October 24, 2014

Music and Worship News


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Queen City Youth Chorus 

This newly founded program is directed by Rob Ridgell and includes two ensembles:

3rd - 5th grades - Wednesdays, 5:00 - 5:45 PM
6th - 12th grades - Wednesdays, 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Our strength is in our diversity, our love of music, and our dedication to young singers. We will offer two annual concerts, sing for occasional Sunday services, and share our music throughout the city and beyond.  For more information, contact Rob Ridgell at 704-714-6942. 


Artists in Residence:  CLT Brass 

This year, through Leap of Faith funding, we are able to offer some of our city’s finest instrumentalists a place to grow and perform. Charlotte Symphony trombonist and WDAV radio personality Tom Burge has put together a new brass quintet.  We will help establish this new chamber ensemble by inviting them to serve as our “Artists in Residence” this season. They will perform for Parish Day, Veteran’s Day, Christmas, and Easter, and will provide beautiful trumpet and trombone sounds throughout the year. Most recently, one of the ensemble’s members, John Parker, played trumpet for the funeral of Anne Tomlinson. Welcome to the CLT Brass!

Hunchback of Notre Dame
October 29, 7:00 PM in the Church

Experience what Halloween was like in 1923 with Lon Chaney’s film “The Hunchback of Notre Dame," with original organ accompaniment by Rob Ridgell, performed (with a twist) on the Neo-Baroque 1979 Gabriel Kney church pipe organ. For all ages.  Come as you are, or dress in an appropriate costume!  Free and open to the public.


All Saints' Eucharist
Monday, November 3, 11:00 AM in the Church

A special service of Holy Eucharist and thanksgiving, remembering those who have died. To add a name to the list of those remembered in this service, email Christy Letanosky at letanoskyc@christchurchcharlotte.org. 

Veterans Day Concert featuring CLT Brass
November 11, 12:00 PM in the Church

Our artists-in-residence, the CLT Brass, are offering a Veterans Day Concert at 12 noon on Tuesday, November 11 in the Church. Music will include an Armed Forces medley and "America the Beautiful," as well as several lesser known works by American composers Daniel Pinkham and David Marlatt. Join us for this special celebration in honor of our country’s veterans. This event is free of charge and open to the public.


Community Music Initiatives: 150 Singers and Growing!

Our community music initiatives are now reaching over 150 singers.  These include parish-wide programs (Children's Music Clubs, Youth and Adult Bands/Choirs), outreach chorister programs at Rama Road Elementary and the Brookstone Schools, and Senior Choir at The Cypress.  For more information on how to join these music programs, or to volunteer, please contact Rob Ridgell at ridgellr@christchurchcharlotte.org or 704.714.6942.

Community School of the Arts at Christ Church
Since 2013, the Community School of the Arts has partnered with Christ Church to offer piano and violin lessons to children from all over the city. The school concentrates on instruction in music and the visual arts with the mission and belief that outstanding arts education should be available to all. For more information or to enroll your child, please visit http://www.csarts.org/.

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