Organist & Choirmaster
Mr. Charles T. Sega
Since 2010, Organist and Choirmaster Charlie Sega has served as principal organist and director of the Atonement choir, as well as the Schola and the St. Cecilia Choir. Active as a choral singer, he sings with the Schola Laudes at Monastery of the Holy Cross and Schola Immaculata in Chicago. He began organ studies in high school and continued his education at Wheaton College earning a Bachelor of Music. He also holds a Master of Music from the University of Minnesota. Proir to his appointment at Atonement he was Minister of Music, St. David's Episcopal Church, Glenview, IL, and Organ Scholar at Southwell Minster, England. While in England, he was also Assistant Conductor and Organist for the Cranmer Company of Singers where he did residencies in the Cathedrals of Wells, Chester, Ely, Winchester and at Belvoir Castle. He is a graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science and is a licensed funeral director at N. H. Scott & Hanekamp Funeral Home in Glenview, IL. Charlie has many hobbies including running and cooking.
Mr. Christopher Windle
Christopher Windle is the Instructor of Choral Studies at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL. Previously, he has served on the faculty of Northwestern University’s Beinen School of Music in Evanston, IL. He continues to serve as the Assistant Choirmaster of the Church of the Atonement in Chicago, IL, where choirs sing weekly choral mass and bi-weekly evensong.
In the 2016-2017 season, he will guest conduct the Chicago Bar Association Chorus in their winter 2017 “Mostly Mozart” concert and the Bridge Ensemble (Baltimore) in December. Additionally, Windle works with the Constellation Men’s Ensemble (Chicago) as their Artistic Consultant.
Windle served as Choral Fellow and the Summer Series Director with the Maryland State Boychoir for five years. Here, he programed the Summer Series, which includes the Compline Series and Summer Community Sings. While in Baltimore, he conducted Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem and Mozart’s Requiem, as well as a highly lauded performance of David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion.
Windle has conducted and prepared choirs including Singing City in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Girlchoir, Find Your Instrument! in Philadelphia, the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Northfield Youth Choirs, Temple University, and Northwestern University's choral and opera departments.
Windle continues to sing professionally in choirs throughout the country. Current ensembles included Chicago’s Music of the Baroque, Bella Voce, and Schola Laudis. Previous ensembles have included The Crossing (Philadelphia), the William Ferris Chorale, the Aestas Consort, the Choir of St. Clement’s Church in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Singers, and the South Dakota Chorale.
Currently, Windle is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music under Dr. Donald Nally. He has participated in masterclasses with such conductors as Helmuth Rilling, Joseph Flummerfelt, David Hayes, and Andrew Megill. He received his Bachelor of Music from St. Olaf College with Dr. Anton Armstrong and his Master of Music from Temple University with Dr. Paul Rardin.
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Mr. Thomas Granzow
Music Librarian and Assisting Organist
Ms. Judy Thompson
Organist & Choirmaster Emeritus
The Rev. Thomas G. Harris
Organist & Choirmaster 1960 - 2010
Bethany Clearfield, Nathalie Colas, Katelyn Lee, Anne Katzfey, John Osterhagen, Helen Rashad, Gregory Peebles, Joe Shadday, Ryan Strand, Phillip Dothard, William Roberts