First United Methodist Church of Evanston invites local singers to participate in our upcoming Festival Choir concert featuring Bach’s Cantata No. 147 and Willan’s cantata The Mystery of Bethlehem. Bach Cantata No. 147 was premiered 300 years ago and features the familiar chorale Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (UMH 644). 

Our first rehearsal will be Wednesday, October 11 from 7:30-8:10pm and rehearsals continue weekly until the concert on November 17th.  Music will be provided at the first rehearsal. 

Please know that even if you can only join us for some of the rehearsals, you can still sing in the concert.  If interested, please contact Minister of Music and Organist Brian Schoettler at or simply join us at rehearsal.