Greg Wheatley has conducted the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale since 1997. Greg received his Bachelor's degree in music from Spring Arbor College and holds a Master's degree in music theory from Michigan State University.
In addition to directing the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale, Greg is the Director of Music at New Covenant Church in Naperville (IL). He loves helping others understand and enjoy music and has been teaching as Guest Lecturer in Music Theory at Wheaton College for a number of years. He has also served on the adjunct faculty at Moody Bible Institute and has taught at Concordia University Chicago.
Greg is a veteran radio broadcaster, recently completing 22 years with Moody Radio. For many of those years he hosted Sound of Majesty, a nationally syndicated program of hymns and sacred classics, and Prime Time America, an afternoon drive-time magazine program.
Greg and his wife, Jennifer, make their home in Wheaton, Illinois. They have three grown children and four utterly adorable grandchildren.
The Chorale is pleased to welcome Mac Willaert to the combined role of Accompanist and Ensemble Director.
Mac studied music at North Central College in Naperville (IL) and has worked extensively with Dr. Ramona Wis, founding director of the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale. Mac's experience has included accompanying and working as a substitute director at Rosary High School in Aurora, as well as acting as assistant conductor of the choral program at North Central College, where he has directed a number of vocal ensembles. He currently is serving as staff musician at Oswego Presbyterian Church.
When asked what he was looking forward to this year, Mac stated, "As a long-time choral musician, I am so endlessly excited and optimistic about what lies in store for the Chorale and Ensemble. Having had the chance to interact with the group a bit, I feel very strongly that the group can head in a very strong direction, and I can't wait to get started with these singers."