Celebrating Our 25th Year!
Information for Prospective Members
What is the Nebraska Christian Men’s Chorus?
We are an ecumenical group of Christian men, founded in 1993, who enjoy singing together and sharing our musical gifts with community groups of all kinds. We sing at City of Lincoln events, hospitals, social groups, retirement homes and service clubs. We share a common love of music, joy in one another’s company, dedication to living a life of Christian values, and willingness to share our musical gifts with the public. We welcome men of all ages and faiths who share our mission of fellowship, friendship, and community service through sharing the gifts of song.
What Type of Music Does the Chorus Sing?
We sing a wide variety of sacred and secular music arranged for men's voices (first tenor, lead tenor, baritone and bass).
When and Where Does the Chorus Rehearse?
We rehearse on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month at Crestwood Christian Church (8000 A Street). Our 2018 season begins February 15, 2018 and ends with the Christmas concert in December; Rehearsals begin promptly at 7:00 pm and end promptly at 8:30 pm. While we recognize that there may be occasional conflicts, members are encouraged to attend all rehearsals. During the month of February we rehearse every Thursday.
How Often/Where Does the Chorus Perform?
We perform approximately twice a month at a variety of venues throughout Lincoln, Nebraska from May through December. We end our calendar year with a Christmas concert and sing-along held at a different church every year here in Lincoln in conjunction with the Nebraska Christian Women’s Chorus.
What Is the Concert Attire?
Our Spring and Summer attire is dark grey slacks, long-sleeved white shirts, maroon vest and maroon bow tie. Our Fall and Winter attire is dark grey slacks, long-sleeved white shirts, navy blue blazer and black bow tie. Vests and bow ties are available from the Business Manager of the Men's Chorus.
Are There Any Costs to Participate in the Chorus?
Dues are $15 per year, payable in September or upon joining the Chorus.
Do I Need To Be Able to Read Music?
No. We welcome all men who enjoy singing and who share our goals. Some of our members are lifelong musicians, some are current members of their church choirs, and some of our members are men who have not sung since high school or college. We invite potential members to attend a session or two before committing to participate in the Chorus.
How Can I Get Additional Information About Joining The Chorus?
If you're interested in singing with us, please consider attending one of our rehearsals, where you'll be able either just to listen or to sing along with us. We hope to see you soon!Please also feel free to contact email@example.com or use the Contact page on this website
Jim Kelly is the interim director of the Nebraska Christian Men's Chorus. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree, he taught instrumental and vocal music for several years. Jim directed church choir for several years in southeast Nebraska. Since moving to Lincoln, Jim has been involved in church choir and musicals for the past twenty years. Having been a member of the men's chorus since 1994, Jim served two years as assistant director before becoming the interim director in 2013.