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ing to the Lord a new song, sing to the Lord all the whole earth…
– Psalm 96:1

Christ Church Music is a renowned world-class RSCM-certified church music program. A model of the Anglican choral tradition with a rich history and global reach, we offer six active choirs, concerts, tours, and a vibrant teen scholar program. From enriching liturgy and worship, to supporting congregational services and training musicians, Christ Church Music creates community, develops excellence, serves as a resource for other parishes.

Striving to foster and strengthen a lifelong appreciation for music in children and adults, we offer abundant opportunities for singers, instrumentalists, and listeners to get involved. Generations of choristers have found friendship, fun, and a welcoming community through their involvement in the choirs of Christ Church Greenwich.

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Since 1934, the choirs of Christ Church Greenwich have been been home to hundreds of girls and boys, providing them with an intelligent appreciation of music and liturgy, and a safe place for friendships and fun. All are welcome; no previous musical experience or religious affiliation is necessary.

We look for a willingness to learn and a desire to work together to achieve common goals. We provide education in vocal technique and music theory, social activities (including sports and international trips), and a small monetary allowance. We very much look forward to you joining our community and sharing in the musical life of Christ Church Greenwich.

Some highlights:

2018 | Boy and girl choristers combined for a highly successful tour of England, where they spent a week singing services at Winchester Cathedral, as well as singing a beautiful evensong service at St. Paul's Cathedral. Read the blog and listen to tour recordings here.

2016 | The St. Cecilia Choir of Girls gave a stunning performance of Choral Evensong attended by several hundred organists and choir directors around the country (and beyond) as part of the Association of Anglican Musicians (AAM) National Conference. Listen here >

Christ Church St. Nicholas Choir, photo by Joanne Bouknight

St. Nicholas Choir

The St. Nicholas Choir is open to all boys and girls in Pre-K through 2nd Grade. The Choir sings once a month at the 9:15 am service -- generally on the first Sunday of the month.

Christ Church Choir of Men and Boys

Choir of Men & Boys

Founded in 1934, the Choir of Men and Boys serves as the principal choir for the 11:00am service each Sunday. The choir consists of boys from 2nd through 8th grade, professionals from the New York metropolitan area, and auditioned volunteers.

Christ Church St. Cecilia Girls

St. Cecilia Choir of Girls

The St. Cecilia Choir of Girls serves as the principal choir for the 9:15 am service each Sunday. The choir consists of girls from 3rd grade through high school seniors.

Christ Church Singers give liturgical performance.

Christ Church Singers

The Christ Church Singers consists of mixed auditioned adults and teens, with professionals from the New York metropolitan area. It provides music for the Choral Eucharist once a month, and sings at special services and concerts throughout the church year.

Christ Church Choir Easter Vigil, photo by Joanne Bouknight

Compline Choir

Comprised of volunteers, the Compline Choir provides a twenty-minute service of sung prayers on Sundays at 5:00 pm. When requested, and dependent upon availability, members of the choir also sing at graveside interment services.

Bell Choir

The Christ Church Bell Choir is well-known for its high standard of musicality. Performances are given throughout the year on Sundays, High & Holy Days, as well as special events and memorials.

What is the RSCM?

Christ Church Greenwich is affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) in America. The goal of the RSCM is to uplift the spiritual life of communities through high quality choral music. The RSCM provides musical education to singers through a structured vocal curriculum and summer music courses. It provides professional support to music directors by facilitating the exchange of knowledge and ideas. Through its efforts to raise the quality of choral music performance, the RSCM touches the lives of singers across the world.

Christ Church follows the Voice for Life curriculum in which choristers gain different colored ribbons by working towards different assessed levels of music theory, vocal technique and Christian understanding.

RSCM Choral Training
Wednesdays
5:30 - 6:00 pm
Thursdays
4:30 - 5:00 pm
Christ Church choristers also benefit from an annual choral course led by RSCM vocal coach Hilary Llystyn Jones - mentor and clinician to cathedral choirs in England.

