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Liturgical Music Makes the Heart Sing

April 21, 2020

Music plays an important role in the vibrant liturgies at Maternity BVM Parish in Bourbonnais. Under the direction of Chris Lord, Director of Music Ministry, some seven different ensembles accompany different liturgies, as well as teenage and adult musicians. One of those musicians who grew up playing at church, was Chet Lord-Remmert, son of Chris Lord. He became so passionate about music that he earned a degree in cello performance at Milikin University in Decatur, IL. He now works in the industry, serving as personnel manager for the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, based in Springfield. Lord-Remmert now plays organ and piano at First Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, IL, and last week he performed this Easter joy piano selection by William Gokelman, called Risen! “Thank you Chet,” Maternity officials said. “Christ is risen indeed and walks amongst us.”