Concerts & Choral Services

Oct. 2 – Choral Evensong & Eucharist

Choral Evensong is considered the crown jewel of Anglican liturgy and is predominantly sung by the choir.  This hour-long service will celebrate the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels, which commemorates the battle in heaven.

Service Music:

Introit: Hide me under the shadow of thy wings, John West
Preces & Responses: Bernard Rose
Psalm: 103, Coverdale
Canticles: Christ Church, David Jernigan

      1. Magnificat
      2. Nunc dimittis

Anthem: Factum est silentium, Richard Dearing


Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. – The Christ Church Cabaret

The Christ Church Cabaret is a fundraiser for our 2023 Choir and Companion Tour Trip to London and Dublin. Enjoy an evening of fun and music with hors d’oeuvres, wine, raffle & auction!

Tickets are $50 each. The non-deductible portion of each ticket is $10. Purchase tickets via this link.


Nov. 6 at 5 p.m. – Faure’s Requiem, Op. 48

Arguably one of the most iconic and emotive master works of the sacred choral repertoire, Faure’s Requiem, for choir, organ and orchestra is the centerpiece of this All Saints Day concert.  It will be performed alongside John Tavener’s “Song for Athene,” sung for Princess Diana’s funeral at Westminster Abbey, and Herbert Howell’s “Take him, Earth, for cherishing,” sung for John F. Kennedy’s funeral at Washington National Cathedral.  A reception will follow this concert, which is offered in remembrance of all from our parish who have died this past year.

Performers:

The Adult Choir & Choristers
The Christ Church Festival Orchestra
Caroline Vaughan, Soprano
Christopher Edwards, Baritone
David Jernigan, Conductor

Program:

Song for Athene, John Tavener
Amazing Grace, Arr. David Jernigan | Hymnal 671
Congregation sings on verses 1, 3, & 5
Ain-a’ that good news, African-American Spiritual, Arr. William Dawson
Take him, Earth, for cherishing, Herbert Howells
Requiem, Op. 48, Gabriel Faure

        1. Introit & Kyrie
        2. Offertory
        3. Sanctus
        4. Pie Jesu
        5. Agnus Dei
        6. Libera me
        7. In paradisum

Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. – A Festival of Lessons & Carols

Join us Sunday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. for a Festival of Lessons & Carols, which traces the history of salvation. Enjoy beloved hymns, choral music, and readings that walk us from Adam’s original sin in the book of Genesis, to the prophetic songs of Isaiah and people shrouded in darkness, and finally, into the resplendent mystery of Christ’s incarnation through the Gospel of Matthew.

 Choral Anthems include:

Advent Responsory: Richard Marlow
Adam Lay Ybounden, Frank Boles
Jesus Christ the Apple tree, Stanford Scriven
Lo! That is a marvelous change, Philip Moore
O magnum mysterium, Morten Lauridsen
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day, John Gardiner
Now may we singen, Cecilia McDowall