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Musicians


Steven Curtis Chapman

Friday, February 8th at 7pm

Steven Curtis Chapman has been involved in the music industry for three decades. He is the most awarded musician in Christian music history and has appeared on numerous television shows. In 2017 Steven published his book Between Heaven and the Real World. The book catalogues his life and music journey. He and his wife, Mary Beth, have six children.

Ayanda Khumalo

Tuesday, February 5th at 9:30am

Ayanda Khumalo is a recording musical worship leader, producer, and radio host from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He previously ministered as a music pastor at Bulawayo Baptist Church and has served the Church from a young age with his unique multicultural approach to music. Ayanda’s ministry, Restoring4Him, has toured southern Africa and the United States, leading worship at churches and conferences and teaching workshops. He also partnered with Youth for Christ Zimbabwe. In 2017 he released the album Colour of Freedom and in fall, 2019 he will release a double album called Hear the Church and Hear the Church—Hymns. Ayanda produced Chapter II and co-produced One, albums from Moody’s annual Missions Conference. His music has been on Moody Radio and numerous other stations, including PowerFM and ZIFmM in Zimbabwe. His song “We Will Go” reached eighth place on the Christian music charts in Zimbabwe. Ayanda lives in Chicago and attends Moody Theological Seminary.

Community Music

Monday, February 4th at 7pm

Community Music is a Chicago-based worship team, ministering as part of the NewThing global church planting movement of Community Christian Church. The Community Music team includes church planters and artists who work together to equip local and global artists and leaders. Their songs communicate a message that love overcomes fear and that worship is bigger than just songs on Sundays.

Sergio Villanueva

Tuesday, February 5th at 7pm

Sergio Villanueva serves as a worship pastor at Iglesia del Pueblo in West Chicago. Originally from northern Mexico, he’s led youth and praise ministries from an early age. Villanueva collaborated on writing or translating songs for different ministries and praise projects in Latin America over the years. He seeks to proclaim the beauty of the gospel through hymns and songs of praise. Villanueva and his wife, Rosita, have two sons, Gabriel and Daniel, and live in the suburbs of Chicago.

Walter Owens

Wednesday, February 6th at 7pm

Walter Owens serves as the minister of music, media, and arts at the Salem Baptist Church of Chicago. Walter has travelled around the world proclaiming the gospel on every continent except Antarctica. While in Prague, he was featured with the Czech Symphony Orchestra.  Walter currently lectures as an adjunct professor at Columbia College of Chicago where he conducts the Gospel Choir and the Gospel Repertory Ensemble. He is professionally affiliated with the International Worship Leaders Institute, American Choral Directors Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He also served on the editorial committee for the first edition of the African-American Heritage Hymnal at Howard Divinity School. Walter and his wife, Terri Hord-Owens, live in Chicago. 

MOODY ENSEMBLES


Moody Chorale

Thursday, February 7th at 7 p.m.

The Moody Chorale, conducted by Xiangtang Hong,  founded in 1946, has long been recognized as one of the leading collegiate choral organizations specializing in sacred music. Its purpose is to lead men and women in the worship of our Creator and Redeemer by ministering the Word of God through music, Scripture, and personal testimony. The repertoire includes a broad range of music chosen from all periods of music history. The Chorale tours the United States twice each year, as well as traveling on occasional overseas tours. The group has ministered in Australia, Europe, the Far East, Central America, and Israel. The Chorale’s most recent ministry tour was to Romania and Poland, in addition to a North American tour in March 2018. For more information visit moody.edu/music-department.

 

MOODY Campus Orchestra

Thursday, February 7th at 7 p.m.

The Moody Campus Orchestra, consists fo students and faculty members from Moody Bible Insitute, and musicians from the local community. Performing a diverse repetoire, the Orchestra plays classical and modern music and arrangements of church music. Strong community relationships are built and maintained as the orchestra performs in venues including churches and schools locally and beyond. For more information visit moody.edu/music-department.

 

THe MBI Gospel Ensemble

Thursday, February 7th at 9:30 a.m.

The MBI Gospel Ensemble uses music to share the good news of Jesus Christ. The group is compromised of a choir and a band, and members are exposed to many different styles of gospel music. This ensemble places an emphasis on the Word of God and conveying love through a ministerial message of praise and contemporary gospel styles. The Gospel Ensemble performs concerts in the Chicagoland area at churches, schools, and organizations. For more information, visit moody.edu/music-department.

 

The Moody Worship Collectives

Wednesday and Friday, February 6 & 8th at 9:30 a.m.

The Moody Worship Collectives, seek to worship God and lead others in worshipping Him through contemporary praise music. All types of stage-based arts are incorporated to add richeness and variety to corporate worship. Members of the Worship Collectives are Moody students from all majors. Performance and worship leadership opportunities include many on-campus events such as Candlelight Carols and Chapel as well as off-campus performances at churches and on tours. For more information visit moody.edu/music-department.

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