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MUSIC

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Psalm 100: 1-2

All of Central’s various music ministries are up and running for this fall and we have many exciting things coming your way! Check out the highlights below and you’ll see that there’s something for everyone! If you would like to participate in any of the following music ministries, please contact Danny Buckner at 704-487-6336.

Virtual Christmas Caroling!

Sunday, December 13th, 7 pm

Are you ready for a sleigh ride throughout the community, singing favorite Christmas songs and sharing Christmas cheer?  And how about ending the evening with a warm fire, surrounded by friends, drinking hot chocolate and eating homemade cookies?  Well, we are too!  BUT, needless to say our caroling adventures will look a little different this year…  Our music ministry is preparing a fun evening of singing and hope you will join us on Facebook Live on the 13th.  AND that’s not all – gift bags of hot chocolate, marshmallows and goodies will be available beginning Monday, December 7th.  You may receive your goodies: 1) by picking them up during office hours; 2) drive through the parking lot PAC entrance on Sunday, December 13th, 11am-12 pm; or 3) call the church office for delivery.

 

Butterfly and Sonshine Choirs

These choirs are open to any child 4yrs – 5th grade and meet each Wednesday 5-5:45pm.

 

 

Crossfire

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Crossfire is open to any 6th-12th grade youth and meets each Sunday 4:30-5:30pm. Crossfire is designed as a sacred choral experience exploring a variety of musical styles. If you’d like to hear The Light Before Christmas Program that they performed December 4th, it’s available here. In addition to the Christmas cantata, Crossfire offers music in worship on a monthly basis as well as special performances in our community.

 

 

Central Ringers

This is Central’s hand bell choir. The ensemble is comprised of eleven ringers ringing three octaves of hand bells and rehearses each Tuesday 7:00-8:15 pm. The ensemble offers music frequently in worship. Central Ringers joined other bell choirs from around North Carolina in participating in the State Bell Festival in February 2017. Their December 23, 2018 performance is available here.

 

Chancel Choir and Praise Ensemble

These are the primary worship leadership ensembles for Central. Both groups rehearse each Wednesday evening on the following schedule:

6:00pm – Chancel Choir
7:15pm – Praise Ensemble

Chancel Choir is a choral experience that offers a wide variety of sacred anthems ranging from traditional to contemporary.

Praise Ensemble is both an instrumental and vocal experience that includes traditional and contemporary hymns as well as praise and worship music. Both groups share the leadership of our weekly congregational music.

Adult Christmas Cantata

The 2018 Christmas cantata was Handel’s Messiah! This was a joint effort with Aldersgate United Methodist Church. You can hear the performance here with the program bulletin available here.