<p>Worship Ministry</p>
Worship Ministry

Worship Ministry

Our Worship Team is a deeply committed community of vocal and instrumental musicians, plus 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 enjoy great fellowship!
 


Explore below to learn more about our Worship Ministry team!

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    Choir, Orchestra & Band

     

    Our Calvary Choir, Orchestra, Band, and Tech Team are comprised of Calvary members who serve on Sundays in our worship services. We sing and play a wide variety of musical styles and strive for excellence in all that we do (Colossians 3:23). We prepare each week during "Wednesday Worship," where we rehearse and grow together through prayer and rich community. 

    We accept new members in August and early September, then again in January. If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, a member of Calvary Church, have some skill in either vocal or instrumental music (orchestra or band), have a worshiping heart, and have a desire to serve in a dynamic worship team, we invite you to join us!

    "Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory,
        for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!" — Psalm 115:1


    Worship Ministry Office Contact: Christy Driscoll, 704.887.3687, cdriscoll@calvarychurch.com

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    Student Worship Ministry
    Choir, Band, & One Voice


    Student Worship Choir


    Our Student Worship Choir (grades 6–12) sings in worship services and special concerts throughout the year. All middle and high school students are welcome — no audition is needed. Come sing with us!

    Beginning September 11, students will rehearse on selected Sundays from 5:00–5:50 PM in the Choir Room. We will NOT meet every Sunday. Because we have a limited schedule, please attend every rehearsal!

    Register

    Fall 2022 rehearsals:

    • September 11 & 25
    • October 23
    • November 6
    • November 20 (Thanksgiving Service)
    • December 4 (Advent Organ Concert)

    Contacts: Chelsea Jones, 704.341.5435, cjones@calvarychurch.com & Christy Driscoll, 704.887.3687, cdriscoll@calvarychurch.com


    One Voice


    One Voice vocal ensemble (grades 10–12) is an auditioned group that sings as scheduled on Sundays in worship services and special concerts. Auditions will be held in August for the 2022–23 school year. 

    Interested in auditioning? Contact: Chelsea Jones, 704.341.5435, cjones@calvarychurch.com


    Student Worship Band


    Student Worship Band and Vocal Team (grades 9–12) lead worship for IGNITE on Wednesday nights. Auditions are conducted annually in the summer for this group.

    Contact: Benjamin Smith, 704.887.3698, bsmith@calvarychurch.com


     

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    Student Orchestra
    for 8th–12th graders

    Our Student Orchestra is for 8th–12th graders who have played an instrument for two or more years. We invite you to use your musical talent to glorify God in worship at Calvary. 

    For more details, please contact Chelsea Jones.


    Contact: Chelsea Jones, 704.341.5435, cjones@calvarychurch.com

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    Kids Choir
    Grades 1–5

    In Calvary Kids Choir, children in grades 1–5 learn to worship our great God while developing musical skills and knowledge of basic music theory and techniques. We sing in worship services and special concerts throughout the year.

    We rehearse during scheduled Sunday evening services at 6:00 PM. We will NOT meet every Sunday. Because we have a limited schedule, please plan to attend every rehearsal.

    Sign in at the kiosks to receive a nametag for your child. Children should attend the opening portion of the worship service with their parents. They will be dismissed to the Choir Room from the service. Kids Choir will use the "piano side" stairwell to get to the Choir Room.

    Please register below for the 2022–23 school year.

    • If you register after noon on Fridays, your child will not yet be entered into our kiosk attendance system for rehearsal that Sunday. Please allow time for "walk-in registration" when you arrive on Sunday evening. Thanks for understanding!
       

      Register 


     Fall 2022 rehearsals:

    • Sundays, September 11 & 25
    • Sunday, October 23
    • Sunday, November 6
    • Saturday, November 12
    • Sunday, November 20 (Thanksgiving Service)

    No Kids Choir on December 4. Please attend the Advent Organ Concert!

    • Wednesday, December 7
    • Friday, December 9 

    Contacts: Chelsea Jones, 704.341.5435, cjones@calvarychurch.com & Christy Driscoll, 704.887.3687, cdriscoll@calvarychurch.com

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    Wee Praisers
    Choir for Age 4 – Kindergarten

    Preschool children age 4 through Kindergarten are invited to join the Wee Praisers choir! We learn to sing and worship God while discovering basic music theory and techniques. We sing in worship services and special concerts throughout the year.  

    We rehearse during scheduled Sunday evening services at 6:00 PM. We will NOT meet every Sunday. Because we have a limited schedule, please plan to attend every rehearsal!

    Sign in at the kiosks to receive a nametag for your child. Children should attend the opening portion of the worship service with their parents. They will be dismissed to Lower Level 1 from the service. Wee Praisers will use the "organ side" stairwell to get to LL–1.

    Please register below for the 2022–23 school year. 

    • If you register after noon on Fridays, your child will not yet be entered into our kiosk attendance system for rehearsal that Sunday. Please allow time for "walk-in registration" when you arrive on Sunday evening. Thanks for understanding!
       

      Register

    Kids must be age 4 by 12/11/22 to join Wee Praisers.


    Fall 2022 rehearsals:

    • Sundays, September 11 & 25
    • Sunday, October 23
    • Sunday, November 6
    • Sunday, November 20 (Thanksgiving Service)
    • Sunday, December 4 for Wee Praisers only (Advent Organ Concert)
    • Friday, December 9

    Contacts: Julia Allison, jallison@calvarychurch.com & Christy Driscoll, 704.887.3687, cdriscoll@calvarychurch.com

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    Organ Concerts

    Thank you for your interest in our Calvary Grand Organ concerts!

    Our next event is the Advent Organ Concert on Sunday, December 4, at 6:00 PM. The concert is free and open to everyone. Afterward, we'll gather in the Galleria to light the Christmas tree and enjoy refreshments.

    The free Thursday morning concerts resume in January 2023 and often coordinate with our Senior Adult Luncheons.


    Replay the October 27 Concert —

    Organ Concerts On-Demand


    Check out our YouTube playlist for videos of recent organ concerts.

    CALVARY ORGAN CONCERTS

    Elizabeth Hildebrand has served as our organist at Calvary since 2009. She holds a Master of Music in Organ Performance from Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.


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

     

     

     

     

     

     


     



     

     

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    Tech Team
    Providing audio & video support
    Camera operators needed!
     

    It takes a great volunteer team of sound, lighting, and video technicians working together to produce our worship services and support the many ministry events throughout the week at Calvary.

    We need additional faithful technicians! We can train you to operate the audio consoles, operate cameras, run the video switcher, use presentation software, and run the lighting console. If you have an interest and aptitude in these areas, please contact us about current opportunities.


    Contact: Brian Harrison, 704.341.5463, bharrison@calvarychurch.com