Additional Information

Concerts and Recitals

Evensong Choir Tour 2012In addition to the normal pattern of choral services, the choirs of Christ Church Greenwich present several concerts through the course of the year. Often, these concerts afford the opportunity to sing with visiting choirs from around the United States and the world. Every two years, one of our choirs goes on a concert tour abroad. Past venues have included Exeter Cathedral, St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, and St. John’s College, Cambridge.

Fun and Fellowship

This active schedule of singing and performing is grounded in many opportunities for fun and fellowship together. Each summer, the boys and girls of our choirs spend a week at Choir Camp, receiving personalized voice training, taking part in daily rehearsals, and enjoying ample time for games and activities. Even after choristers graduate from the choir, the opportunity for fellowship continues through involvement in SATB, our Music Program Alumni Association.

Rehearsal Schedule

  • Children in PreK - grade 2

    Weekly Rehearsal
    Thursdays 3:45 - 4:25 pm (snack included)
    Worship Services
    First Sundays (of each month) 9:15 am Eucharist
    Click here to view calendar.
  • Boys & Girls in grade 2 & above who are new to the program

    Novice Boys' Weekly Rehearsal
    Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:30 pm (recreation time included)
    Novice Girls' Weekly Rehearsal
    Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm
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  • Grade 2 & above

    Required rehearsals (choose at least one)
    Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    Thursdays 5:00 - 6:00/7:30pm*
    (choir dinner 6:00 - 6:45 pm)
    Make-up rehearsals
    Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    Weekly Services
    Sundays 9:15 am or 11:00 am
    Holy Eucharist (preceded by an hour rehearsal)
    Monthly Evensong Services (choirs alternate)
    Sundays 5:00 pm
    Choral Evensong (preceded by a 3:30 pm rehearsal)
    *Boys will rehearse until 7:30 pm on the Thursdays before they are scheduled to sing with the Men on Sunday. Otherwise, rehearsal ends at 6:00 pm, followed by Choir Dinner, to which all are invited to stay. Click here to view calendar.
  • Grade 3 & above
    Required rehearsals (choose at least one)
    Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    Thursdays 5:00 - 6:00/7:30pm*
    (choir dinner 6:00 - 6:45 pm)
    Make-up rehearsals
    Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    Weekly Services
    Sundays 9:15 am or 11:00 am
    Holy Eucharist (preceded by an hour rehearsal)
    Monthly Evensong Services (choirs alternate)
    Sundays 5:00 pm
    Choral Evensong (preceded by a 3:30 pm rehearsal)
    *Girls will rehearse until 7:30 pm on the Thursdays before they are scheduled to sing with the Men on Sunday. Otherwise, rehearsal ends at 6:00 pm, followed by Choir Dinner, to which all are invited to stay. Click here to view calendar.
  • Teens & Adults

    Weekly Rehearsal
    Wednesdays 7:30 - 9:00 pm
    Worship Services (monthly)
    Sundays 9:15 am or 11:00 am
    Holy Eucharist (preceded by an hour rehearsal)
    or
    5:00 pm Choral Evensong (preceded by a 3:30 pm rehearsal)
    Click here to view calendar.
  • Weekly Rehearsal
    Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm
    Worship Services

    The Bell Choir plays at special services throughout the program year.
    Click here to view calendar.
  • Weekly Rehearsal
    Sundays 4:00 - 4:45 pm
    Weekly Worship
    Sundays 5:00 pm (Except when a special offering of Choral Evensong takes the place of Compline.)
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  • Weekly Rehearsal
    Thursdays 6:45 - 8:30 pm
    (preceded by by Choir Dinner, 6:00 - 6:45 pm)
    Worship Services (monthly)
    Sundays 9:15 am or 11:00 am
    Holy Eucharist (preceded by an hour rehearsal)
    or 5:00 pm Choral Evensong (preceded by a 3:30 pm rehearsal)
    Click here to view calendar.
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