Worship Ministries

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!

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    Choir, Orchestra & Band

    The Calvary Choir, Orchestra, and Band serve most Sunday mornings in the worship service. They prepare each week during “Wednesday Worship,” where we rehearse and grow as musicians, and deepen our relationships with God and each other through prayer and rich fellowship. Each participant is a follower of Jesus Christ, a member of Calvary Church, has some musical skill, and a heartfelt desire to worship God. We accept new members in January and August/September.

    Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays from 6:30–8:15 PM in the Choir Room and Sanctuary.

    For more information, contact Pastor Tim Hathaway, thathaway@calvarychurch.com or Christy Driscoll, 704.887.3687, cdriscoll@calvarychurch.com.

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    Student Worship Ministry
    Choir, Band, & One Voice

    Student Worship Band & One Voice 
    Calvary students are invited to participate in our worship band/vocal team and One Voice vocal ensemble. The Worship Band/Vocal Team (grades 8–12) lead worship for IGNITE on Wednesday nights, and One Voice (grades 9–12) sings occasionally on Sundays in the sanctuary. During the school year, the band/vocal team meet regularly on Wednesdays to rehearse prior to IGNITE, and One Voice rehearses on Sunday afternoons.

    Student Worship Choir
    This choir (grades 6–12) rehearses on Sunday at 5:00–5:45 PM in the Choir Room, September 10 through May. They participate in worship services and special concerts. All middle and high school students are welcome — no audition or registration is needed!

    Contact: Chelsea Hathaway, 704.341.5435, chathaway@calvarychurch.com

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    Children’s Worship Choirs
    Age 4 – 5th grade

    For kids ages 4 through 5th grade, the joy and energy of participating in Children's Worship Choirs is electrifying! Choirs meet on Sunday evenings during the school year, September 10 through May 20. Kids sing praise and worship music and participate in fun games and activities with their friends. They learn basic music theory and grow to love the Lord through worshiping Him. Children share their music in worship services and events throughout the year.

    Wee Praisers: Ages 4 – Kindergarten
    Sundays, 6:00–7:15 PM, LL1 (Lower Level 1, next to the Choir Room)
    Children go down RIGHT side sanctuary stairs (organ side)

    Joyful Praise Children’s Choir: Grades 1–5
    Sundays, 6:00–7:15 PM, Choir Room
    Children go down LEFT side sanctuary stairs (piano side)

    Children are dismissed from Sunday evening service at 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary for rehearsal. Parents pick up children from their assigned rooms immediately after the service.

    Looking for information about summer music camp? Click here

    Contact: Chelsea Hathaway, 704.341.5435, chathaway@calvarychurch.com

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    Calvary Kids Music Camp
    July 16–20 & July 30–August 3
    Welcome & schedule details

    Calvary Kids Music Camp 2018

    Two Great Weeks: July 16–20 & July 30–August 3

    Campers (2nd–8th graders) will learn an entire Gospel-centered musical, participate in a variety of music and worship electives, and have tons of fun with us this summer! You'll be amazed at what your kids can achieve in just one week! Camp includes singing, acting, choreography, playing instruments, painting, and more. The grand finale is a Friday evening performance for family and friends!

    Thank you for your enthusiastic support of Calvary Kids Music Camp! Registration is complete and the waitlist is full. If you are on the waitlist and a spot becomes available, we will contact you!

    2018 Camp Details

    We are VERY excited to welcome all of our music campers July 16–20 for our first camp! Here are some important details as you prepare:

    Camp Daily Schedule:

    • 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM, Monday–Friday
    • It's important that kids attend every day of camp to be fully prepared to participate in the musical performance on Friday evening!
    • Lunch |  Each child should bring a packed lunch to camp every day.

    Daily drop-off and pick-up are in the Calvary Life Center.

    • Check-in opens at 8:45 AM. Pick-up is promptly at 2:30 PM. Thank you!

    Musical Finale Performance

    • Our finale performance will be Friday, July 20 at 7:00 PM in the Crown Room (Calvary 3rd floor). ALL campers are expected to participate. Family and friends are invited to attend!
    • For the performance, campers should wear denim jeans and camp T-shirt.

    Special Sunday Choir Performance

    • On Sunday, August 5, all our Music Camp kids will sing together in the 9:45 AM worship service at Calvary. Mark your calendar — more details to come.

    IMPORTANT: If for some reason your child(ren) cannot attend camp and must cancel, please notify us ASAP so we can fill your child's spot. Refunds are offered through Wednesday, July 11.

    Contact: Chelsea Hathaway, 704.341.5435, chathaway@calvarychurch.com

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    Organ Concerts
    On summer break through August

    Join us for a concert on the Calvary Grand Organ one Thursday morning each month at 11:00–11:30 AM, September through May. These free concerts are open to everyone! They are often held on the same date as our Senior Adult Luncheons. The schedule is subject to change, but updates will be noted here.

    After our May luncheon, our monthly organ concerts will be on summer break until September! Thank you for joining us during the season, and we're looking forward to resuming in the fall.

    In the meantime, worship with us on Sunday mornings or evenings! Full details here.

    Contact: Christy Driscoll, 704.887.3687, cdriscoll@calvarychurch.com



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    Tech Team

    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 serve!

    For more information, contact Brian Harrison, 704.341.5463, bharrison@calvarychurch.com

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    Voices in Praise

    This ladies' ensemble ministers to those in elder care facilities around Charlotte. Programs are presented two Saturday mornings each month. Rehearsals are in the Rea Room on Mondays from 7:00-9:00 PM.

    For more information, contact Ruth Durie, 704.843.3681, rrdurie@wbt.org.