The Choral Anthem: Jesus Calls Us – June 30th, 2013
Make a Joyful Noise unto the Lord … Psalm 100
The Music Program at Church of the Nativity is diverse, creative and grounded in the Anglican heritage of music in the Episcopal Church. Music is a important part of worship in the Episcopal tradition and we express our faith through the celebration of singing.
The Nativity Music Program is both welcoming to those who enjoy music and to highly skilled musician. The central mission of the Music Program is to support the regular liturgy of the parish. In addition we support many liturgical events outside our primary Eucharist celebrations. These have become a traditional part of the worship life at Nativity and also reach out to other parishes and the community.
Adult Vocal Choir
Nativity’s Adult choir sings at the 10:30 am service and on special occasions during the year. We welcome everyone who likes to sing. During the year the choir rehearses at 7 pm on Thursday evening and 9:15 am Sunday morning. Please see Waltye Rasulala, choir-master, if you are interested in singing in the choir.
The Nativity handbells meet on Tuesday evening during the year to practice the art of English handbell ringing. The handbells play in worship services for special occasions. Nativity has five octaves of Malmark handbells and three octaves of chimes. Please contact Ruth Brown, director, if you are interested in ringing handbells.
Children’s Vocal Choir
Nativity’s children occasionally sing during services and on special occasions.
The organ at Church of the Nativity is the Opus 115 of the Andover Organ Company, Methuen, Massachusetts. The organ was designed with characteristics of instruments typical of small English parishes [more…]
We are glad to use a variety of instruments to enhance the music in our worship services. On several occasions throughout the year, we assemble a band to accompany the singing. If you play an instrument and would like to play, please see Waltye Rasulala, choirmaster.
We are also blessed to have parishioners who are professionally trained instrumentalists, including members of the North Carolina Symphony. From time to time they share their talents with us.
Spirituality in the Arts
Church of the Nativity began hosting its arts series, Spirituality in the Arts, in 2004. Throughout the year, the series features performance arts, readings, lecture and visual arts. We seek to glorify God and inspire our souls through the interpretation of the arts in a sacred way. For more information, go to the Spirituality in the Arts page.