Music & The Arts

Music

Our activities are suspended at the church due to COVID-19. However, you may worship with us online Sundays at 10:55 a.m. on our homepage and on YouTube and Facebook.

Interested in learning more about our choir? Contact Jennifer Sengin at jsengin@cpcatlanta.org.

Central features a music program that is an integral part of not only worship, but also our church life as many members thrive in serving together in song and 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.

You may have also heard our Geneva Handbell Choir on local NPR affiliate WABE.

  • We will begin displaying our Make Something New projects soon.

    With Covid-19 creating new levels of stress and anxiety, Central’s Music and Liturgical Arts Committee is inviting you to join us in a multi-generational art project. Studies have shown that engaging in creative activities can relieve stress so we are embarking on this new project. The idea for this project to take something old and change it into something new. For example, you may paint an old chair, write new words to an old song, renew a spot in your garden, make a collage out of found objects, make paper mâché jewelry, create Christmas ornaments out of toilet paper rolls, etc. You can find hundreds of ideas on Google and Pinterest. How can you participate?
    After creating your project we want to share them with our congregation. To do that make a video showing your “before” object and then show your new creation explaining what you did. Afterwards you can share with Mark Wallace Maguire at mwmaguire@cpcatlanta.org. . We will share our creations with the congregation through videos.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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©. The Geneva Handbell Choir has been featured on WABE’s “Sounds of Atlanta.”  To hear this program, click here. For more information, contact Vicki Fey.

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-laced cut banners and bird 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. 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