Christ Church of Bradenton
4030 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, Florida 34205
cec@christchurchswfla.org

tel: 941.747.3709

Directions   Photo Gallery   Clergy   Staff   Vestry
News   Calendar   Pastoral Care   Links   
Contact

Home  Guests & Visitors  Worship   Discipleship   Outreach   Christian Education   Youth   Music

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.

 

Contemporary Service
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.  Contact Rachel 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 McEnaney.
 

Instruments
The 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.

Photo gallery of Létourneau organ, Op. 96

 

Richard Benedum

William Holt

Christ Church of Bradenton  |  4030 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, Florida 34205  |  tel: 941.747.3709  |  email: cec@christchurchswfla.org