Music is a vital part of worship here at Christ the Redeemer. Musicians of all ages and experience levels give glory to God by making a joyful noise to the Lord in the Divine Service. Below are brief descriptions of some of the various ensembles that comprise the music ministry at CTR and information on when each group meets to rehearse. Please contact Jacob Drengler, jacob.drengler@ctrtulsa.org for further details.

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Agapé Ringers: Middle school students-Adults – Mondays, 7:30 PM
This handbell ensemble provides music during worship services throughout the Church year. A variety of handbell literature, including hymn settings, classical transcriptions, original bell compositions, and choral accompaniments, are utilized. Prior ringing experience is not necessary, although some music reading ability is helpful. Basic training in ringing technique will be provided for anyone new to handbells. New members are welcome at any time!

Peace Choir: K-5th Grade students – Wednesdays, 5:30 PM
This children’s choir meets on Wednesday evenings during CTR-U and during the Sunday school hour on alternating Sunday mornings. During rehearsals, the children are introduced to a wide variety of Christian music. In addition to singing, the students often incorporate chimes and various world percussion instruments as they explore sacred music from many backgrounds. Through participation in this ensemble, children also learn about the liturgy, the Church year, and how to be active participants in worship services.
 

Praise Ringers: High school students – Wednesdays, 6:00 PM
This handbell ensemble for high school students rehearses on Wednesday evenings during CTR-U. The students learn to play a wide variety of progressively more challenging handbell repertoire in a variety of styles utilizing the full gamut of ringing techniques.

Sanctuary Choir: High school students-Adults – Wednesdays, 7:00 PM
The Sanctuary Choir sings in worship services regularly throughout the Church year. This choir supports and enriches the congregational singing of hymns, psalms, and the liturgy. They also provide musical offerings, drawing from the rich heritage of sacred choral music from the Christian church around the world and throughout the centuries. No prior choral experience is necessary. We would love to have you sing with us!

Chamber Singers: Adults – Sundays, 2:30 PM
This advanced vocal ensemble emphasizes the singing of choral music in a small ensemble of 4-8 singers. The Chamber Singers contribute music to worship approximately once a month. A wide variety of choral music, from the Renaissance to modern compositions, are explored. If you are interested in singing with this ensemble, please speak with Jacob.
 
Instrumentalists: Middle school students-Adults – Rehearsals scheduled as needed
Instrumentalists provide musical leadership in our worship services throughout the year. Musical contributions by soloists or small ensembles include instrumental pieces, choral accompaniments, and supporting congregational singing through inventive hymn settings. Brass, woodwind, string, keyboard, and percussion players are all welcome!
 
“Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.”  – Psalm 96:1