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Sundays
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
(with hymns, no choir)

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

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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 grace our doors.  After a very long hiatus of closed doors for 18 months due to the world-wide corona virus pandemic, it is with great joy that we may once again profess our Christian faith through congregational and choral singing.  Our graded choir program offers abundant opportunities for students in grades K-12 and for adults who are musically inclined. This year we celebrate the 10th season of Music at Christ Church Andover featuring our choirs and soloists, two FISK organs, a Steinway grand piano, and guest artists.

    Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands; serve the Lord with gladness
    and come before his presence with a song. (Psalm 100:1)

Click here for our brochure for the tenth season (2021-22) of Music at Christ Church Andover

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. 20.
 

Music at Christ Church Andover 2021-2022

Advent Lessons & Carols
Sunday, November 28, 2021
The First Sunday in Advent

Advent Lessons & Carols Service at 5:00 p.m.

Sung by the Parish Choir, Schola, and St. Cecilia Choristers
Barbara Bruns, Conductor and Organist


Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
Holiday Concert

Performed at Christ Church by New England Classical Singers
David Hodgkins, Artistic Director

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. Proof of vaccination or a negative test against COVID-19 and mask wearing required.


Friday, December 24, 2021 - Christmas Eve Services
Check back by this page closer to the date for details on service times.

Jeremy Bruns
Saturday, January 29, 2022
Organ Recital on Opus 137 at 4:00 p.m.

Jeremy Bruns, Organist



Sunday, February 6, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.
Concert by Andover Choral Society

Michael Driscoll, Conductor



Continuo OrganSunday, March 20, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
Choral Evensong

Sung by the Parish Choir
Harpsichord and Portativ organ recital at 4:30 p.m.
by Frances Conover Fitch, Music Director, St. John's Episcopal Church, Beverly Farms, MA



April 10 - April 17, 2022 - Holy Week & Easter Services
Check back by this website for schedule of services


Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 3 p.m.
Concert by Essex Chamber Music Players
Michael Finegold, Artistic Director
Click here for concert and ticket information.


Parish Choir 11-5-17 (best2)Sunday, May 22, 2022
Organ Recital on Opus 137 at 4:30 p.m.

Cathy Meyer, Organist
Choral Evensong at 5:00 p.m.
Sung by the St. Cecilia Choristers, Schola, and Parish Choir of Christ Church
Barbara Bruns, Conductor


Convivium Musicum 2016Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 4 pm
Concert by Convivium Musicum
Boston-based Renaissance Choir
Michael Barrett, Conductor
Click here to read about the program and for ticket information.

Choirs

Angel Choir
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
The children build a music foundation through singing and playing musical games.  Rehearsals are on Thursday afternoons from 4:00-4:45 pm. The children sing at the Christmas Eve and Easter services and occasionally at the 10 am service.
 

St. Cecilia Choristers
Grades 3 - 8
Any boy or girl with an unchanged voice is welcome! This is a wonderful opportunity for children not only to gain a knowledge and love of music but also to develop their self-esteem and confidence.  Rehearsals are Thursday afternoons from 4:30-5:30 pm. A variety of music including psalms and hymns from the Anglican tradition as well as spirituals, jazz, classical, and newly commissioned works are learned.  The choristers sing monthly at the 10:00 am service and also at Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve, Palm Sunday, Easter, Pentecost and special services, festivals and concerts with choristers from other churches.


Schola
Grades 6 - 8
This is a select group of experienced young singers with unchanged voices. Rehearsals are on Thursday afternoons from 5:30-6:30. Sacred music from the Renaissance to contemporary genres are prepared for Sunday morning worship services, Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve, Palm Sunday, Easter, Pentecost, choral evensongs, and choir festivals.


Parish Choir
Adults and High School Singers

Volunteer adults of all ages and experienced high school singers rehearse Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:00 p.m.  The Parish Choir sings at all 10:00 am services and many special evening services from September through mid-June.  In addition, the choir has frequent collaborations with other local choirs for services, concerts, and choral evensongs.  Newly commissioned works, the standard Anglican repertoire, and large choral works with orchestral accompaniment give singers a wide variety of challenging music to learn and to ultimately express our Christian faith, giving glory to God.


Bell Choir
Adults and High School Students

A minimum of eight ringers are needed to form a bell choir.  Rehearsals are on Tuesday afternoons from 5:30-6:30 pm beginning date TBD.


For further information or to become involved in the Music Ministry at Christ Church, please contact Barbara Bruns, Minister of Music at Christ Church, either by e-mail or phone 978-475-0529, ext. 20.
 

Click to read about Barbara Bruns, our Minister of Music, and Anney Barrett and Michael Barrett, our soloists and section leaders. Read More
Click to read about our two FISK organs and Steinway grand piano. Read More