Music at CCPC

Psalm 100 proclaims that we are to “make a joyful noise unto the Lord!”

The gift of music has been a vital part of worship since the early church; at Christian Community Presbyterian Church, we firmly believe this gift can be expressed in a myriad of ways. Under the direction of Organist and Choir Director, Rick Osborne and Contemporary Worship Leader, Sam Guillermo, CCPC offers worship music that ranges from the most beloved traditional anthems and hymns to current contemporary Christian music.

The Contemporary Worship Service Team uses acoustic and electric guitar, percussion and keyboard to accompany praise songs. The team is comprised of adults and young people, and provides musical direction for the 9:00 a.m. service each Sunday. Any teen or adult who loves singing contemporary sacred music is encouraged to come join us.

 The Celebration Choir offers young people and adults the opportunity to sing God’s praise through music spanning the great church literature of the past 400 years, including today's contemporary selections. An enthusiastic desire to sing to the Lord is all that is required of choir members.

CCPC’s bell choir, Clinquant, offers a wide variety of special music throughout the year, especially at Christmas and Easter. Clinquant often performs with the vocal choir to further enhance worship at CCPC, and is always accepting new ringers.

The CCPC Children’s Choir will begin in September 2018. This choir will rehearse at the beginning of Sunday School each week. Our youngest singers will present a number of special musical offerings during worship services in the coming months and will join forces with the Celebration Choir in early December.

A number of talented members and friends of CCPC who are instrumentalists also are featured during worship services in special preludes, offertories and anthems.

The Contemporary Worship Team rehearses Thursday evenings at 7 pm. The Celebration Choir rehearses Wednesday evenings at 7 pm, September through June. Clinquant practices Thursday evenings at 7 pm, September through May. The Summer Choir meets at 9:15 before Sunday morning worship, and is a great place to try your voice in a more informal setting. Our Children’s Choir rehearses 10:00-10:15 Sunday mornings immediately prior to Sunday School, September through May.


There's a place for you to share your musical gifts at CCPC and gain fellowship, inspiration, and a renewed sense of connection with your Christian faith. For more information, contact Organist and Choir Director Rick Osborne or Contemporary Worship leader, Sam Guillermo.

Special Music Events

***2019 Concert Series***

Sundays at 4:00 p.m. A reception will follow the performances

 

Sunday, March 3, 2019: Nolan King, pianist

Mr. King will present a program including masterworks by

Bach, Beethoven, Debussy and Liszt.

 

Sunday, April 7, 2019: Gwendolyn Briley-Strand, actress

"Harriet Tubman: God’s Chosen One”

Nationally acclaimed actress Ms. Briley-Strand will present the life and

adventures of Harriet Tubman traveling the Underground Railroad.

 

Sunday, May 5, 2019: Wesley Parrott, organist

Mr. Parrott, organist of Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral and winner of

several national organ competitions, will present a varied program.

 

Sunday, October 6, 2019: Csilla Lakatos, cellist,

Maureen Cannon, flutist, Rick Osborne, keyboard

The trio will present works by Handel, Massenet, Mozart and Rachmaninoff.

 

Sunday, November 3, 2019: Bayfield Brass Quintet

The quintet and organist, Rick Osborne, will present

a program of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque.

 

Sunday, December 8, 2019: Celtic Bay & Mary Fitzgerald, harpist

The trio and harpist, Mary Fitzgerald, will present a program of seasonal

music on the great highland pipes, small Scottish pipes, percussion and harp.

 

 

For further information, please call 301-262-6008, or email: ccpcmusic@verizon.net