Choirs for Adults

“The Road Home,” by Stephen Paulus, recorded live during rehearsal in June of 2022

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.

To learn more about our choir offerings and/or to schedule an audition contact Organist/Choirmaster David Jernigan – djernigan@ccral.org.

Open Choir Rehearsal – Jan. 25

The Christ Church Adult Choir is holding an Open Rehearsal on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 7:15-8:50 p.m., followed by a light reception. You are welcome to listen to the Choir rehearse from 7:15-8:15 p.m., and then any interested vocalist is invited to sing with the Choir for the remainder of rehearsal. Anyone interested in becoming a singer with the Adult Choir will be scheduled for a personal audition after the 25th of January.

If you would like to attend this special Open Rehearsal, please complete the online form via this link no later than Tuesday, Jan. 24.

*This rehearsal is open to members of Christ Church and the public.

Adult Choir

The Adult Choir is a mixed volunteer and professional ensemble, 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, sight-reading and excellent musicianship skills an opportunity to strive for musical excellence while enjoying Christian fellowship and community in a supportive environment.

In July of 2023, The Adult Choir will undertake a choral residency at Westminster Abbey with additional services at St. George’s, Windsor as well as St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedrals in Dublin, Ireland.

Choir Portal

The Choir Portal is a resource for the Adult Choir that includes a calendar of events, helpful links, music and other files important to the group. Click this link to access the portal.

The Lay Clerks

The Lay Clerks are the professional singers that underpin our choral ensembles.  They all hold degrees in music and have extensive experience singing in first rate choirs and and small ensembles.  In addition to serving in the Adult Choir and the Choristers & Lay Clerks, they also form a separate ensemble that sings weekly at the 9am service of Holy Eucharist, and for several other liturgies throughout the year.