March 31, 2015

Music and Worship News


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Queen City Youth Chorus Concert

The Queen City Youth Chorus will present a concert on Friday, April 17 at 7:00 PM in the Church. They will sing music from South Africa and Venezuela as well as some classical and American favorites. Join us as we celebrate our season of music with boysa nd girls from Christ Church, Rama Road Elementary School, The Brookstone Schools, and St. John Neumann Church!  A reception will follow.

This chorus is directed by Rob Ridgell and includes two ensembles:

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

Our strength is in our diversity, our love of music, and our dedication to young singers. We 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. 

Holy Week and Easter Worship Services

Monday – Tuesday, March 30 – 31
6:00 PM - Holy Eucharists in the Chapel

Wednesday, April 1
Noon - Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayer in the Chapel
6:00 PM - Holy Eucharist in the Chapel

Maundy Thursday, April 2
7:00 AM - Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
7:30 PM - Choral Eucharist in the Church*

Good Friday, April 3
10:00 AM - Children’s Morning Prayer in the Church
Noon - Good Friday Service*  (Choral Meditation at 11:30 AM)
2:30 PM - Stations of the Cross in the Church

Holy Saturday, April 4
5:00 PM - Service of Light, Holy Eucharist 
and Baptism in the Church*

Easter Day, April 5
7:00 AM - Holy Eucharist with Easter Hymns in the Church
8:45 AM - Choral Eucharist with Brass in the Church*
               Contemporary Eucharist in All Saints’ Hall*
11:15 AM - Choral Eucharist with Brass in the Church*
                 Family Eucharist in All Saints’ Hall*
5:00 PM - Holy Eucharist with Easter Hymns in the Church*

[Sunday School classes will not meet on Easter Day.]

*Nursery Care provided

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!


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 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, violin, and harp 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










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