Choirs and Traditional Music at Christ Church

As Music Director and Organist at Christ Church, I extend an invitation for you to be a member of the Chancel Choir or the Chancel Bells.   We rehearse Wednesdays at 6:45pm, and childcare is available.  We perform large works with orchestra on Palm Sunday and on Cantata Sunday in mid-December.  By following Jesus Christ, the Chancel Choir has grown from a mere dozen singers to over 30.  Adults and middle & high school youth are invited to join us. 

If you have younger children or youth in your family, CUMC offers opportunities for them, as well. Please see below for a description of the many musical opportunities at Christ Church.

Joy & Peace,  Dr. Daniel Steinert

Chancel Choir

Choose among two rehearsal dates & choose the service (9:45 or 11:00 am) at which you’d like to sing.  We rehearse as one choir on Wed. nights at 6:45 pm in the sanctuary starting in September through May.  However, if anyone is unable to attend the Wed. evening rehearsal, you may come to the Disciple Room @ 8:45am on Sunday to rehearse for the 9:45 service.  Or, if you choose to sing at the 11:00 am service, please join us at 10:30 am in the Music Room to rehearse for that service.  Childcare is available.  Chancel Choir is open to adults and 6-12th graders.

Chancel Bells

The Chancel Bells ring out the Good News at Christ Church, rehearsing on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary from September through May.  Ninth-graders through adults are welcome to join us.  Childcare is provided.  Thanks to designated music donations, octave expansions of both the 3 octaves of Malmark handbells and 2 octaves of tone chimes were dedicated to the glory of God on October 17, 2010.  This will better equip our talented groups for a wider range of ministry, both in the worship setting and in concerts at Christ Church and in the greater Chapel Hill/Carrboro community.

Instrumentalists and Vocal Soloists

If you are interested in vocal or instrumental solos or would like to play your instrument in an ensemble setting, please contact me regarding your potential music ministry at Christ Church ( ). 

Children's Choir & Chimes

This group rehearses each Wednesday afternoon in Ascension Hall, 4:45-5:30 pm, from September through mid-May. Children learn worship and music fundamentals, hymnology and anthems, rhythm and note-reading, and how to ring chimes.  They sing and ring in worship several times throughout the year and at area nursing homes as part of sharing their music ministry with the community.  New this year:  K-2nd graders and 3rd-5th graders will warm up together and then will divide into two groups to sing age appropriate music.

Summer Opportunity for Children:  Kids, you won't want to miss C-CAMP (Christ Community Acting and Music Program) which will be held in August, 2014.  For more information and a registration form, click here.

Youth Handbells 

We are forming a youth handbell group for students in grades 6-12.  Rehearsals will be Wednesday, 5:00-5:30 pm in the Choir Room.  Ring, damp, mart., mallet, lift, and tremolo bells of all sizes, or learn to ring 4-in-hand (2-in-each-hand).  No prior ringing experience needed. Email questions or save your spot by contacting Daniel Steinert: ; 969-8820, x211.