Choirs

Musical Open House - September 21 & 28

Our choirs invite your participation and will hold an Open House during the month of September. Come to a choir rehearsal and check it out! Rehearsal for the St. Cecilia Choir (adults) is on Thursday, September 21 from 7 to 8:30 PM in Parish Hall A. The St. Nicholas Choir (grades K-2) rehearses on Thursdays, September 21 and 28 from 4:15 to 5 PM in the Chapel, and the St. Gregory Choir (grades 3-9) rehearses on those same dates from 4:30 to 5:30 PM, overlapping with the St. Nicholas Choir for 30 minutes. These choirs assist our congregation in worship, form bonds of affection between participants, and offer, especially for children of our parish, excellent musical instruction and camaraderie. Questions? Contact Bruce Barber (adults) or Nadine DiLorenzo.

St. Nicholas Choir

Children in Kindergarten through 2nd grades may join the St. Nicholas Choir.  The choir rehearses on Thursdays at 4:15 PM and sings for the 9:00 AM Church service on the first Sunday of every month and on special occasions such as the Christmas Pageant.  For more information, please contact Nadine DiLorenzo, Director, by filling out this contact form.

St. Gregory Choir

Children and youth in 3rd through 9th grades may join the St. Gregory Choir.  The choir rehearses on Thursdays at 4:30 PM (overlapping with the St. Nicholas Choir) and sings for the 9:00 AM service on the first Sunday of every month and an special occasions.  For more information, please contact Nadine DiLorenzo, Director, by filling out this contact form.

St. Cecilia Choir

Christ Church's volunteer choir sings at the 9:00 AM service on second, third, and fourth Sundays, on Christmas Day, and on other special occasions.  They rehearse two Thursday evenings each month.  All adult members of the congregation are invited to join.  For more information, please contact Bruce Barber, Director of Music, by filling out this contact form.

Christ Church Choir

There are reports of choirs and singing at Christ Church as early as 1851.  The Choir Fund was established at the time of the 1914 restoration of the church by the treasurer, Henry Francis du Pont, at which time, the Christ Church Choir became a fully professional ensemble. Today it is an 18-voice choir.  The Choir sings at the 11:00 AM service each Sunday during the program year and performs at many other services throughout the year.  For more information, please contact Bruce Barber, Director of Music, by filling out this contact form.

Christ Church Choir CDs Available

The Christ Church Choir has produced a number of CDs:

  • Christ, Mighty Savior, $15
  • A Festival of Lessons and Carols, $15
  • Pascha Nostrum, a 2-CD set of Tenebrae and Easter Music, $25
  • Lord, Open Thou Our Lips, choral works written for the Christ Church Choir and recorded as part of its 100th Anniversary
  • Duruflé Requiem (recorded in 1960), remastered in 2013
  • Favorite Anthems of Christ Church Christiana Hundred, (recorded in 1968), remastered in 2013

All are available for purchase in the parish office.