<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
    Welcoming new members in January!

     

    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 the desire to serve in a dynamic worship team, we invite you to join us!

    • Interested in joining the choir? Contact Christy in the Worship Ministry office to schedule a Wednesday rehearsal from 6:30–8:00 PM now!

    "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 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. Please register below and come sing with us!

    Students will rehearse on selected Sunday afternoons from 5:00–5:50 PM in the Choir Room. Because we have a limited schedule, please attend every rehearsal!

    Register

    Winter/Spring 2023 rehearsals:

    • Sunday, January 15
    • Sunday, January 29
    • Sunday, February 5
    • Sunday, February 19
    • Sunday, February 26
    • Sunday, March 12
    • Sunday, March 26
    • Sunday, April 16
    • Sunday, April 30

    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.  

    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
    February 19 performance

    Calling all 8th–12th graders who play an orchestra instrument and have played for two or more years! We are putting together a Student Orchestra to play on Sunday, February 19 during the morning worship service.

    • Rehearsal: 
      Wednesday, February 15
      5:00–6:15 PM, Sanctuary
       
    • Worship Service:
      Sunday, February 19 
      9:45 AM, Sanctuary

    Sign up by contacting: 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 


    Winter/Spring 2023 rehearsals:

    • Sunday, January 15
    • Sunday, January 29
    • Sunday, February 5
    • Sunday, February 19
    • Sunday, February 26
    • Sunday, March 12
    • Sunday, March 26
    • Sunday, April 16
    • Sunday, April 30

    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.


    Winter/Spring 2023 rehearsals:

    • Sunday, January 15
    • Sunday, January 29
    • Sunday, February 5
    • Sunday, February 19
    • Sunday, February 26
    • Sunday, March 12
    • Sunday, March 26
    • Sunday, April 16
    • Sunday, April 30

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

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    Organ Concerts
    Thursday, February 23 at 11:00 AM

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

    Be sure to join us for the next concert on Thursday, February 23, at 11:00 AM. The concerts are free and open to everyone!

    Watch again, or share with a friend!
    January 26 Organ Concert


    Upcoming 2023 Concerts:

    • March 30
    • April 27
    • May 25

    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