<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 and opportunities to participate!

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    Choir, Orchestra & Band

    Our Calvary choir, orchestra, and band 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. We prepare each week during "Wednesday Worship," where we rehearse at 6:30–8:00 PM (September through May) and grow together through prayer and community. 

    We accept new members in January and September. 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 the desire to serve in a dynamic worship team, we invite you to contact us!

    • Interested in serving with us? Contact Christy to arrange a rehearsal visit on a Wednesday to begin the process.

    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: Christy Pressley, 704.887.3687, cpressley@calvarychurch.com

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    Student Worship Ministry
    Choir, Band, One Voice, & Orchestra
     


    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!

    Students will rehearse in the Choir Room on selected Sunday afternoons from 5:00 to 5:50 PM prior to the evening services.

    Contacts: Chelsea Jones, 704.341.5435, cjones@calvarychurch.com, Julia Allison, 704.341.5430, jallison@calvarychurch.com, or Christy Pressley, 704.887.3687, cpressley@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.  

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


    Student Worship Band


    Student Worship Band and Vocal Team (grades 8–12) lead worship for IGNITE on Wednesday nights, September–May. If you play an instrument or sing and have the desire to help lead your peers in worship, consider joining our team!

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


    Student Orchestra


    Our Student Orchestra is for students (grades 8–12) 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.


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

     

     

     

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    Kids Choir
    Grades 1–5

    NextGen Choirs are now on Summer Break — join us in September for the new season!

    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.


    Contacts: Chelsea Jones, 704.341.5435, cjones@calvarychurch.com & Christy Pressley, 704.887.3687, cpressley@calvarychurch.com

     

     

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    Wee Praisers
    Choir for Age 4 – Kindergarten

    NextGen Choirs are now on Summer Break — join us in September for the new season!

    Preschool children age four (by 12/10/24) 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. Then, they will be dismissed to Lower Level 1 from the service. Wee Praisers will use the "organ side" stairwell to get to LL–1.


    Contacts: Julia Allison, jallison@calvarychurch.com & Christy Pressley, 704.887.3687, cpressley@calvarychurch.com

     

     

     

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    Organ Concert
    Thank you for joining us
    Watch Again!

    Thank you for your interest in the Calvary Grand Organ concert series. We invite you to enjoy classics, hymns, and favorite arrangements presented by Calvary organist Elizabeth Hildebrand, along with a brief devotional by Pastor Jim Pile. The concerts are free, and everyone is welcome.

    The Thursday morning concerts are at 11:00 AM; dates coordinate with our Senior Adult Luncheon schedule. 

    Upcoming 2024 concerts:

    • Fall 2024

    May 23 Organ Concert — Watch again!

    Organ Concerts On-Demand

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

    CALVARY ORGAN CONCERTS

    Elizabeth Hildebrand has been the 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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    Calvary Kids Music Camp
    Week 1: July 15–19
    Week 2: July 29 – August 2
    Join the Waitlist

    Camp Week 1: July 15–19 (FULL)
    Camp Week 2: July 29 – August 2 (FULL)

    We are SO excited about our Calvary Kids Music Camp this summer! 

    Music Camp is for kids in 2nd–8th grades for the upcoming 2024–25 school year. Campers will learn and perform an entire Gospel-centered musical in just one week. Activities include singing, acting, choreography, art activities, and more! Then, campers will present a live stage performance of the musical for family and friends on Friday evening!

    We’re offering TWO WEEKS of the SAME MUSIC CAMP 

    Camp Schedule

    • Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM–12:30 PM
    • Kids must attend each day of camp to prepare to participate in the live performance.
    • Drop-off and pick-up will be in the Calvary Life Center. Check-in starts at 8:45 AM.

    Live Musical Performance

    • Friday, July 19 or August 2 | 7:00 PM, Crown Room (3rd Floor). Campers arrive at 6:30 PM. 
    • Family and friends are invited to attend the live performance. It’s fun for all ages!

    Camp Registration 

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

    Registration for both weeks is now FULL. You may join the waitlist below:

    REGISTER for WaitList


    Volunteer Opportunities

    Are you interested in serving at one or both of our camps this summer? We need great volunteers (high school age through adults) to help make music camp a success!

    If you love the Lord Jesus and have a heart for kids, we encourage you to serve. Once you register, our Music Camp Team will contact you with more details.

    CAMP VOLUNTEER application


    Questions? Contact: Music Camp Leaders, 704.887.3687, 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 ministry events throughout the week at Calvary. 

    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

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    Worship Ministry Recordings
    CDs & more
     

    Calvary Worship CDs

    The Calvary Choir and Orchestra have recorded two live worship CDs: Worship at Calvary and Unending Songs. Both CDs are available for purchase in the Word Room, and Unending Songs is also available here on iTunes.


    Our NextGen Worship Coordinator, Chelsea Hathaway, has released her first worship CD, Restored, featuring her own music and lyrics. Get it in the Word Room bookstore.