<p>Worship Ministries</p>
Worship Ministries

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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    Outdoor Worship Night
    Sunday, May 16, at 7:00 PM
    On the soccer fields!

    Join us for a special evening of worship out on the soccer fields on Sunday, May 16, at 7:00 PM. The Calvary Worship Team and Band will lead us in songs of praise and worship to our great God. We'll have lyrics sheets so everyone can join in. 

    Bring your whole family, and invite your friends and neighbors. Don't forget a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on the fields. Plus, we'll enjoy a fun, free, sweet treat!

    Rain moves the event into the Sanctuary.


    Contacts: Pastor Timothy Hathaway, thathaway@calvarychurch.com, Chelsea Hathaway, chathaway@calvarychurch.comChristy Driscoll, 704.887.3687, cdriscoll@calvarychurch.com

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    Organ Concerts
    Thursday, May 27
    Sanctuary & via Livestream
     

    We invite you to join us monthly 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. Please review our Gathering Checklist — we wear masks and social distance at all on-campus gatherings.

    Upcoming concert:

    • Thursday, May 27 at 10:00 AM

    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.

    Contact: Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com


    April Organ Concert on-demand with organist Elizabeth Hildebrand —

    APRIL CONCERT PROGRAM


    "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

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    Choir, Orchestra & Band
    Serving in worship services
     

    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 cdriscoll@calvarychurch.com to learn more about Worship Ministries and how you can get involved.

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    Student Worship Ministry
    Choir, Band, & One Voice

    Student Worship Choir

    UPDATE: Our 2021 season for Student Worship Choir is currently on pause until further notice. We continue to monitor the COVID–19 situation and look forward to resuming our normal schedule as soon as possible. Please check back for details!

    Our Student Worship Choir (grades 6–12) rehearses on Sundays at 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 8–12) 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, chathaway@calvarychurch.com

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    Children's Choir
    Ages 4 through 5th grade
     

    Thank you for your interest in our Children's Choir program! We offer an exciting program with one combined choir for ages 4 through 5th grade.

    We meet in-person each month for rehearsals and/or events from fall through spring in the Calvary Life Center. We'll send registered students all the details by email, including a link to the music you can download and learn at home.

    Registration will open again in September for the 2021–22 school year. We look forward to having you join us!

    • Wee Praisers: Ages 4 – Kindergarten 
    • Joyful Praise Children’s Choir: Grades 1–5

    Contact: Chelsea Hathaway, 704.341.5435, chathaway@calvarychurch.com or Christy Driscoll, 704.887.3687, cdriscoll@calvarychurch.com

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    Calvary Kids Music Camp
    July 12–16 & July 26–30
    Register now!

    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. 


    Camp Schedule

    • 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!

    Camp Registration

    Cost:  $75 per student or $175 max per family

    REGISTER for week 1

    REGISTER for week 2


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

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    Tech Team
    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, bharrison@calvarychurch.com

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    Voices in Praise
    Choral ministry to seniors
    Paused at this time
     

    UPDATE: Our fall season of music ministry is currently on pause until further notice. We continue to monitor the COVID–19 situation and look forward to resuming our normal schedule as soon as possible. Please check back for details!


    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, ruth_durie@wycliffe.org.