Music at Christ Lutheran
A graded choral program forms the core of our music ministry. Deeply rooted in Holy Scripture, the choirs, beginning with pre-kindergarten, utilize the hymns and songs of the church to learn Holy Scripture, to teach the elements of music, and to encourage, lead, and inspire all as they become active leaders and full participants in the worship life at Christ Church.
Luther referred to music as “the handmaiden of theology” and, to that end, our music always seeks as its primary goal the glorification of God.
Hymn Festivals: Raising our voice in song
Keyboard and vocal concerts utilizing the piano, harpsichord and organ.
Concerts are followed by a wonderful reception. Please join us!
Please note these events for the concert series! Please check frequently with Todd Davis or the concert series bulletin board outside the choir room as dates and times are subject to change. Concerts are followed by a wonderful reception.
The Sanctuary Series will continue in 2019, with exciting concerts by young and aspiring musicians, concerts of complete sets of works by various composers, and many more.
Please keep watch for fliers posted around the church, e-mail invites, and other publicity. These are fun events, with wonderful times of fellowship following the performances. You can become a regular supporter of the Sanctuary Series with your tax-deductible donation. Please prayerfully consider this opportunity to support at any level of giving. Your name will be displayed in programs as a special supporter of the Sanctuary Series. You will also receive advance information for all upcoming concerts and programs
Christ Lutheran Church has a unique place in the history of America’s organ building. First commissioning David Tannenberg, Christ Lutheran had one of the only 35 Tannenberg organs ever made.
The will of Barbara Schmidt, dated January 7, 1795, bequeathed…”that part of the money arising from the sale of my Estate be applied as follows: part thereof towards purchasing an organ for said Congregation….” Sometime between the death of Barbara Schmidt in 1798 and 1803, Christ Church commissioned David Tannenberg, famous American organ builder of Lititz , PA to build the organ specified in the widow’s Will.