In many ways, music synthesizes our worship. It connects the scriptural and sacred texts we study and pray to gain a deeper understanding of our faith, the complex emotions of our daily lives and the intangible presence of God among us. Be it through hymnody or the careful and methodic act of singing in the choir, it is the human voice – unique to all of us yet joins us all as one – that serves as the foundation of music in the Episcopal Church.
Worship at Christ Church is enriched by the music of a diverse choral program; each choir unique in its offerings and commitments of time and expertise.
To learn more about our choir offerings and/or to schedule an audition contact Organist/Choirmaster David Jernigan – firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Adult Choir is a primarily volunteer ensemble, supported by choral scholars, which is responsible for singing the weekly 11 a.m. Eucharist, as well as other major services such as Lessons and Carols, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday and occasional services of choral evensong. Rehearsals generally take place on Wednesday evenings from 7 – 9 p.m., and occasionally on Saturdays. This choir offers parishioners with prior choral experience and basic sight-reading and musicianship skills an opportunity to strive for musical excellence while enjoying Christian fellowship and community in a supportive environment.
Schola Cantorum is an entirely professional ensemble in which all members have at least one degree in music and extensive choral experience. Dedicated primarily to the stylistic performance of music from 15th – 18th centuries, this ensemble sings for services of compline, choral evensong and Easter Vigil and performs concerts throughout the year.