All Saints Lutheran Church has a talented congregation. Our music program provides many opportunities for participation in vocal and/or instrumental groups. If you are interested in joining any of these groups, please call the church and ask for Doug Williams, Director of Music. Or send email to music@allsaintspalatine.org.

Children’s Vocal Choir

Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:00 pm
Open to children age 4 (preschool) through Grade 3

The Alleluia Choir rehearses weekly (September through May) and sings about once a month in worship. Rehearsal activities include singing songs, hymns and anthems, learning music reading skills, and playing Orff instruments and handchimes.

Adult Vocal Choir

Thursdays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Open to adults and high school youth
The Adult Choir rehearses weekly (September through May), singing about three times a month in worship, and also forms the core of the annual Cantata Choir. Short term or seasonal commitments to singing are welcome.

Adult Vocal Choir Schedule

Adult Handbell Choir

Thursdays, 6:15 – 7:30 pm
Open to adults and high school youth
Playing both handbells and handchimes, the Adult Handbell Choir rehearses weekly (September through May), ringing about once a month in worship. Music reading ability is desirable, though ringing experience is not necessary, we will teach you how to ring! For those unable to commit to regular participation, substitute ringers are always needed and scheduled ahead of time week by week.

Praise Team – Vocal & Instrumental

Open to adults and high school youth. The Praise Team provides musical leadership for monthly contemporary worship. Rehearsals are on the Saturday prior to the Contemporary service, 10:00 am – Noon. Singers and instrumentalists are welcome at all times – speak to the Director of Music Ministries for more information.

Douglas Williams, Music Ministries Director

Douglas S. Williams serves All Saints as Director of Music Ministries, where he directs adult, children’s, and handbell choirs, plans worship, and plays organ and piano for both traditional and contemporary worship. Doug received the Bachelor of Arts in Education degree with an emphasis in Parish Music from Concordia College (now Concordia University Chicago) in River Forest, IL. He has served in part- and full-time teaching and church music positions at Lutheran schools and churches in Elgin, Oak Lawn, Chicago, Des Plaines, and Schaumburg, IL, and Dallas, TX.

In addition to work as a church musician, Doug sang and recorded professionally with the Schola Cantorum of St. Peter-in-the-Loop (Chicago) Catholic Church, and accompanied the Windy City Gay Chorus. When not making music, Doug enjoys reading non-fiction and historical fiction books and researching his family history: Lutheran and Catholic ancestors of Germanic origin.