The Swing Choir Tour from Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center (LOMC), Oregon, IL, will perform at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Charles on Tuesday, July 31, at 7 p.m. A free-will offering to support LOMC will be collected during the concert, and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will match the donations. A dessert reception will follow the performance. The church is located at 1145 N. 5th Avenue (Route 25).
The LOMC Swing Choir, which includes Bethlehem member Claire Heronemus (a senior at Batavia High School), is comprised of Illinois youth in grades 9-12. They are under the direction of Naomi Schock of Monroe Center and choreographer Brandi Peters of Clifton.
The Swing Choir is on tour throughout Northern and Central Illinois for nine days following a week of rehearsals and activities at LOMC.
The LOMC Swing Choir has been performing in churches in the Illinois, Missouri, and Wisconsin areas for more than 20 years with new members joining every year. Many youth in this group have been performing together for several years.
LOMC, a year- round retreat facility and summer camp, is a ministry of the Central/Southern Illinois, Central States, Northern Illinois, and Metropolitan Chicago Synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The Swing Choir Tour is one of many summer camp programs offered at LOMC. With its camp and retreat facilities and 640 acres of forest and prairie, pond and hills, more than 10,000 annual visitors find LOMC a beautiful place to learn and grow in their faith.
For more information about the Swing Choir Tour performance at Bethlehem, please contact Suzanne Heronemus at 630-417-3562 or call the church office at 630-584-2199. For more information about LOMC and its programming, please visit www.lomc.org or call the office at 815-732-2220.