Music Ministry

With gratitude in your heart, sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs to God. And do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. - Colossians 3:16

Music for Everyone

Our Music Ministry seeks to love God, care for each other, and serve the world through worship, education, and community. You are invited to explore and participate in the diverse music and worship opportunities here at Christ Church.

No matter your age or skill level, there is a place for you. Contact one of the music staff, listed on the left, to learn more. We'd love to meet you!

Registration is now open for Children's Choir Camp!

Christ Church will be hosting Choir Camp on August 24-25 for children in grades 1-8 intending to participate in choirs this fall. On Saturday, August 24, children will spend the day making music, making friends, and taking an adventure on the Church Bus to Inner Peaks on Monroe Road where they will go rock climbing! Parents and siblings are invited to a family breakfast and informational meeting. Children will sing in church the following morning at 8:30 AM. For more information, please email Margaret Haigh at

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Evensong

On the first Sunday of most months, the Christ Church Choir offers an Evensong service. 

Listen to the February 3, 2019 service here »

 


Adult Ensembles

Christ church CHOIR 

The Christ Church Choir comprises auditioned singers from all walks of life who share a common dedication extraordinary music-making and to the role of choral singing within the Episcopal liturgy. Repertoire is challenging and covers a wide range of styles and languages from our classical choral heritage, directed by Ben Outen. We welcome singers with choral experience, vocal confidence and music reading skills.

Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Choir Room
Services: 11:15 AM Holy Eucharist and Morning Prayer in the Church

Schola Cantorum

The Christ Church Schola Cantorum comprises 8-12 professional vocalists and provides choral music on its own and as the foundation of the Christ Church Choir. The Schola includes some of the finest singers in the Charlotte area who are also active performers in other professional, academic, and liturgical capacities. Audition required. For more information, please contact Margaret Haigh. 

Rehearsals: Thursdays beginning August 29, 6:30-9:00 PM, All Saints' Hall and Choir Room
Services: 8:45 and 11:15 AM Holy Eucharist and Morning Prayer in the Church

contemporary band

Singers and instrumentalists of all ability levels are invited and encouraged to take part, even if unable to read music. Repertoire is drawn from a broad array of traditions and is meant to reframe and reinforce the deep and fundamental elements of the Christian faith, while celebrating the divinity of creation and creativity, and providing a space for joyful community participation.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 PM; Sundays, 7:30 AM, Band Room
Services: 8:45 AM Contemporary Eucharist in All Saints' Hall 


Youth Ensembles

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MUSIC CLUB 

Pre-kindergarten (age 4) and kindergarten students learn the basics of making music and healthy singing by playing musical games. Music Club includes the Orff approach, combining music, movement, drama, and speech into lessons that are similar to a child’s world of play.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays beginning September 4, 5:00 - 5:30 PM, M211
Services: 11:15 AM Discovery Eucharist in All Saints' Hall (quarterly)

St. Nicolas Choir: Grades 1 - 3

St. Nicolas Choir, for children in grades 1 - 3, is based on the Royal School of Church Music training plan. Choristers prepare music for worship while learning the basics of music reading, vocal skills, liturgy and teamwork. Repertoire contains scripture and poetry that teach the beliefs and principles of our faith. Choristers use movement and experiential learning to explore their own artistic abilities and to discover the joys of teamwork.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays beginning September 4, 5:00 - 6:30 PM, U304
Services: 8:45 AM Holy Eucharist in the Church (twice monthly)

Christ Church Choristers: Grades 4 - 8

Christ Church Choristers, for children in grades 4 - 8, is based on the Royal School of Church Music training plan. Choristers prepare music for worship and other activities at Christ Church. The preparation process includes intentional instruction in sight singing, multi-lingual diction, understanding of musical style and vocal technique. As with all team activities, commitment and leadership are taught and highly valued. Choristers learn that they are part of something larger than themselves and develop self-esteem and a sense of ownership as they progress through the training program. 

Rehearsals: Wednesdays beginning September 4, 5:00 - 6:30 PM, Choir Room
Services: 8:45 AM Holy Eucharist in the Church (twice monthly)

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities vary based on the time of year and ministry needs. Please contact us if you are interested in donating your time.

  • Sunday School Songleaders
  • Music Library assistance
  • Children's choir helpers
  • Concert support
  • Audio-Visual support in All Saints' Hall and the Church
  • Administrative assistance