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Sat 05

The Promise of Christmas: Christmas Cantata 2020

Saturday, Dec. 55 and 7 p.m.-and-Sunday, Dec. 69 and 11 a.m.Sanctuary at the Fort Worth Campus   “The Promise of Christmas” is a worship service that tells the story of […]

Dec. 5 - Dec. 6

So many reasons

to sing

Good news. Bad day. Feeling stuck. Starting something new and big. Loss. Gain. Looking for answers. Full of hope. No matter your day or current circumstance, there is a reason to sing because of who God is and because He loves us.

That’s what fuels the Contemporary and Traditional Music teams as they lead worship experiences, put on concerts and musicals for the community, and teach the next generation of musicians.

these aren’t your average music programs

Calling all tiny musicians, singers and performers! Our youth music programs are taught by professional musicians and music teachers. Kids make friends, learn music and make a whole lotta noise!

Newborn through 5 years old

CHILDREN LOVE MUSIC!

And better still, music impacts all spheres of child development from language and literacy skills to pattern recognition, social maturity and emotional growth. In Musikgarten we help young children develop their love of music and musical skills through a series of activity-filled, age appropriate lessons.  Your child isn’t too young to start learning the Musikgarten way. In fact, we have classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Each 14 week session for Parent (or Caregiver) and Child includes a once a week, 30 minute class and a take home instrument kit with book and recorded music.  There are multiple class choices each week in the fall and spring semesters. Working parents can enjoy family music together in the evening “PJ” class (5:45pm) or a Saturday morning class.

Because we care about your safety, we are bringing Musikgarten classes into your home this fall.  All online sessions will be real-time, interactive with your music friends and teacher.  We plan to transition to in-person classes as soon as it is safe to do so.

Register for the day and time that work best in your schedule. The cost for the fall semester is $90 per semester per family.

Baby Class: Newborn to 16 months:  Grow closer, comfort and play with your baby, as you give them an edge in emotional, social and intellectual growth through music.  Geared specifically for online learning and designed to equip parents to play musically with your baby.  Each class features bouncing and rocking songs, wiggle and peek-a-boo games, and other fun activities for the two of you. A take-home music kit lets you continue the fun with the Musikgarten’s outstanding recorded music, a parent guidebook along with rhythm sticks, a soft wooden rattle, and colorful scarf.
Musikgarten for babies:

  • Increases your baby’s curiosity about music
  • Develops listening skills and a sense of beat
  • Establishes a foundation for singing and musical thought
  • Helps you form a closer bond with your baby
  • Gives you a chance to interact with other parents

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Family Music for Mixed Ages:  Baby through 4 years old. This four-semester program is designed for all ages of preschool children and their grownups to experience the joy of music making together. It will nurture your child’s musical aptitude and listening abilities, while developing key skills that are vital for all learning: listening, following directions, impulse control, communication, and positive social interaction.

In each 30 minute weekly class, kid friendly folk songs help to develop your child’s language, singing, dancing, and listening skills. They’ll also experience a variety of simple instruments and like all Musikgarten courses, it will enhance your child’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical development, while building a foundation for future music proficiency.  That’s important for you to know, but for your child it’s all about the pure fun of music and movement shared with you!

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Cycles Class: This class is for children 3 1/2 to 5 years old who can manage longer listening time and more complex physical movement. They will explore musically one of the four seasons each semester and be introduced to eight new animals each season through songs, picture games, listening and mini-discussions. In this class we begin to transfer their earlier experience of rhythm and tonal patterns to instrument time with the addition of more intricate rhythm and tonal patterns using a wider variety of percussion instruments.  Each child will have opportunities every semester to play fun impromptu instrumental solos.

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For more information, contact Linda at LindaD@christchapelbc.org

Grades K-1 (at least 5 years old by September 1)
Sundays from 5 to 5:45 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
Fort Worth Campus
FREE

KidzPraise introduces young performers to choir singing.  Through the elements of movement, rhythm, pitch, breathing, all sprinkled with games and musical fun, children learn the joy of singing together and singing praises to the Lord.  Come and explore God’s beautiful creation through hymns and classical pieces.  KidzPraise group is currently limited to 20 students.

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MusicPraise Fort Worth
Grades 2-4
Sundays from 5 to 5:45 p.m.
Music Room
Fort Worth Campus

MusicPraise West
Grades 2-6
Thursdays from 5 to 5:45 p.m.
The Hive
West Campus

FREE

If your child enjoys musical theater as much as singing in choir, MusicPraise may be just the right fit!  Dramatic expression and riser choreography are introduced in addition to teaching proper choral singing techniques.  Music Praise is Christ Chapel youngest performing choir and during the year students typically have several opportunities to sing for our congregation, including Christmas Cantata and spring musical showcase.  MusicPraise group size is currently limited.  Same program is offered at both Fort Worth and West campuses.

FORT WORTH: REGISTER >
WEST: REGISTER >

For more information contact Yana at YanaC@christchapelbc.org

Grades 5-8
Sundays from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.
Music Room
Fort Worth Campus

FREE

This ensemble is for any 5th-8th grader who enjoys singing enthusiastically and publicly.  Students continue to expand their musical knowledge to incorporate note reading and singing in harmony.  Along with several appearances in our church services throughout the year, Acclaim participates in our annual Christmas Cantata and Big Band concert.  Acclaim group size is currently limited to 22 students.

