Music at Christ Church
The Christ Church Choir, under the direction of the Rev. Kathryn Nichols, with Dr. Mark Brombaugh accompanying, enhances our worship with varied genres of choral music. We are comprised of dedicated singers who rehearse together most Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00, and sing for the 10:30 a.m. liturgy on Sundays from September to June, plus special liturgies. We are bound by a love of singing and church music, by the opportunity to offer our prayers and praises through music, and by the pleasure of companionship, good humor and support for each other.
Are you interested in singing with us? Enjoy laughing, making music together and polishing vocal techniques in the reverberant acoustic of our 1969 building, designed by award-winning architect, Paul Thiry. We create exquisite sounds in concert with our renowned Brombaugh pipe organ and various instrumentalists. Refresh your spiritual life by singing in our Choir, and discover a home away from home. Rehearsal CDs of individual voice parts are provided for home study, so rehearsal time can be used for refining the music, more than note learning. If a rehearsal is occasionally missed, people can still be prepared. This is a great way to participate in a friendly Tacoma community. Newcomers are welcome in all sections!
JOIN US! Email Kathryn and Mark if you would like to sing in the Christ Church Choir.
New singers with music skills and rehearsal time who are interested in joining choir are invited to have a conversation with the directors for information about the nature of this commitment.
2016-17 CHOIR SCHEDULE OVERVIEW
Rehearsals: Thursdays 7:30 -9:00 p.m. beginning September 8
Sunday Warm-up at 9:43 a.m. for 10:30 a.m. liturgy beginning September 11
Advent Lessons and Carols: December 11 at 5 p.m.
Christmas Eve Service: Saturday, December 24 at 10:30 p.m.
No Choir, Sunday December 25, January 1 or January 8
No rehearsals: December 29 or January 5
First rehearsal 2017: Thursday January 12
Ash Wednesday Service: March 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Lenten Evensong: March 19 at 5 p.m.
Palm Sunday, April 9
Holy Week Dress Rehearsal: Monday, April 10, 7:30 p.m.
Maundy Thursday Service: April 13, 7:30 p.m.
Easter Vigil: Saturday, April 15 at 8 p.m.
Easter: April 16
No rehearsal: Thursday, April 20
No Choir: Sunday April 23
Year-end Choir Party: Saturday, June 3, 4-7 p.m.
Pentecost and Final Choir Sunday for Summer: June 4