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 Music Director, Rick Osborne and Contemporary Worship Leader, Sam Guillermo, CCPC offers worship music that ranges from the most beloved traditional hymns to current contemporary Christian music.
The Contemporary Worship Service Team uses acoustic and electric guitar, percussion and synthesizer to accompany praise songs. The Praise Team, comprised of adults and young people, provides contemporary music for the blended worship service. The team currently meets every other Thursday evening, to practice and record these songs. Any teen or adult who loves singing contemporary Christian music is encouraged to come join us. Contact Sam G. if you are interested in this musical team.
The Celebration Choir offers young people and adults the opportunity to sing God’s praise through choral music of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Arrangements of a number of popular contemporary selections are also performed. An enthusiastic desire to sing to the Lord is all that is required of choir members.
CCPC’s adult 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. Clinquant currently rehearses on Wednesday evenings in the sanctuary.
The CCPC Children’s Choir began in September 2018. Our youngest singers present a number of special musical offerings during both worship services and occasionally join forces with the Celebration Choir at Christmas and during Holy Week. COVID-19 forced the choir into an inactive status. It hopes to restart soon.
The CCPC Children’s Bell Choir began in September 2018. Our youngest ringers perform several times a year at both services and other special events. The choir currently practices on Sunday mornings, 11-11:30 a.m., September through May.
The recorder ensemble began in March, 2019, but assumed "inactive" status in March 2020, when COVID-19 hit. When active, this newest musical group rehearses for fifteen minutes immediately following the 11:00 a.m. worship service. This ensemble is eager to accept new members.
Talented members and friends of CCPC who are instrumentalists also are featured during worship services in special preludes, offertories and anthems throughout the year.