Sacred Music & The Choir
Classical Sacred Music & The Choir of Christ the Redeemer
A full-time organist and choirmaster directs the Choir of Christ the Redeemer and brings a wide breadth of the classical sacred music tradition into our worship (at 11 a.m. and in special services). The choir’s outstanding repertoire runs the gamut from Bach to spirituals to original settings of service music, and includes classical sacred pieces sung in a variety of languages (with translations). There are Choral Evensongs five times a year, a Requiem on All Souls’, and a Service of Lessons and Carols in Advent. Holy Week features Tenebrae and the 3-part ongoing liturgy of the Triduum (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil).
One of the joys of CTR is the enthusiastic participation of the people in singing. Our reputation as a “singing” church is due in no small part to our choirmaster’s skill in selecting and playing hymns and service music.