MUSIC AT CHRIST CHURCH
"Speak to one another with the words of psalms, hymns and sacred songs;
sing hymns and psalms to the Lord with praise in your hearts." Ephesians 5:19
The people of Christ Episcopal Church embraced those words of St. Paul even as early as 1828 when the parish was chartered. As our parish begins its 188th year, the strong musical tradition continues with weekly Holy Eucharist services, as well as special services of Choral Evensong, Advent Lessons and Carols, Christmas, and Holy Week.
There are currently seven choirs at Christ Church. Choral training begins with Joyful Noise & Cherub Choir for children ages three through four, taught by Laurel Procter, Assistant Music Director. Music training continues for children in kindergarten (K5) through the second grade with the Saint Gregory Choir, also led by Mrs. Procter. The Saint Cecilia Singers, the most advanced children’s choir, is for those in grades three through five and is conducted by Mr. Doff Procter. Our choral program culminates with the Adult Choir which is open to singers later high school age and older with basic music-reading skills and is also directed by Mr. Doff Procter. All five choirs are accompanied by Dr. Scott Roberts. The 2 newest additions to our lineup are the Celebration Ringers, our handbell choir led by Alex Diaz, and the Christ Church Family Choir under the leadership of Doff Procter..
Christ Church has also provided a home for the Alabama Choir School since its founding in 1985. This non-profit, community organization for children’s choral music education consists of five choirs for children in grades K5 through twelve which meet Monday through Thursday afternoons each week. For more information about this program, please visit www.alachoirschool.org or call 205-758-0927 or 205-886-9855.
Doff Procter, Music Director
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Contact Doff Procter,
Director of Music
Assistant Music Director
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