St. Augustine said that “singing is praying twice.” At Christ Church we celebrate the gift of music in our lives and its ability to open us up to the holy. It transforms us and transcends our daily lives. Our choirs lift up our congregation, and are lifted themselves, through the tremendous gift of making music in God’s name.
You can register online for all choirs below or by contacting Christopher Wells – firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Register for Young at Arts, our after school performing arts program, at www.youngatartsny.org.)
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The Primary Choir (Kindergarten and 1st Grade)
Our younger children will experience the great joy of making music and being a chorister. Rehearsals, which are on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:00PM, include learning basic concepts of singing through fun movement activities and using the voice.
The Children’s Choir (2nd through 6th Grade)
Through this program the children expand their general music literacy, learn leadership during worship (service), and build a sense of Christian Community. The rehearsals, which meet on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 PM, use singing and handbells to focus on pitch, rhythm and music notation.
The Christ Church Choir (Adults)
This warm and dedicated group offers their time and talent to the Christ Church community, particularly as leaders in worship. They sing a wide variety of music from Renaissance polyphony to modern compositions and offer several special services and performances during the year. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00 PM.
Periodically through the year volunteers gather to enjoy the choir experience without making a weekly commitment. The Parish Choir joins the Christ Church Choir for the Wednesday rehearsal prior to singing on Sunday.
This dedicated ensemble rehearses on Monday evenings, 7-8PM, and is directed by Deborah Cook. They play several times each year in church and add a new dimension of sound to worship. As with all of our musical groups, the Handbell Ringers welcome anyone to participate, although prior experience with reading music is helpful. Christ Church has three octaves of Malmark Handbells and 3 octaves of Malmark Chimes as a part of our collection of musical instruments.