At Calvary, we have many musical opportunities for adults and children. We would enjoy adding YOU to our rehearsals! Come participate in worship with us!
Chancel Choir -- High School and Adult -- Meets Wednesday evenings at 7:30 in the Choir Room. This group leads our Traditional 11:00 Worship Service. Highly regarded, this group leads the congregation through the various settings of our ELW (Evangelical Lutheran Worship) and provides anthems that range from Bach or earlier to Rutter or newer classics. Annually, the Chancel Choir leads in seasonal services, sometimes combined with the Dove Ensemble in Lent and Advent, including a Christmas Celebration of Song.. All Sopranos, Altos, Tenors and Basses are encouraged to share their talents!
Dove Worship Team -- High School and Adult -- Meets in the Music Room with Renee on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Dove offers music at all 8:30 a.m. worship services and also at combined services, such as the Centennial service. The music is a blend of contemporary, folk, jazz, ballad rock, multicultural/world, and traditional. Dove uses singers, keyboard, guitar, flute, and percussion -- plus any other instrumentalists that would like to contribute!
Calvary Carillon -- High School and Adult -- Meets in the Music Room with Renee on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Carillon participates in worship four or five times per year, and also participates in the annual Capital Area Handbell Festival, held in Raleigh every November. We have four octaves of bells, and play music of varying degrees of musical difficulty. Reading music is recommended, but not mandatory. We currently have openings at the table!
Youth Band --High School (predominantly) and adult -- participates in monthly worship service for and by youth. Instruments include but are not limited to keyboard, guitar, drums, vocals...an exciting, dynamic group that shares their gifts and talents through today's contemporary Christian music.
Calvary Symphonic -- Practices are each 4:00 Sunday during the school year and twice per month in the summer - check the schedule - in the choir room. This is an instrumental group for both youth and adults, middle school and up. Instruments include your standard band instrument (flute, clarinet, trumpet, sax, trombone, tuba, etc.) as well as a keyboardist, but are not limited to these - even strings are welcome. If you have an instrument you haven't played in a while - consider joining us! Symphonic currently plays occasionally during worship services and on occasional special events. A great way to rediscover those musical gifts and share in multi-generational fellowship. Renee Friday leads this group.
And For Our Younger Members:
Cherub Choir -- for ages 2 to Kindergarten -- Meets in the parlor with Ms. Kristi on Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. Cherub choir sings in worship once per year, on Mother's Day!
Luther Choir -- Grades 1-5 -- Luther Choir is changing and YOU are invited to be a part. This choir is for all children in 1st through 5th grade. The music ♫ and fun ☺starts on Sunday, September 8th at 9:30 a.m. in the choir room. Ken Young will be helping us be Music Makers for God!! We look forward to seeing you then.
Calvary Chimes -- Grades 3-8 -- Meets in the Music Room with Ms. Renee on Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m. Calvary Chimes participate in worship three or four times per year.