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 Bringing Music to the Community
We’re looking forward to stirring up some delight and enthusiasm as we complete 2019, with a wonderful opportunity to participate in the Singing for Seniors program, and the annual NMGC Christmas Presence songfest. Singing for Seniors is offered free to Naperville seniors and has a long history of great fun and foot-pounding entertainment. Join the fun Saturday, 3:00 – 4:30 pm, October 19, 2019, Community Christian Church, Naperville.
We also have our annual Christmas Presence event on the calendar, a great way to ring in the season – Sunday December 15, 2019, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Naperville. Listen in to NCTV17 as NMGC President Dave Mueller and tenor Rich Ryan describe their experience and sense of purpose with NMGC!
NMGC 2019 Voices of Hope
3:00 pm, Sunday, April 28, 2019
We joined with a host of Naperville singers for our 4th Voices of Hope chorus and concert, held at Wentz Concert Hall in April. It was great show, a great audience, and a wonderful opportunity to honor key figures in the local area fight against cancer. As in the past, men and women touched by cancer in some way, whether as a survivor, patient, caregiver, or family member, were invited to join us in song and experience the healing benefits of music in a communal endeavor.
NCTV17 captured the highlights of the concert!
Thanks to the generosity of Busey Bank, Fair Oaks Ford, and Groove Dental, complimentary tickets were made available for cancer patients and survivors.
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.
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.