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Christ Church Frederica, St. Simons Island, GA
Christ Church Frederica

Music at Christ Church Frederica

Easter The Choir 2014Building upon a long-standing Anglican tradition of excellence in music and liturgy, we provide musical opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Sharing God’s gift of music is an integral way Christ Church Frederica seeks to enrich the spiritual lives of our parishioners and the diverse population of our Golden Isles community. 

Under the direction of Organist and Choirmaster Kathleen Turner, our parish’s music ministry consists of several Ensembles: the Christ Church Choir of Men and Women, the XChoir, the Christ Church Choristers, the Christ Church Trebles, the Christ Church Handbell Choir, Joyful Noise Ensembles (small group ensembles incorporating eclectic instrumentations and repertoire), and the St. Cecilia Series.

Christ Church Choir of Men and Women

Membership is open to anyone willing to dedicate weekly rehearsal time and participate in various liturgies in our parish. The Christ Church Choir of Men and Women sings for the Sunday morning 9:15 Eucharist in addition to a full range of festival services and Evensong offerings. Our repertoire thrives on a diverse selection of music.

The Christ Church Trebles

The Christ Church Trebles are ministers of music. We aspire to teach, to learn, to inspire and to assist in the varied liturgies of Christ Church and St. Ignatius Chapel. Membership in this choir is by invitation of the Organist and Choirmaster.

Christ Church Choristers

LIGHTS! (Liturgy in God's House Through Singing) The Christ Church Chorister program is where music ministry begins for young children. We play, we learn, and we begin to experience music and liturgy in God's house. No audition is required. We have serious fun with music.

Christ Church Handbell Choir

The Christ Church Handbell Choir offers ringing in all our Liturgies. Our rehearsals combine musical finesse with a sense of humor. As a result of the COVID pandemic we created smaller Joyful Noise Ensembles, so membership is open to anyone interested in this ministry. Please contact the Organist and Choirmaster to fill your spot.

Joyful Noise Ensembles

Created out of the need for small non-singing groups during the COVID Pandemic the Joyful Noise Ensembles prepare sacred music offerings incorporating world drumming, Orff Schulwerk orchestrations, and handbell/tonechime combinations. These ensembles are  intergenerational and open to everyone.

St. Cecilia Series 

Outstanding music and art are an integral part of Christ Church, Frederica. Blessed by both the beauty of our historic church and the acoustical resonance of our Parish House, our occasional St. Cecilia Series performances are exquisite. These musical offerings depend on the generosity of our parish and friends to help support this ministry. We welcome your interest and would be pleased to discuss ways in which you might be a partner in our work by offering an unrestricted gift or sponsoring a concert or event. Donations, memorials, and attending our events are always welcome.

Contact our Interim Organist and Choirmaster

Tess Nielsen


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Christ Church, Frederica
6329 Frederica Rd.
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

(912) 638-8683