Music, under the leadership of Organist/Choirmaster Timothy L. Hall, is a vital expression of our worship at Christ Church. It has played an important role in the life of the church since The Reverend John Wesley (rector of Christ Church from 1736-1737) published one of the first English Hymnals in America at Christ Church in 1737. The Reverend Dr. F. Bland Tucker (rector of Christ Church from 1945-1967) served on the committees that put together both The Hymnal 1940 and our current hymnal, The Hymnal 1982. He also authored many hymns which are published in both editions. The organ is a Harrison and Harrison instrument from England and was installed in the church in 1973. Music remains an essential part of worship at Christ Church today.
Parish and Children’s Choir
Each Sunday, our Parish Choir offers musical support of our common worship at the 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharis and during special services throughout the year. Not only does the Choir provide meaningful Anthems and other special musical offerings, the Choir also offers support and depth for our congregational hymns throughout the service. The Choir is a community of care, support, and fellowship with regular social gatherings for the Choir members. Choir rehearsals are each Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. (Labor Day-Memorial Day) and on Sundays before the 10:30 a.m. service.
The Children’s choir, under the direction of Timothy Hall and Emily Burch, is for first through fifth grade. They sing on some Sunday mornings and at special services.
If you are interested in any of our music programs or in joining the choir, please call the Church office and ask for Timothy Hall, our Organist - Choirmaster. Contact the parish office or choirmaster for more information.
Along with supporting our weekly experience of worship, the Choir offers special seasonal music as well such as:
Advent Lessons and Carols
Christmas Eve Carols by Candlelight
Holy Week Services
Easter Anthems with guests The Savannah Brass
Historic Christ Church has wonderful acoustics and is regularly sought out as a venue for a wide variety of musical concerts Some examples of concerts we have hosted are:
Area School Choral concerts
Traveling youth and adult choirs
The Joy of Christmas: Carols for a Cause
Savannah Music Festival Events
Savannah Voice Festival Events