REGISTER >

For more information, contact Yana at YanaC@christchapelbc.org.

Grades 1-4
Thursdays from 4:30-5 p.m.
Music Room
Fort Worth Campus
FREE

This new class explores all the greatness of chime bell ringing! We will cover rhythm, notes, playing in an ensemble and all manner of musical fun and joy! We will use many rhythm instruments to explore chime ringing techniques, chimes and music theory to encourage the  beginnings of note reading. We will also utilize rote learning. The class is currently limited to 10 players.  No prior experience is required, but an interest in music is a must!  Please note that Chimes is currently a non-performing group.

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For more information, contact Jennifer at JenniferC@christchapelbc.org.

Grades 5-12
Thursdays from 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Music Room
Fort Worth Campus

FREE

Come play bells with us! All levels of musicianship are welcome, but one year of piano, band or other note reading experience is required.  Chapel Bells students have opportunities to ring for our congregation several times throughout the year, as well as participate in Christmas Cantata services.  The size of Chapel Bells group is currently limited to 20 students.

For more information and to register, contact Jennifer at JenniferC@christchapelbc.org

Grades 7-12
Sundays from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m.
Music Room
Fort Worth Campus
$70 (includes instrument)

This small ensemble style NINE week workshop is designed as the introduction to one of the most laidback and versatile string instruments.  Ukulele is relatively easy to learn and small enough to take just about anywhere.  Whether you want to accompany yourself, worship with your friends, or jam on a mission field, it is an excellent choice for any level.  The workshop fee covers the instrument with case and tuner that will be yours to keep.  Students learn basic theory, technique, chord charts, multiple chords and strumming patterns.  The in-person rehearsals are enriched with virtual sessions, introducing contemporary worship songs and hymns for skill practice.  No prior musical knowledge is required, but regular practice at home is expected to be successful.  The size of the ensemble is currently limited to 12 people in one group.  Please note that Ukulele is a non-performing ensemble.

REGISTER >

For more information, contact Yana at YanaC@christchapelbc.org.

I'm with the

BAND

Play well with others? Or maybe you’re ready to take your shower singing up a notch? Fill out the form below to start the process of joining a Traditional music choir, orchestra or bells group, or a Contemporary worship band.

Please note: In some cases, an audition is required.

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tRADITIONAL MUSIC

The psalms tell us to “make a joyful noise to the Lord” but what that looks and sounds like might be different for each of us. From orchestra, choir to bells and Big Band concerts, the Traditional Music Ministry invites you to find your way and join us in worshipping the one true God.

Our choir leads the 11 a.m. traditional worship service with hymns and choruses. They also perform a special each Sunday. Choir members cover a wide range ages and musical experience; no audition is necessary.

To enroll, email Josh at JoshB@christchapelbc.org.

A 65-piece orchestra performs preludes and specials during the 11 a.m. worship service. The orchestra also accompanies the congregation for hymns and choruses. Instrumentalists must have formal musical training, and be able to both sight-read difficult rhythmic patterns and play in all keys. An audition may be required.

If interested in joining the orchestra, email Jennifer at JenniferC@christchapelbc.org.

A five-octave adult hand bell choir performs five to six times a year in worship services. The choir members vary in musicianship level and bells are assigned according to music reading ability.

For more information on joining the choir, email Josh at JoshB@christchapelbc.org.

This jazz ensemble performs for special church-wide musical events several times a year. Previous experience with jazz music and an audition are required.

Email Jennifer at JenniferC@christchapelbc.org to learn more about the group.

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OUR TEAM

Josh Bailey

Minister of Music

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Yana Cisco

Youth Music Director

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Jennifer Cooper

Music Ministry Developer

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Linda Dupont


Music Assistant and Musikgarten Instructor


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Louis Harris

Minister of Music Emeritus

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Drew Hill

Worship Pastor

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Barbara Kelley

Music Ministry Assistant

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Jessica Koiner

Contemporary Worship Assistant

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Reid Parrott

West Campus Traditional Worship Leader

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Lori Rooke

Music Ministry Assistant

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Richard Shafer

Contemporary Music Assistant

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Casey Taylor

Converge/Renovate Worship Leader

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Austin Tullos

Worship Pastor

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College Meeting Times

If you are a college student, we’ve got worship, solid community and more for you!

Day Time Location
Sundays
10 30 a.m.

Common Grounds

3110 Greene Ave.

Wednesdays
6 p.m.

HSM Meeting Times

HSM families, we miss you guys! We are determined to stick together as one big HSM ministry. Be sure to check out everything happening online. We are here for you guys!

Campus Day Time Location
Fort Worth

Sundays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Host Home

West

Wednesdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Host Home

South

Wednesdays

6-8 p.m.

*Every the 3rd Wednesday of the month, West campus meets at Worship Center

MSM Meeting Times

MSM families, we miss you guys! We are determined to stick together as one big MSM ministry. Be sure to check out everything happening online. We are here for you guys!

Campus Day Time Location
Fort Worth
Sundays
5 p.m.

Host Home

West
Wednesdays
6 p.m.

Host Home

South
Wedesdays
6 p.m.

5+6 Meeting Times

5+6 families, we miss you guys! We are determined to stick together as one big 5+6 ministry. Be sure to check out everything happening online. We are here for you guys!

Campus Day Time Location
Fort Worth

Sundays

4:30 p.m.
West

Sundays

1:30-2:45 p.m.
South

Sundays

5-6:15 p.m.

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