Christ Church was founded in 1825 and throughout its lasting heritage it has enjoyed music of the highest quality through its liturgies and worship. Our musical offerings Christ Church provide a wide range of eras from Renaissance and Tudor motets to traditional Anglican choral pieces as well as new compositions by present-day composers. In the rear gallery of the Nave is housed a 38-rank pipe organ installed by C.B. Fisk of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Equally appreciated and varied literature is performed regularly in concerts, but most importantly provides leadership and accompaniment which enhances our worship offerings. Inscribed on the façade of the organ case are the words “Glory to God in the Highest” and so we give thanks and praise through our music, liturgy, and prayers remembering it is all for the Glory of God. For more information about the Fisk organ, including all the organs throughout the history of Christ Church, click here.
We are blessed at Christ Church to have such a vibrant and active music program. The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) curriculum and training course has provided a great foundation for our Choristers and Novice choirs. The Christ Church Choir is a 30-voice choir which serves as the primary choir for the 11 o’clock Eucharist. In addition to their weekly liturgical offerings, they also sing for Choral Evensong several times per year as well as the annual Advent Lessons and Carols service.
Music at Christ Church is thriving! It is an essential element to our worship and parish life. Whether it is the quietest chant, or most triumphant anthem, music can do what ordinary words remain powerless to do: it reaches deep into our soul and moves us.