The Music and Community Arts Ministries are comprised of Christians of all ages, whose members express their faith through music and other arts in both regular Sunday worship services and special services and concerts throughout the year.

There are a variety of ways you can participate in the area of Music and Community Arts at Christ Church. Please explore our various ministry groups and decide how you want to get involved. Prior music experience is not necessary; we will teach the willing!

Adult Choirs

Singing is scientifically proven to be one of the healthiest things you can do. Singing is also one of the ways in which we are invited to join in God’s redemptive work in the world. The hymn writer Mel Bringle puts it this way: Sing a new world into being, sound a bold and hopeful theme. Find a tune for silent yearnings, lend your voice and dare to dream.

Festival Choir

If you love to sing and would dare to dream of God’s reign on earth as in heaven, then come and lend your voice with others as a part of the Festival Choir. This group of adult singers provides musical leadership in the 10:30 am Festival service. There is no audition or previous experience required as the choir is open to adults of all abilities

Director: DeAndre Johnson

Rehearses: Every Wednesday from 7-9pm in the Choir Room.

For more information, contact Pastor DeAndre Johnson at deandre@christchurchsl.org.

Chamber Choir

The Chamber Choir is dedicated to authentically presenting sacred music of the renaissance, baroque and classical periods, performing challenging classical choral repertoire for worship and special events throughout the year. For high school youth (age 15+), college students, and adults with some musical and technical skills, audition required.

Director: Kirsten Jordon

Sings: Periodically during worship and at special events.

Rehearses: Every Wednesday at 6 pm in the Sanctuary.

For more information and to schedule an audition contact Kirsten Jordon at kirstenj@christchurchsl.org.

Women’s Choir – Bella Voce

Director: Molly Ness

Sings: This chorus periodically provides music for 10:30 am Festival worship service and offers special programs for community outreach.

Rehearses: Every Wednesday from 6 – 6:45 pm in the Choir Room.

For more information, contact Molly Ness at mollyannness@hotmail.com.

Christ Church Worship Band

We believe that every musician and vocalist that serves on the team is a worship leader. The worship band uses their God-given talents, skills, and passions to lead the congregation in worship every Sunday morning during the 10:30 am Contemporary Worship Service.

If you or someone you know is interested in helping to lead contemporary worship, please contact our Director of Contemporary worship, GT Mangum at gtmangum@christchurchsl.org to set up a meeting.

Instrumental Ensembles

Psalm 150 encourages every instrument – trumpet, harp, tambourine, dancing, percussion, strings, pipe, cymbals, etc. – to praise God with joy! In other words, there is a place for you to find your instrument and join in worship with us!

Christ Church Ringers

This handbell choir welcomes both beginning and experienced ringers; a working knowledge of music is helpful but not necessary.

Director: Molly Ness

Plays: Periodically during worship services

Rehearses: Mondays from 6 – 8 pm in the Sanctuary

For more information, contact Molly Ness at mollyannness@hotmail.com.

Jubilation Ringers

This handbell choir is for experienced handbell ringers.

Director: Molly Ness

Plays: Periodically during 10:55 am Festival traditional worship services

Rehearses: Mondays from 7:15 – 8:15 pm in the Music Library

For more information, contact Molly Ness at mollyannness@hotmail.com.

Sacred Harp Ensemble

A celtic lever harp ensemble, its sacred music repertoire reflects varying levels of experience. New players are welcome! Instruction and musical scores are provided. Extra lap harps are on site for hands-on practice, and additional harps are available for rental.

Director: Molly Ness

Plays: Periodically during Worship Services

Rehearses: Mondays from 3 – 4:30 pm in the Music Library

For more information, contact Molly Ness at mollyannness@hotmail.com.

Instrumentalists

Do you play a band or orchestral instrument? In Psalm 150, the psalmist declares that every instrument – trumpets and flutes, stringed instruments and percussion – should praise the Lord “for his acts of power and surpassing greatness”. We are looking for people to play from time to time in worship services and for special events.

For more information, contact Pastor DeAndre Johnson at deandre@christchurchsl.org.

Community Arts

Community Arts is a ministry of Christ Church, Sugar Land that seeks to provide opportunities for students of all ages to discover and unlock their potential as artists of varied abilities and persons of good character. Through intentional partnerships with music educators within our local schools, we are committed to working for the common good of both the individual student and the greater community by offering quality and affordable classes that aide in artistic development while also supporting the educational goals of the school system.

To learn more about our Community Arts opportunities, visit their webpage.