Choir, Orchestra & Band
Serving in worship services
Our Worship Team is a deeply committed community of vocal and instrumental musicians, and sound and video technicians who love worshiping God and serving together. Our purpose is to help Calvary worship in an inspiring and meaningful way — plus, we have a lot of fun!
Explore below to learn more about our Worship Team and Worship Ministries!
Choir, Orchestra & Band
Our Calvary Choir, Orchestra, Band, and Tech Team are made up of Calvary members of all ages who serve on Sundays in our worship services. We prepare each week during "Wednesday Worship" where we rehearse and grow together through prayer and rich community. Extensive musical experience is not required, just a heart for Christ-centered, God-glorifying worship.
New members are accepted in September and in January. Training is provided for all tech team roles.
Email Christy Driscoll at email@example.com to learn more about Worship Ministries and how you can get involved.
Student Worship Ministry
Choir, Band, & One Voice
Schedule your audition now!
Auditions for Student Worship Band
June 14–15 in CLC 1400
Are you a rising 9th–12th grader who plays an instrument, sings, or helps run tech? Do you have a desire to serve your student ministry group and Calvary Church with your gifts? Do you want to learn more about worship leadership and deepen your walk with Christ? This is the opportunity for you!
Schedule your 30-minute audition on either June 14 or 15 at one of the time slots. Once you have registered, you'll be emailed a link to the resources you'll need to prepare.
Student Worship Choir
Student Worship Choir is currently on summer break.
Our Student Worship Choir (grades 6–12) rehearses on Sundays from 5:00–5:45 PM in the Choir Room, September through May. They participate in worship services and special concerts throughout the year. All middle and high school students are welcome — no audition or registration is needed. Come sing with us!
Student Worship Band & One Voice
The Student Worship Band and Vocal Team (grades 9–12) lead worship for High School REGROUP on Wednesday nights. The One Voice vocal ensemble (grades 9–12) sings occasionally on Sundays in the Sanctuary and in special concerts. Rehearsals are called as needed. These are auditioned groups.
Contact: Chelsea Hathaway, 704.341.5435, firstname.lastname@example.org
Calvary Kids Music Camp
July 12–16 & July 26–30
Camp Weeks: July 12–16 or July 26–30
We are SO excited for our Calvary Kids Music Camp this summer!
Students currently in 1st–7th grades (rising 2nd–8th graders in August) will learn an entire Gospel-centered musical in just one week. Camp activities include singing, acting, dancing, painting, ukuleles, hand-bells, and SO MUCH MORE! We'll record the production as a movie, and on Friday evening, campers and their families will gather for the movie premiere!
We’re offering TWO WEEKS of the SAME MUSIC CAMP, so choose the week that works best for you.
- Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
- Kids must attend each day of camp to be fully prepared to participate in the movie premiere!
- Drop-off and pick-up will be in the Calvary Life Center. Check-in starts at 8:35 AM.
- Temperature checks will be conducted each morning, and masks will be required!
Red Carpet Movie Premiere
- Friday, July 16 or July 30 at 7:00 PM — We'll watch the movie of our musical production in the Sanctuary.
- Campers and their families are invited to attend. It's fun for all ages!
Cost: $75 per student or $175 max per family
Contact: Chelsea Hathaway, 704.341.5435, email@example.com
Ages 4 through 5th grade
Thank you for your interest in our Children's Choirs! We offer exciting music programs for ages 4 through 5th grade. Children learn to worship our great God while developing musical skills and knowledge of basic music theory and techniques.
Soon we'll announce our schedule for rehearsals. Registration will open in August for the 2021–22 school year. We look forward to having your child join us!
- Wee Praisers: Ages 4 – Kindergarten
- Joyful Praise Children’s Choir: Grades 1–5
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Selected Thursday mornings
We invite you to join us monthly (September – May) for a concert on the Calvary Grand Organ. Enjoy the magnificent music with organist Elizabeth Hildebrand and devotions shared by one of our pastors. These events are free, and everyone is welcome.
We'll post our Fall 2021 schedule here soon. Please check back for details!
Contact: Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, firstname.lastname@example.org
Organ Concerts On-Demand
Check out our YouTube playlist for videos of all our recent concerts at the Calvary Grand Organ.
Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!" — Psalm 150
Elizabeth Hildebrand has served as our organist at Calvary Church since 2009. She holds a master's of music in organ performance from Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.
Providing audio & video support
It takes a great volunteer team of sound, lighting, and video technicians working together to produce our worship services and support the many events at Calvary.
If you have skill or aptitude in sound, lighting, or video, this is a great opportunity to serve!
For more information, contact Brian Harrison, 704.341.5463, email@example.com
Voices in Praise
Choral ministry to seniors
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This ladies' ensemble ministers on a monthly basis to our shut-ins at home and those in elder care facilities around Charlotte.
Interested in serving with this ministry? For more information, contact Ruth Durie, 704.843.3681, firstname.lastname@example.org.