April 20, 2014

Music and Worship

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Worship Schedule For Sunday (back to top)

Worship Services for Sunday, April 20, 2014

  7:00 AM Holy Eucharist in the Church
  8:45 AM Holy Eucharist in the Church*
  8:45 AM Holy Eucharist in All Saints' Hall*
11:15 AM Holy Eucharist in the Church*
11:15 AM Family Holy Eucharist in All Saints' Hall*
  5:00 PM Casual Holy Eucharist in the Church*

 * Nursery care is available in the nursery suites on the lower level of All Saints’ Hall. 


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Music & the Arts: Beauty to be Heard, 2013-2014 Concert Season (Winter/Spring 2014) (back to top)

12th NIGHT JAZZ FESTIVAL – Monday, January 6, 5:00 PM in the Blue Room

New Year Jazz and after-work hors d’oeuvres and libations for working and lounging adults featuring music of Dave Brubeck. Charlotte Symphony percussionist Rick Dior on drums, Ziad Rabie on sax, Ron Brendle on bass, and Noel Friedline on piano.

AFTERHOURS JAZZ – Monday, February 10, 5:00 PM in All Saints' Hall

Best of classic jazz, hors d’oeuvres and libations for working and lounging adults featuring the music of Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and others.  Charlotte Symphony percussionist Rick Dior on drums, Ziad Rabie on sax, Ron Brendle on bass, and Noel Friedline on piano.

JEREMY BEGBIE, LEARNING FROM BACH – Saturday, February 22, 6:00 PM in All Saints’ Hall

Jeremy Begbie teaches systematic theology and specializes in the interface between theology and the arts.  His particular research interest is in the interplay between music and theology.  Begbie will show how Bach takes us deep into the heart of what it means to be a creative artist today. Join us for wine and cheese and hear Professor Begbie perform and speak on his findings.

CHORAL MASTERWORKS – Sunday, March 23, 3:00 PM in the Church

The Christ Church Choir and instrumentalists of the Charlotte Symphony will perform “Choral Masterworks”, featuring the very powerful  Jesu, meine Freude by J. S. Bach, Francis Poulenc’s Litanies à la vierge noire which he composed toward “new dimensions and greater depth”, and parts of Igor Stravinsky’s austere and anti-romantic Mass composed in 1948. An offering will be taken to benefit the music program of Rama Road Elementary School as part of our music education outreach.

NIGHTSCAPES – Wednesday, April 16, 7:00 PM in the Church

The Christ Church Schola Cantorum sings Gregorian Chant and other contemplative music including Thomas Tallis' "Lamentations of Jeremiah" in a candlelit, worshipful time of Holy Week.

GOSPEL CONCERT WITH VOICES OF LOVE – Thursday, May 1, 7:00 PM in All Saints' Hall

An old-fashioned sing-along with the Voices of Love Gospel Choir and Friends of the Urban Ministry Center. Music will include choir selections as well as audience participation. Dinner will be served at 6:00 PM for those who might like to have a little one-on-one with the members of the choirs. Come enjoy this evening of fellowship, food, and song!

MOTHER’S DAY CONCERT – Sunday, May 11, 3:00 PM in the Church

Rob Ridgell, Director of Music and the Arts of Christ Episcopal Church and Tom Burge, Trombonist with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will perform a fantastic and unusual Mother’s Day Concert featuring Franz Liszt’s “Hosannah”, Sonata in A by Francesco Saverio Geminiani, Piece Symphonique by Alexandre Guilmant and Two Invocations by Petr Eben. Come with your mother – or, remember your mother in this concert in honor of motherhood! English High Tea will follow in the Blue Room.


A COMMUNITY IN HARMONY: Music & the Arts Ministry at Christ Church Charlotte  (back to top)

Register for Music Ministry Here

Music saves lives. Music is a lens to see God and to create beauty that redeems the world. Join us as we seek to make music in our spiritual home. The Music & Arts Ministry is for everyone. 

The choir and band programs listed below all rehearse on
Wednesdays (beginning September 11) from Labor Day through Memorial Day.

Children's and Youth Choir Program
The Children's and Youth Choir program is for those from pre-Kindergarten to 5th Grade. The program has three choirs to fit a child’s learning needs. Ms. Lisa Lashley directs the Music Club Choirs and Dr. Rob Ridgell directs the Youth Choir. This graded program consists of some of the most enjoyable and middle-level music education curriculum in church music today.

Music Club (pre-K and Kindergarten) meet from 5:00 - 5:30 PM in M211
Music Club Plus (1st and 2nd Grades) meet from 5:30 - 6:00 PM in M211
Youth Choir (3rd – 5th Grades) meet from 5:00 - 5:40 PM in the Choir Room

Christ Church Singers
The Christ Church Singers is primarily a Middle and High School choir (6th-12th grade). Dr. Rob Ridgell directs this ensemble that focuses on enjoyable repertoire with an emphasis on a higher-lever music curriculum.

Christ Church Singers (6th-12th Grades) meet from 5:45-6:30 PM in the Choir Room. This is opportune for those going to EYC the same evening!

Christ Church Choir and Festival Singers
For over 70 years, the adult choirs of Christ Church have offered some of the most renowned choral music of the world to the glory of God. The adult choir program is flexible for active adults – if you can make Wednesday rehearsal, you can sing Sunday morning. On the third Wednesday/Sunday of every month the larger Festival Singers meet to offer a large oratorio-style work.

Christ Church Choir and Festival Singers meet from 7:00 - 9:00 PM in the Choir Room.

For those seeking a choral challenge, the Schola is a small ensemble that practices an a cappella approach to much of the treasury of choral music. This semi-professional ensemble focuses on intensive reading skills and choral blend.

Schola meets from 9:00 - 9:30 PM in the Choir Room.

Youth Band
The youth band provides music for various services at least once-a-month. This is a great program for any 6th-12th grader and is taught by Mr. Jamey Graves, our Associate Director of World Music. The current band is made up of guitarists, keyboard, drums and vocalists – but other instruments like violin and flute are always welcome!

Youth Band meets from 5:45 - 6:30 PM in the Band Room (next to the Choir Room).
This is opportune for those going to EYC the same evening!

Worship Band
The worship band provides music at the Holy Eucharist which takes place on a weekly basis in All Saints' Hall each Sunday at 8:45 AM. This service is offered through the calendar year from September to May and then monthly during the summer. The current band is made up of guitars, keyboard, drums and vocalists and led by our Associate Director of World Music, Jamey Graves.

Worship Band meets from 7:45 - 9:30 PM in the Band Room (next to the Choir Room).




Media Team Volunteers Needed! (back to top)

We are looking for people to help us with A/V media and technology on Sunday mornings in All Saints' Hall.  It may sound complicated but, requirements for media are:  basic knowledge of using PowerPoint, basic click and drag skills and knowledge of the basic functions of Mac and PC.  If you are interested in helping with the setup of audio for the service requirements are: a willingness to learn how to setup audio gear including microphones, keyboards, drums, and guitars.  Tutorials will be given for using the software, setting up sound gear and a rotation schedule will be created for all who are interested.   If this is you, please contact our Director for World Music Jamey Graves by email gravesj@christchurchcharlotte.org.





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