heart, conclude with a grand, full house concert at Wentz Concert Hall, North Central College in Naperville. Learn more!
RECAP – 30th Anniversary Concert, April 15, 2018
The Naperville Men’s Glee Club (NMGC) celebrated a soaring evening of memories, fun, and growth on the 30th Anniversary year of the founding of the organization. On a reflective note, we also celebrated the outstanding career achievements of Founder and Director Bonnie Roberts, who is retiring from her full time role and assuming a guiding persona as Artistic Director Emeritus. The NMGC has developed a strong local personality and civic role over the years, contributing to the artistic environment in Naperville, while at the same time serving to encourage positive attributes of music, fellowship, and service to the community.
In recognition of these accomplishments, NMGC was recognized at both the city and state levels with proclamations declaring April 15, concert day, as “Naperville Men’s Glee Club Day” in the City of Naperville, and the State of Illinois. We couldn’t be more proud and appreciative of our Founder and Director, Bonnie Roberts, who led the way over the years. We invite you to share some of the highlights of our concert through the
coverage by NCTV17 and by browsing through some of the concert images and posters capturing our history.