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8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
(spoken service)

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
(with full choir, hymns)

7:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayer

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Our church, restrooms and meeting space are handicap accessible.

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Music at Christ Church

Christ Church has a rich tradition of excellent music, enhancing the experience of worship for all who are here. Our diverse program offers abundant opportunities to exercise their talent for those who are musically inclined. There are five choirs for singers and bell ringers as well as opportunities for instrumentalists to play during our worship services.  Monthly Evensong, Taize, or Lessons and Carols services are held at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoons, and several special music concerts are planned for 2013-14.  Our brochure for the third season (2014-15) of Music at Christ Church Andover is available by clicking here. For further information or to become involved in the Music Ministry at Christ Church, please contact Barbara Bruns, Minister of Music at 978-475-0529, Ext. 14.

Parish Choir for adults and high school singers, Schola for grades 6-12, St. Cecilia Choristers for grades 3-8, Angel Choir for grades K-2, Bell Choir for adults and grades 9-12 Read More
Music at Christ Church Andover 2014-2015

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - A Celebration of New Beginnings at 3:00 p.m.
A Concert to welcome to Andover 
The Rev. Michael Hodges, new Rector of Christ Church and
The Rev. Dana Allen Walsh, new Pastor of South Church
Featuring Humperdinck’s Seven Goats Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs
Marcus DeLoach, Baritone
Performed by combined children, youth, & adult choirs of Christ Church, South Church & The Young Opera Company of New England
Laura Weiss & Marie Stultz, Conductors
Reiko Okamoto & Barbara Bruns, Organists
Gala Reception at 4:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall

Sunday, November 9, 2014
All Souls Service in Hamilton-Wenham at 6:00 p.m.

Combined choirs of Christ Church, Andover and Christ Church, Hamilton-Wenham

Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem
John Russell, Music Director
Barbara Bruns, Organist

Sunday, November 30, 2014 - Advent I
Organ Recital at 4:30 p.m. - Carolyn Skelton & John Skelton, organists
Advent Lessons & Carols Service at 5:00 p.m.

Our annual candlelight Service of Advent Lessons and Carols will be sung by the Parish Choir and St. Cecilia Choristers. A reception follows in the Parish Hall.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve Services

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Saturday, January 10, 2015
Saturday Night at the Silent Movies  at 7:00 p.m.

"Peter Pan" with Organ Improvisation by Peter Krasinski

Richard GivenPhilip Swanson(2)Saturday, January 31, 2015
Organ & Brass Concert at 7:00 p.m.
Barbara Bruns, organ
Richard Given, trumpet
Philip Swanson, trombone
The program includes works by Purcell, J.S. Bach, Hovhaness, Rachmaninoff, Alain, Vierne, and Tomasi. A newly released CD of brass and organ music featuring the Christ Church organ and two other Fisk organs - Old West Church, Boston and St. John's Church, Gloucester - will be available for purchase at $15 a copy. 
Tickets at the door - $15 / $10 students & seniors, maximum of $35/family. A reception to greet the artists will follow in the Parish Hall.

Sunday, March 15, 2015 (rescheduled from February 8)
Seventh Annual Treble Choirs Festival at 4:00 p.m.

The combined treble choirs of Christ Church, Andover, All Saints’ Church, Chelmsford, and the Cape Ann Choir School sing Evensong under the direction of Barbara Bruns, Maggie Marshall, and Mark Nelson.  A reception in the Parish Hall follows the service.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 (rescheduled from March 1)
Choral Evensong at 5:00 p.m.
Herbert Howells' Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Collegium Regale)
Maurice Duruflé’s
Combined Choirs of Christ Church, Andover & Christ Church, Hamilton-Wenham
Anney Barrett, mezzo-soprano
Kate Jensik, cello

John Russell, Music Director
Barbara Bruns, Organist

March 29 - April 5, 2015 - Holy Week & Easter Services
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Reiko OkamotoSaturday, April 25, 2015 (rescheduled from March 1)
Organ Recital at 7:00 p.m. - Reiko Okamoto, Organist
Reiko, who is from Yamanashi, Ko-fu, Japan, has served as Organ Scholar at Christ Church, Andover for the past two years. She will be returning to Japan in June with her husband, Takeshi, who is currently enrolled in an MBA program at MIT.  Reiko holds a Master of Music degree in organ from Musashino Academy of Music and a Diploma in Organ Performance from Ferris University where she studied organ with Hatsumi Miura.  Her recital program will include works by J. S. Bach, Tunder, Buxtehude, Sakamoto, Alain, and Duruflé.  Tickets are $15/$10 students & seniors.  Reception to follow in the Parish Hall.

Convivium Musicum at Christ Church (cropped)Sunday, May 3, 2015
Convivium Musicum Concert at 4 p.m.
Boston-based Renaissance Choir of 20 singers
Michael Barrett, Conductor

A special program designed by Convivium’s founder, Joel van Lennep, featuring the music of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, the most famous Dutch composer of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Tickets $20/$12 students, seniors, limited income - Free admission for children under 18
Reception to follow in the Parish Hall
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Friday, May 29, 2015
50th Anniversary Celebration of John Skelton at 8:00 p.m.

Andrew Scanlon & Jacob Street, Organists
John Skelton served as Organist-Choirmaster at Christ Church, Andover in the 1960’s and has been Organ Professor to countless students over the past 50 years.  Two of his outstanding students, Andrew Scanlon & Jacob Street, are highly acclaimed concert organists and will perform an organ recital in John’s honor.  Tickets are $15/$10 students & seniors. A Gala Reception follows the recital in the Parish Hall.