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Choir Recognition Sunday

All Are Welcome

Our only requirements for potential choristers are a willingness to learn and a desire to work together to achieve common goals.

From weekly celebrations of the Holy Eucharist to monthly Evensongs to the solemn annual liturgies of Christmas Eve and Easter Vigil, the choirs of Christ Church Greenwich play a central role in this parish’s rich life of worship. While services and liturgies are conducted according to the Episcopal Church’s Book of Common Prayer, singers of all backgrounds and faith traditions participate in our choirs. Our only requirements for potential choristers are a willingness to learn and a desire to work together to achieve common goals.

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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

The regular weekly rehearsal schedule for our various choirs is outlined below.

  • 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

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  • 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)

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  • Weekly Rehearsal
    Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 pm

    Worship Services

    The Bell Choir plays at special services throughout the program year.

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  • 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)

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  • 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.

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