Sessions on Singing


A free course where you will learn basics of reading music, healthy singing techniques, how to determine your voice part and how to practice healthy singing on your own.

This course is intended for current choir members, those who are considering choir membership, and anyone in the congregation who would like to be a better singer.

Thursdays, May 3rd, 10th and 17th from 7-8 p.m. in the choir room.

Contact Gary Van Essen, Minister of Music, for more information or to sign up.

Sign Up for Dinner Groups!

Sign up today to join a Christ Church Dinner Group!  

Now is the time to join us in a small group to share dinners in homes, plan a picnic, or make restaurant reservations.   It’s a great opportunity to meet folks from church that you may not already know and get to know your church family better. The emphasis is on fun and fellowship, so you don’t have to be a gourmet cook to participate.  Each group sets their own schedule.

Look for Signup Sheets in the Narthex or contact Molly Cannon at 410.991.6752 or

Resolve to Join the Choir

The Christ Church Parish Choir is growing; 2018 is the perfect time to join!

Numerous studies have shown a positive association between singing in choirs and health.  A recent Time Magazine article said, “researchers are beginning to discover. . . that singing is like an infusion of the perfect tranquilizer, the kind that both soothes your nerves and elevates your spirits.”  Singing in a church choir also offers spiritual benefits and an opportunity to participate in and connect with a vibrant, caring small group at Christ Church.

All high-school students and adults are invited to join our Parish choir, without audition.  We meet on Sunday mornings at 9:20 to warm-up, we sing at the 10 a.m. service and then we rehearse after the service on Sunday mornings from about 11:30-12:30 p.m.  There is no weekly weeknight commitment!  Please prayerfully consider joining the choir in 2018.  Our first rehearsal of the year will be Sunday 1/7/18 at 11:30 a.m.  If you let me know you are coming, I will have music waiting for you.   Happy New Year!

Gary Van Essen
Minister of Music