MUSIC

“Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord” Eph. 5:19

The Sanctuary Choir

Led by Dr. Mark Carlisle, our talented choir sings every Sunday, September through May. New members are always welcome! Rehearsals happen on Sunday mornings at 8:45. If you enjoy singing, please just come up to the sanctuary and join us!

The picture to the right comes from our 2019 Christmas cantata, one of two annual presentations with support from local instrumentalists.

Please note: due to COVID-19 cautions we do not yet know when we will resume presenting our choir.

Congregational singing

Led by the choir and organ, we usually sing 3 hymns each Sunday. Our hymnals span music from the earliest days of the church though the 20th century. We usually stand for hymns–the bulletin is marked with the places to stand for singing and other liturgy during service.

Please note: due to COVID-19 cautions we do not know when we will resume congregational singing and responses.

Other Choirs

In addition to the sanctuary choir, our children’s choir rehearses during the Sunday School time and sings from time to time during worship. Our acapella men’s chorus “High Ground” rehearses after church every other Sunday and sings on special occasions.

Our Organist

Our very talented organist, Steve McCullough, provides accompaniment to the choir and congregation, a prelude before each service, a postlude afterwards, and other liturgical elements.  Many of our attendees remain seated to listen through his postludes before joining our Fellowship time.

Our Instruments

Central is fortunate to enjoy two wonderful sanctuary instruments: A 4-manual Johannus Rembrandt organ and a Steinway grand piano, both generous gifts. (Other pianos and keyboards are placed in the building to support Sunday School and other music programs.)

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