The Parish Choir is an adult choral ensemble, comprised primarily of parishioners who work alongside professional section leaders in preparing a wide variety of repertoire drawn from nearly 900 years of the Western sacred music tradition. From Gregorian and Anglican chant to African-American spirituals, the goal of the Parish Choir is to enhance our liturgical celebrations with beautiful music that is representative of the breadth and depth of the Anglican choral tradition. The Parish Choir assists in leading worship. The choir is on holiday for the month of July. Contact Donald W. Duncan, Director of Liturgy and Music, for more information.
The Christ Church Handbell Choir adorns our liturgy with musical offerings throughout the program year and on special occasions. Utilizing a set of handbells cast by the famed Whitechapel Bell Foundry of London, this adult ensemble rehearses during the school year. Music reading skills are required, as well as a commitment to regular attendance at rehearsals. Contact Donald W. Duncan, Director of Liturgy and Music, for more information.
The choirs at Christ Church are affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music in America. The RSCM childrens choir program is designed to teach children to be invaluable members to the community. Each level of training includes vital instruction in Christian Formation. The emphasis is on personal instruction for each child and adult who enters the program. Personal growth is achieved through the dedicated sharing of their musical gifts, serving as leaders of worship on Sundays as well as occasional special services. All levels of the RSCM Program are designed to challenge each young musician on an individual basis, and give a sense of accomplishment and self-esteem. The key to advancement is achieving the musical knowledge necessary, especially by attending the required rehearsals and services; for these are where the young musicians apply their art while giving their musical gifts to the Glory of God.
We offer three children's choirs (Cherub, Coventry, and Canterbury) for children in K3 - grade 5.
This ensemble of singers and instrumentalists perform under the direction of Chase McAbee, Assistant Parish Musician, and provides musical leadership for services in Markley Chapel. Basic music-reading ability, a pleasant voice that can blend well with others, and a commitment to regular rehearsals are the only prerequisites for membership.
We are privileged to have a beautiful Goulding and Wood Pipe Organ to aid in the Musical Worship in the Church.
Goulding and Wood, Op. 35 2001
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