Wheaton City-Wide Family Heritage & Choir Festival

On Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 at 3 p.m. in celebration of Wheaton's Sesquicentennial, singers from all over our community will be coming together for the Wheaton City-Wide Family Heritage & Choir Festival. The stage of Edman Memorial Chapel at Wheaton College will be filled with a sea of voices. In addition to choirs from Wheaton Academy, Wheaton-Warrenville South, Wheaton North and St. Francis High Schools, the Wheaton College Men's Glee Club and Women's Chorale, we have asked Wheaton church choirs to participate as well. The program features selections by the combined high school choirs, the Wheaton College choirs and a mass church choir representing the churches of greater Wheaton. Music selections include:

  • “Now Thank We All Our God”
  • “Homeward Bound”
  • “If My People”
  • Featuring the world premiere of "How Exalted Your Name" by Dr. Tony Payne
  • “For All the Saints”

For more information on how your church can become involved in this event, please contact David Lincoln at 630-417-7245 or via email at dlincoln@firstpreswheaton.org. The choirs will gather for dress rehearsal the day of the program at 1 p.m. There will be two additional mass rehearsals at First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton on Feb. 8, from 2-4 p.m. and on Feb. 21 , from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Also, at this memorable event, we will have a short presentation on Wheaton’s historical families, in which families who have lived in Wheaton for over 100 years will be honored. We are in the process of collecting pictures of these families and their ancestors for our presentation. If your family has lived in Wheaton for 100 years or more and would like to be recognized at the event, please contact Alberta Adamson at 630-871-6601 or via e-mail at Adamsonwhc@aol.com.

The Wheaton Fine & Cultural Arts Commission is a sponsor of the event.

Ticket Information

Tickets: $10 General Seating (Limited Availability at the Door)
Cash or Check Only.
Please make checks payable to: Wheaton 150

Tickets are on sale now at the following locations:

Center for History
315 W. Front St. #2
Wheaton, IL 60187

Wheaton College Ticket Office
418 N. Chase St.
Wheaton, IL 60187

Three Wheaton Park District Locations:

Blanchard Community Center
1777 S. Blanchard
Wheaton, IL 60188

Wheaton Park District Office
102 E. Wesley St.
Wheaton, IL 60187

Arrowhead Golf Club
26W151 Butterfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

Wheaton City-Wide Family Heritage & Choir Festival Committee

  • Cathy Hetrick (Chair, Outreach Committee, Wheaton Sesquicentennial Celebration): cathy.hetrick@comcast.net
  • Chuck King (Pastor of Worship and Music, College Church in Wheaton)
  • Gordon Krauspe (Director of Choral Activities at Wheaton Warrenville South High School)
  • David Lincoln (Director of Music Ministries, First Presbyterian Church in Wheaton)
  • Tony Payne (Director of the Conservatory of Music, Wheaton College)
  • Susan Brinkman (Conservatory of Music, Wheaton College)
  • Alberta Adamson (Director of Wheaton’s Center for History)  
Posted Date: 12/3/2008 3:58:04 PM