Musician in Residence

One of the great blessings at Christ Church is the Letty Downs Musician in Residence Program. The program began in 1983 and brings a world-renowned musician to Christ Church each year. 

For the 2017-18 Season, we are pleased to announce that the Christ Church Choir will be the Musicians in Residence at Bristol Cathedral and Westminster Abbey, August 14-25, 2018, singing daily Choral Evensong and the Sunday Eucharist. Bruce Barber, Director of Music, will lead the choir in their residency, while our Rector, Ruth Beresford, will lead the choral pilgrimage for up to 45 additional travelers to accompany the Christ Church Choir. To learn more about the choral pilgrimage and choir residency, click here.

Become a Choir Sponsor

This is an exciting opportunity for Christ Church and her Choir. Two levels of sponsorship are available—Archangel at $500 per person and Angel at $250 per person—and your gift is fully tax-deductible. To support the choir with a gift, click here.

American choirs travel to England each and every summer to cover vacancies left by resident cathedral choirs who are on holiday in July and August. In each case, these choirs need funding support, as well as their own participation in funding, to make this kind of trip possible.

Sponsor Party - April 14

As a way of thanking you for becoming a Choir Sponsor as an Angel or Archangel, you will be invited to a Sponsor Celebration party at the home of Linda and Steve Boyden, 7 Old Barley Mill Road in Wilmington on Saturday, April 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. The Choir will be there and will offer performances throughout the evening. Cocktail attire is requested, and valet parking is provided. To reserve your spot at the party, become a Choir Sponsor today! Please reply by April 2. And above all, thank you for your support!