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 where he conducts choirs and teaches courses in the Department of Music. Previously, he conducted choral ensembles and taught music appreciation at Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music in Evanston, IL.
Windle was recently appointed Artistic Director of the Chicago Chamber Choir, an organization dedicated to "create[ing] a moving experience for our audience by performing exceptional choral music that celebrates the unlimited potential of the human voice." He continues to serve as the Assistant Choirmaster of the Church of the Atonement in Chicago, IL.
Windle served as Choral Fellow and the Summer Series Director with the Maryland State Boychoir for five years. While in Baltimore, he led a highly lauded performance of David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion. In addition, he has conducted and prepared choirs including Bridge Ensemble (Baltimore), Constellation Men's Ensemble (Chicago), the Chicago Bar Association Chorus, Singing City (Philadelphia), 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.
Currently, Windle is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music under Dr. Donald Nally. He received his Bachelor of Music from St. Olaf College and his Master of Music from Temple University.
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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, Helen Rashad, Gregory Peebles, Joe Shadday, Ryan Strand, Phillip Dothard, William Roberts