The cornerstone of the music program at Christ Church is the Parish Choir, directed by Gary Van Essen. Made up of volunteers, the choir performs modern and classic SATB choral repertoire for the 10 a.m. worship service each week (September – May) and for concerts and special events.
Our Parish Choir is actively growing and welcomes new members from the church or community. The choir is open to all high-school students and adults, without audition. Rehearsals are held on Sunday mornings after church from 11:25 a.m.-12:25 p.m. Contact Gary Van Essen, Minister of Music (email@example.com) for more information.
The Praise Band plays for our 10 a.m. worship service once a month. The Praise Band offers Christian music in a more contemporary style. Currently our band consists of singers, drums, electric bass, piano, trumpet, and flute. The Praise Band rehearses as needed on Sunday mornings before the 10 a.m. service. Singers or instrumentalists who are interested in joining the Praise Band should contact Gary Van Essen, Minister of Music (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Christ Church also invites guest musicians to sing or play instruments to enrich our worship. We frequently have vocal soloists, a bassoonist, a flutist, and a trumpeter. If you are interested in singing or playing in worship, please contact Gary Van Essen, Minister of Music (email@example.com).