At Christ Church, the Word of God isn’t always a word. Sometimes it’s a note.
Described as classic, eclectic, contemporary, traditional, and emerging, we hope you will find the spiritual depth of our music and the arts at Christ Church welcoming. Everyone has a song to sing. Your song is welcome here!
With five choirs for vocalists of all ages, a high school and adult band, and numerous congregational instrumentalists and media volunteers, Christ Church is bursting with musical energy and excellence. On any given Sunday, you will find an offering of music to the glory of God.
Music on Sundays at Christ Church
In keeping with our rich Anglican choral tradition, we offer the 8:45 AM Eucharist in the Church with music offered by the Parish Choir. Exquisite choral music from Gregorian Chant to twenty-first century choral music is offered. The Parish Choir is a flexible adult choir for those who cannot make a week-day rehearsal. Practice is on Sundays at 8:00 AM in the Choir Room. This is one of our most popular services.
At 8:45 AM in All Saints’ Hall, our Adult Band offers music from gospel Americana to some of today’s most engaging contemporary Christian music. All worship is taken from the Book of Common Prayer, which gives our worship a familiar feel. The atmosphere of this service is business-casual; coffee is available. This service allows families to let the Word of God and music to wash over you without reservation.
Our 11:15 AM service in the Church alternates as a traditional Holy Eucharist on the first, third, and fifth Sundays, and the ancient liturgy of Morning Prayer on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Often our youth and children will sing for these services, but one will also experience our professional Schola Cantorum singing descants on hymns and some of the famous choral music which is ever ancient and ever new.
For our families with young children, our popular 11:15 AM Discovery Eucharist in All Saints’ Hall is just right, with a small ensemble of adult musicians and children with short, easy-to-remember songs that children love - this service has been hailed as the perfect introduction to worship for young people of all ages. A service with the freedom that only children understand!
Late in the afternoon we offer an intimate, yet casual 5:00 PM Holy Eucharist in the Church. This service uses blended music from supplemental sources like the Taizé Community, as well as familiar hymns from the Episcopal hymnal. The piano and cantor and occasion organ music help lead this relaxed liturgy around a simple wooden altar designed especially our space.
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE: CLT BRASS
Some of our city’s finest brass instrumentalists serve as our Artists in Residence, CLT Brass. This quintet, formed by Charlotte Symphony trombonist and WDAV radio personality Tom Burge, offers beautiful music to enhance our worship on special occasions including Christmas and Easter.