<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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    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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    Organ Concerts
    Selected Thursday at 11:00 AM
    Upcoming on September 24

     

    Our fall season of Calvary Grand Organ concerts opens on Thursday, September 24 at 11:00–11:30 AM. We hope you'll join us wonderful music and a special time of worship and praise to God!

    For the safety of everyone, we ask that you wear a mask and practice social distancing as you arrive at Calvary, inside the building, during the concert, and as you depart. Please join us only if you are healthy and don't have a fever. Thank you!

    Upcoming concert dates:
    September 24
    October 22
    November 19


    "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


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

     

     

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    Student Worship Ministry
    Choir, Band, & One Voice
    Paused at this time

    Student Worship Choir


    UPDATE: Our fall 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!


    This 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 Worship Band and Vocal Team (grades 8–12) lead worship for IGNITE on Wednesday nights. The One Voice vocal ensemble (grades 9–12) sings occasionally on Sundays in the Sanctuary and special concerts. During the school year, the band/vocal team meet regularly on Wednesdays to rehearse prior to IGNITE, and One Voice rehearses on Sunday afternoons. These are auditioned groups.


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

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    Children's Worship Choirs
    Sunday evenings, 6:00–7:15 PM
    Paused at this time

    UPDATE: Our fall season of Children's Worship Choirs 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!


    Children's Worship Choir is a joyful and fun experience for kids!

    Choirs meet on Sunday evenings during the school year, September through May. Kids (age 4–5th grade) 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)

    Joyful Praise Children’s Choir: Grades 1–5
    Sundays, 6:00–7:15 PM, Choir Room


    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.


    Contact: Chelsea Hathaway, 704.341.5435, chathaway@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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    Songs of Hope @HOME
    Spring Worship Concert
    Click to watch again!

    Thank you for joining us for a virtual evening of worship, which featured songs of hope shared from home by members of our Calvary Worship Ministry! 

    If you would like to watch it again, the video is posted below.


    This world is not what it was meant to be
    All this pain, all this suffering
    There's a better place waiting for me
    In Heaven
    Every tear will be wiped away
    Every sorrow and sin erased
    We'll dance on seas of amazing grace
    In Heaven
    In Heaven
    I'm goin' home
    Where the streets are golden
    Every chain is broken
    Oh I wanna go
    Oh I wanna go
    Home
    Where every fear is gone
    I'm in your open arms
    Where I belong
    Home

    — Songwriters: Chris Tomlin / Ed Cash / Jason Ingram / Jonas Carl Gustaf Myrin | Home lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc


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