November 21, 2014

Music and Worship News


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Thanksgiving Eve Eucharist 
Wednesday, November 26 at 7:30 PM in the Church

Gather with your family and friends to give praise and thanks to God for all the bounty he has given us. This once-a-year service includes special prayers and music in celebration of Thanksgiving Day.


Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Tuesday, November 25, 7:00 PM, The Park Church, 6029 Beatties Ford Road

Mecklenburg Ministries will host this 39th annual citywide service, with Thanksgiving messages by The Reverend Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown, Rabbi Judy Schindler, and The Reverend Christy Snow, and special music by Interfaith Choirs and Ensembles.  You are invited to bring canned foods for Loaves and Fishes.  For more information, contact or 704-565-5455. 

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!


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 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

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