The Christ Church Choir, which has been under the direction of organist and choir master George Kent for over 56 years, exists to serve the glory of God through worship in music. The volunteer choir consists of adults and children over the age of eight who sing in the regular weekly choral Eucharists throughout the year. To prepare for these services adult members rehearse weekly on Thursday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:15pm and for one hour before each service sung. The children in the choir rehearse twice weekly, Tuesdaysfrom 4:00-5:00pm, Thursdays with the adults, and again on Sunday mornings with the adults before each service.
Along with the regular weekly services, the choir sings two services of Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas where in each service 9 lessons are read and the choir sings corresponding carols. Our Lessons and Carols services are inspired by those of King's College Cambridge and feature traditional favorites and new music as well. The choir also sings Christmas Eve and Christmas morning, Ash Wednesday and all of Holy Week: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil and three services on Easter Sunday. Along with these services, the choir often sings choral evensongs throughout the year, as well as weddings and funerals.
Every August the choir attends a joint music camp in the New Hampshire with the children and staff of The Chorus of Westerly, where the children learn the music for the coming year and enjoy many exciting, invigorating, and exhilarating camp activities. The week-long camp is held at Camp Ogontz in Lyman, New Hampshire on beautiful Lake Ogontz overlooking the White Mountains.
Christ Church offers a rare opportunity for children ages 8-18 to sing in the choir and learn to sing beautiful music every Sunday . The children sing with the adults each week with a "bird's eye view" from the gallery. Mr. Kent is always seeking new child singers to join this dedicated group of joyful volunteers.
Please consider joining the Choir for a musical and spiritual experience unlike any other.