About Us

DennisOur conductor, Dr. Dennis Northway

One of the premier conductors of children’s choirs in the Midwest, Dr. Northway spent ten years with the prestigious Chicago Children’s Choir. He is a published composer and renowned music educator, and he holds a doctorate in Choral Conducting from Northwestern University. He is the Parish Musician of Grace Episcopal Church, serving as organist and conducting choirs for all age groups.

Performance opportunities

The Choirs maintain a high standard of musical performance. The choirs sing music in many languages from the sacred and secular classical repertoire, as well as from cultures around the world.

In addition to leading worship services on several Sundays and holidays at Grace Church, the Choirs perform annually at community events such as:

The Holiday Housewalk,
A Day in our Village,
Community Epiphany Concert and
Episcopal Diocese of Chicago’s Treble Choir Festival.

The Schola provides holiday music at Chicago’s Symphony Center and has performed as guests of the Handel Week Festival, the Windy City String Ensemble, and the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest.

The Madrigal Choir presents a full production Boar’s Head Dinner each December.  Join us for a  wonderful evening of music, food and laughter.

Every year, selected members of the Schola and Madrigal Choir participate in a three-day Spring Tour. Past tours have taken the choirs to Boston, Dallas, Dubuque, Indianapolis, Madison, Milwaukee, Lansing, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, Detroit and Toronto.

The Schola and Madrigal Choirs are sponsored by Grace Episcopal Church of Oak Park, Illinois
The Rev. Mary Slenski, Interim Rector
Conducted by Dr. Dennis Northway, Parish Musician