Music at Christ Church is central to our parish history and identity as Christ followers and worshipers. Following the biblical model, we use our talents and resources to provide a musically relevant context in which to praise and pray to God in song. Our parish life is also enhanced by opportunities to attend and participate in special music and fellowship events.
The Adult Choir leads worship at the 11:00 AM Sunday services, as well as special services such as weddings, memorial services, the Good Friday "Way of the Cross" service, All Saints’ Sunday, and Lessons & Carols. They rehearse on Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM, upstairs in the choir room.
If you wish to participate in the music program in any way, please contact the music director, Josh Benninger at 210-736-3132.
Calling all Children: Sing your way into Heaven on Wednesdays!!
Children and teens are a vital part of the music program at Christ Church. By joining one of our fine children’s choirs, your child will learn Scripture and God’s character through music. Many “graduated” Christ Church choir members, now in their late twenties, still remember the words to songs they sang while in Mini Singers and Junior Singers—words of lasting value. Singing Scripture as a youngster sets it in your heart for all times. So, set aside those Wednesday afternoons for your child to learn God’s word through song—it could make an eternal difference!
There are many opportunities available for youth to praise God through song and music making. Whether as a soloist or support singer/player, youth between ages 4 and 18 are invited to grow in their service to God and His church. Through the texts of songs, they are invited to increase their knowledge of Him; through meaningful worship participation opportunities, they are encouraged to offer their talents to Him; through rehearsals and outreach performances, youth enjoy community with one another as they learn lifelong skills in music.
Choral opportunities exist throughout the school year, with three choirs divided according to age:
Kindergarten and grades 1-2: Wednesdays, 4:30-5:15 PM
Mini Singers expand their knowledge of music and singing while learning to work as a group for the glory of God. We sing two to three times a semester during worship.
Grades 3-6: Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 PM
These children continue to grow in their knowledge of music, instrument playing, and vocal technique. This group sings in worship monthly, joins the Adult Choir and orchestra for Lessons and Carols in December and enjoys additional outreach and community-building opportunities.
Emphasizing growth in spiritual, as well as musical areas, these singers stand as a group or may join the Adult Choir and Junior Singers as worship services dictate. Rehearsals are scheduled around specific performances.
For more information on children choirs and opportunities, contact Charissa Fenton.
*Photo by Jim Berg