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Our Mission

It is the purpose of the Lincoln-Way Area Chorale to serve as an outlet to enrich and enhance musical opportunities for adults in the greater Lincoln Way area. We share our love of the vocal medium through practice and performance. We strive for excellence and professionalism in all aspects of our organization and believe in service to the community through the sharing of our talents and resources.

The Lincoln-Way Area Chorale, Inc. hereinafter referred to as LWAC, is organized for charitable and educational purposes; as these terms are defined in section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and is chartered under the General Not for Profit Corporation Act of 1986 of the State of Illinois (the Illinois Act). Certain of the significant provisions of the Illinois Act relative to LWAC are summarized below.

No part of the net earnings of LWAC shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to, its Directors, Officers, or other private persons, except that LWAC shall be authorized and empowered to pay resonable compensation for services rendered.

No substantial part of the activities of LWAC shall be the carrying on of propoganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation and LWAC shall not participate in or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any potential campaign on behalf of the candidate for public office.

Notwithstanding any other provision of these Bylaws, LWAC shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(1)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law.)

Our Director - Mr. Gregory Day

Mr. Gregory Day is the Artistic Director for the Lincoln-Way Area Chorale. He received his B.A. from Augustana College in 1977. While there, he sang in the Augustana Choir for four years, was the tenor section leader for three years, sang in the Madrigals for three years, and studied Choral Conducting under Donald Morrison. He was awarded his Master's Degree from Northern Illinois University in 1979, with a double emphasis in Choral Conducting and Choral Composition. His post graduate studies focused on Vocal Pedagogy and Vocal Production, and he attended the University of Iowa, Indiana University, and Columbia University in New York, where he studied under the widely renowned Bernard Taylor.

Greg brings 35 years of choral directing to LWAC. He has directed choirs at all levels, including elementary, junior high, high school, and adult. He began his career in Sterling, Illinois, and continued through his retirement in Flossmoor, Illinois. Throughout his career, Greg has directed well over 500 concerts. Many of his students have continued on to pursue professional music careers of their own, not only on Broadway in New York, but also in film and television in Hollywood. Besides school choirs, Greg has directed Church Choirs for over 30 years, including 10 years at St. Jude Church in New Lenox.

Together with his wife, Margaret, Greg has 46 original choral pieces and over 200 choral arrangements to his credit. Since retiring from education, he has been teaching private piano and voice lessons. Along with his wife and daughter, Greg lives in New Lenox.

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Our Accompanist

Jason is a graduate of Valparaiso University with his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music, concentrating in Piano Performance. While at Valparaiso University, he began his vocal accompanying career working as a studio accompanist for Virginia Oram. Shortly after graduating from Valparaiso, he began working as the Organist and Choral Accompanist for the First Presbyterian Church of Homewood in Homewood, IL. In the spring of 2008, Jason left First Presbyterian Church to become the Director of Music for St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Lemont, IL where he maintains his roles as accompanist and organist with the addition of choral and contemporary group direction, and administration of the music program.

Performances for Jason include organist in a Hymn Festival and Organ Concert in October 2010, and as an accompanist and organist for a Christmas Carol Festival in December of 2010 and Spring Members' Recital of the Northwest Indiana Chapter of the American Guild of Organists in March of 2011. Jason is the Dean of the Northwest Indiana Chapter of the A. G. O., and is a member of the Naperville Chapter of the Illinois State Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers National Association. He also maintains a private studio where he teaches children and adults the joy and artistry of piano and organ performance. This is Jason's second year as accompanist for Lincoln-Way Area Chorale.

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Our Board of Directors

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Ken Reed


Bob Robertson
Vice President


Mary Ellen Naumczik

Bob Pechinski


Susie Albor
Business Manger


Jackie Pletsch


John Griffin


Marianne Wintersteen


Andrea Thompson


Greg Day
Artistic Director