“Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord” Eph. 5:19
The Sanctuary Choir:
Led by Dr. Mark Carlisle, our talented 20+ member choir sings every Sunday, September through May. New members are always welcome; rehearsals are on Sunday mornings at 8:45. If you enjoy singing, please just come up to the sanctuary and join us!
Led by the choir and organ, we usually sing 3 hymns each Sunday. Our hymnals span music from the earliest days of the church though the 20th century. We usually stand for hymns–the bulletin is marked with the places to stand for singing and other liturgy during service.
In addition to the sanctuary choir, we have two others. Our children’s choir rehearses during the Sunday School time and sings once a month during worship. Our a capella men’s chorus “High Ground” rehearses after church every other Sunday and sings on special occasions.
Our very talented organist, Steve McCullough, provide accompaniment to the choir and congregation, a 15 minute prelude before each service and many other liturgical elements.
Central is fortunate to enjoy two wonderful sanctuary instruments: A 4-manual Johannus Rembrandt organ and a Steinway grand piano, both generous gifts. (Other pianos and keyboards are placed in the building to support Sunday School and other music programs.)