MUSIC AT CHRIST CHURCH
Music is central to the worship life of Christ Church.
The music program at Christ Church is varied and presently includes traditional organ and choral music, a handbell choir, a contemporary music ensemble, and a concert series featuring our Létourneau pipe organ.
Christ Church Chorale
The adult choir rehearses on
Thursday evenings at 7:15 p.m. in the choir room, and
sings regularly at 11:00 a.m. traditional Sunday
service. The Chorale leads the worshiping Christ Church
community in the singing of hymns and liturgical
music. Highlights of the choir season include special
holiday presentations before the Christmas Eve Eucharist
and during Holy Week services. In spring the Chorale
also performs a Mass with soloists and chamber orchestra
during the liturgical service. The Chorale is open to
all persons 16 and over without an audition.
The Praise Team rehearses on
Sunday mornings at 7:30 a.m. and leads the worship music for the 9:00 a.m. Sunday contemporary service.
Kendzior or Bill
Holt for more information..
Jubilate Handbell Choir
The Jubilate Bell Choir began in 1989 with the gift of three octaves of Schulmerich handbells by parishioner, Dr. Betty G. Odell. Shortly thereafter, a three octave set of choir chimes was purchased, providing additional color and variety to our musical offerings.The handbell choir meets for weekly rehearsals, September through May, and provides music for the 11:00 a.m. service on the first Sunday of each month, as well as special music for Christmas Eve and Easter and other festival services.New ringers are always welcome–teenagers to adults. No experience is necessary, although it is helpful if you can read simple musical rhythms. Your most important gift, however, is a commitment to regular attendance at rehearsals. A bell choir is analogous to the church at large in many respects. A single bell hasn't much to offer on its own, but its silence leaves a gaping hole in the music.Consider joining us for fun, fellowship and occasionally even food, as we work together to "make a joyful noise unto the Lord!"
For information, Cecilia
3-manual, 68-stop Létourneau pipe organ, Op. 96 (2007),
is widely acknowledged to be the finest instrument in
southwest Florida and one of the premier instruments in
the southeastern United States. Weekly worship
services at Christ Church are enriched by this wonderful
instrument. The organ is at the core of Christ Church's
well-rounded and comprehensive music program and concert
series. Christ Church also has a smaller organ in the Chapel, Op. 18A, built by Dan Jaeckel of Duluth, MN.