Copyright 2017 - The Rejoice Singers

About the Director

Rejoice began over 35 years ago, under the direction of Nancy Helland, as part of a larger music program in a local church - specifically as an outreach ministry. It gradually became apparent that the Lord had plans to reach out beyond the walls of the home church... and we evolved into what has been an amazing journey.

Now retired, we are grateful to Nancy for her years of dedication, faithfulness and hard work to this ministry and to this group. She will be greatly missed.

The Rejoice Singers have shared many blessings and experiences that carry Christ's message to others, therefore we will continue to carry on with this ministry. We have seen His hand touch our lives in numerous ways, both personally and as a group. He has faithfully provided for all our needs, and He continues to open doors for us to proclaim the gospel.

Roxane Abbate, a 30 year member of the Rejoice Singers will be taking over as director of the group. A 1986 graduate of WIU, Roxane has a BFA in Art with a minor focusing on vocal music. She has performed in the WIU musical theatre, madrigals, show choir, concert choir, and light opera. She has also directed McHenry County area church choirs, and has been a worship leader at several local churches for over 25 years. Roxane currently leads worship at the Orchard Church in McHenry, and teaches voice lessons to area middle schoolers.

We are excited to carry on with this ministry, and look forward to sharing the blessing that God has truly given us.

To God be the Glory!

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