Adult Music Ministry

Our Music Ministry is committed to connecting all persons to the Creator through the gift of music. It's a place to connect in an authentic community while growing in your relationship with God through the beauty of music.

Vocal Choirs

Chancel Choir

Chancel Choir is a group of adults who enjoy singing together to assist in creating a musical presence for worship services at Christ Church and beyond. All musical skill levels are welcome. Their repertoire is always changing, but currently includes traditional-style anthems from Mozart & Bach, heart-wrenching selections from Rene Clausen, as well as lively versions of gospel tunes from Moses Hogan.


Wednesdays (August-early June) |  7:30 to 9 pm 


Chapel Choir

This group is especially designed for those who love to sing but are unable to make the time investment needed for Chancel Choir. The Chapel Choir sings for worship periodically with rehearsal immediately preceding that service in the Choir Room.


Handbell Ensembles

Jubilate Ringers

This choir is for adults whose schedule strictly permits daytime rehearsal. This choir plays regularly for Sunday worship, special services and also in the community. 

Tuesdays | 9:00 to 10:30 am | Room 133


Carillon Ringers

The Carillon Ringers Adult Handbell Choir is currently comprised of 12 members who ring for Sunday morning worship on a regular basis. This choir also rings for Christ Church Christmas concerts and in the community for other churches and civic organizations.

Mondays | 7:30 to 9 pm | Room 133


Celebration Ringers

A choir for adults who are only available in the evenings.

Mondays | 6:15 to 7:15 pm | Room 133


Instrumental Ensembles

Worship and Concerts

We have many opportunities for instrumentalists to participate in worship leadership and would love to have you. Our ensembles are a beautiful addition to our Sunday morning worship experiences and to our Sanctuary Series concerts. From woodwinds to percussionists, all are welcome.


Sanctuary Concert Series

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 96:9

Sanctuary Series is dedicated to furthering the mission and vision of Christ Church United Methodist through music. The events are free and open to the public with an offering collected to bless worthy organizations in our communities. Through sacred music, Sanctuary Series invites its patrons to “worship God in the beauty of holiness” (Psalm 96:9) and strengthen their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Up Next: Dr. Shawn Dawson Organ Recital

Come hear the brilliant sounds of the Brown Memorial Organ in a concert given by Dr. Shawn Dawson, Associate Director of Music Ministries. The evening will include a special appearance by the Chancel Choir, hymn singing, and organ masterworks that will utilize the 3150 pipes to worship God through the beauty of music.

View 2022-2023 Series



  • The ensembles of Christ Church are diverse communities of people who are united by their love of Christ and their love of music. By making music together, we grow in relationship with one another, learn to trust one another, see the value in one another, and share in many adventures that build lifelong memories.
  • No music experience is necessary! We want everyone who has a passion for music to be a part of our Music Ministry. Adults of all ages are encouraged to join. You can serve in our Chancel Choir, which has nearly 150 volunteers, one of our handbell groups, or we can help you discover your musical gifts.


  • At Christ Church, we believe that the Lord reveals himself to us through the music we make and helps us grow in our relationship with him and with each other. Therefore, the rehearsal process is more than just a means to an end; it is where we grow in our faith as well. In addition to working on music for worship services and special events, time is spent in rehearsal sharing joys and concerns, prayer, devotion, laughter, stories, tears, and fun. Christ Church prides itself on excellence in music, but that excellence never supersedes our calling to be faithful to the Lord and to be instruments of his peace.
  • Like all the ministries of Christ Church, service is of high importance to our music ministry. Our Sanctuary Series partners with a local non-profit organization for each concert in its season in order to raise awareness and call for donations. This results in tens of thousands of dollars being given away to these worthy organizations every year. Our high schoolers commence a summer tour every year to perform and serve at rescue missions, soup kitchens, recovery centers, and shelters. Other ensembles routinely perform at community events and collaborate with other churches on performances. 

Volunteer Needs

  • All the ensembles of Christ Church are 100% volunteer and open to everyone. No experience necessary, no audition required. Anyone who is interested in making music to praise the Lord will find a place in the music ministry of Christ Church! 

  • There are ways to help the music ministry beyond music, such as ushering for concerts, setting up for events, etc. Just as importantly, people can support the ministry through their prayers. 

Contact to Volunteer

Music Ministry Staff

Shawn Dawson

Associate Director of Music Ministries

office: 502-882-9690