Music & The Arts

Music

Central features opportunities to participate in choral, handbell and multi-instrumentalist communities. We also thrive in connecting with others and host many soloists, choirs and concerts.

Interested in learning more about the Chancel Choir? Contact Jennifer Sengin by email.

  • The Chancel Choir is Central’s adult choir. This choir rehearses weekly on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. and sings each Sunday morning for worship (except for approximately eight weeks when they take a summer recess). In addition to the literature sung on Sunday mornings, the Chancel Choir prepares major choral works that are sung either in worship or at other times in the life of the church. Music sung in worship is intentionally diverse and includes all styles of classical music, spirituals and gospels, global music, and other standard church music. The Chancel Choir is open to college-age students and adults. 

    Chancel Choir Mission Statement

    The Chancel Choir of Central Presbyterian Church leads worship by presenting offerings of musical, liturgical, and theological integrity that undergird the spoken ministry of the Word; they strive to faithfully interpret a diversity of expressions and forms of music; to strengthen and nourish those who gather to worship; and ultimately to glorify the Triune God, the source of all music.

    Love is in the Air — A Chancel Choir Fundraiser

    In February 2019, the Chancel Choir hosted an evening of elegant dining and entertainment to raise funds for new choir robes.

  • Bethlehem Choir

    Central’s Bethlehem Choir includes boys and girls from Pre-Kindergarten through first grade. They learn music fundamentals, vocal techniques and worship readiness skills, and they sing in worship several times during the church year. The director is Vicki Fey. The Bethlehem Choir rehearses on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m.

    Nazareth Choir

    Central’s Nazareth Choir includes boys and girls in second through fifth grades. With our graded choir program, children continue to build on their musical foundation, adding singing in parts, reading music, and learning hymns and service music for worship.  Rachel Stewart directs this choir, and Rick Wornat is the accompanist. The Nazareth Choir rehearses at 9 a.m. Sunday mornings.

     

    During the time our activities on the church campus are suspended due to Covid-19, the Bethlehem and Nazareth Choirs have combined to connect with one another, rehearse, and sing together on Zoom at 9:30 each Sunday morning, prior to Sunday School. We occasionally record a zoom rehearsal for use in worship. All Pre-K through 5th graders are welcome and encouraged to join us!
    To receive the zoom information, please contact Christian Antwi, Director, Ministries to Children, Youth, and Families by  email.
  • Jerusalem Choir

    The Jerusalem Choir is for both middle and high school youth from sixth through twelfth grades. This choir sings in worship approximately once a month from September – May, and makes occasional choir trips or combined music and mission trips. The Jerusalem Choir rehearses Sunday afternoons prior to Sunday evening youth group. Rachel Stewart is the director of the Jerusalem Choir, and Karen Brown is the accompanist.

    Youth Handbell Choir

    The Youth Handbell Choir is for youth grade six through twelve. The choir rehearses on Sunday mornings at 9 – 9:40 a.m. No experience is needed to join the Youth Handbell Choir. Contact Steve Fey for more information.

     

    During the time our activities on the church campus are suspended due to Covid-19, the Jerusalem Choir connects with one another, rehearses, and sings together on Zoom at 5:45 selected Sunday afternoons when the Youth Fellowship time is on Zoom. Youth learn music, hymns, responses, and prepare individual recorded videos for use in worship as a virtual choir and occasional soloists. All 6th through 12th graders are welcome and encouraged to join us! To receive the Zoom information, contact Christian Antwi, Director of Ministries to Children, Youth, and Families by email.

  • The Geneva Handbell Choir meets weekly from 5:30 – 7:25 p.m. on Wednesday evenings (August – May) and plays in worship monthly. Dedicated adults, and high school and college students make up this advanced handbell choir. Geneva Handbell Choir is one of the premier church handbell ensembles in the area.  They ring on six octaves of Schulmerich handbells and seven octaves of Malmark Choirchimes©.

    Geneva Handbell rehearsals are suspended at the church due to COVID-19.

    For more information, contact Vicki Fey by email.

Liturgical Arts

The arts are a vital part of Central life.

Dramatic and interpretive arts are a part of worship at our church.

Visual arts are used in our worship spaces in a variety of forms including paper-lace cut banners and peace crane origami models.

Our Tull Hall Art Gallery hosts rotating  exhibit throughout the year displaying the work of leading artists throughout the world such as Ned Bustard, He Qi, Timothy Botts, Christina Saj. We also host shows by Central members, such as lauded Atlanta artist and illustrator Norm Kohn. 

Sunday Morning

11 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship (All of our worship is currently online due to COVID-19). You may join us on our website, Facebook or YouTube.

Arts & Music Contacts

Joining the choir
Jennifer Sengin, Interim Choral Director

Youth Handbell Choir
Steve Fey 

Geneva Handbell Choir
Vicki Fey