Christ Church, Elbow Park holds music to be of enormous worth in worship.
You will experience a large range of hymnody, mass settings, anthems and
service music, and the people of the parish are adept at learning new
tunes, texts and refrains. Our service music values the Anglican tradition,
honouring beloved, established music as well as more recent compositions
Consisting of a remarkable group of twenty-plus singers, the Choir of
Christ Church provides excellent musical leadership for our worship. Members
of the choir share a love of traditional Anglican music, including hymns
and psalms, anthems, motets and contemporary pieces such as the work of
John Rutter. Most members have prior choral singing experience and some
ability to read music. Several times a year they sing the traditional
service of Choral Evensong in which the sensitivity of their psalm singing
has been praised. The Choir rehearses regularly on Thursday nights, and
gathers for a half-hour warm-up on Sundays before the 10:30am service.
Not infrequently, Thursday evening also include additional fellowship,
a pub night or other community building. To get involved in our music,
please contact our Director of Music, Margaret Newman.
Church Junior Choir
Our senior choir is supported by the young singers of our junior choir.
Many of our senior singers discovered their love of choral singing in
our junior choir, which supported them in a life of music and worship
as part of the senior choir. The junior choir rehearses on Saturday mornings.
Most Sundays throughout the year, the junior choir provides leadership
by offering music while communion is received. If you are interested in
making singing a part of your young person's liife, please contact our
Director of Music, Margaret Newman.
the Arts in Worship and in Community
Christ Church is a proud supporter of music and the arts, and has a strong
partnership with many organizations in Calgary. As an excellent venue
for performance, we host many concerts for certain organizations at far
below our costs as as strong partner in celebrating the worth of music
Christ Church is pleased to offer a service of Choral Evensong on special
occasions throughout the year, usually on a 4th Sunday afternoon at 4:30pm.
You are welcome to worship with us in this time-honoured way of glorifying
God in Christ. We also encourage you to take part in the evensongs offered
at our Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, usually the 3rd Sunday fo the
"Change-Ringing" is a rare and wonderful art: these are the
only bells of their kind in the province: in fact, the only octave of
bells of their kind between Ontario and British Columbia. The bells are
part of the regular music of the parish, calling the community to worship,
reminding the community that the parish church prays for the well-being
of everyone - member or not - in the community, and that the church works
faithfully to give thanks to God for over 100 years of the serving in
ringers rehearse on Friday evenings, and the bells are rung Sundays for
a half hour before the 10:30 Eucharist, at special occasions such as weddings,
and are part of the musical crowning of high feasts such as Easter, Christmas
and literally ringing in each New Year.
and new ringers are both welcome.
More About Our Bells...
Lund, Bell Tower Captain
Church Choir singing at Westminster Abbey
Church Choir singing at home!
Lund, Bell Tower Captain
John Bouz, Affiliate
Organist and Director of Music