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Concerts at other Music Events at Christ Church 

Christ Church offers music events that include special services for the church year as well as concerts and performances such as recitals and ongoing concert series. A Carol Sing-along was offered during the 2023 Christmas season for Artwalk, a Bach recital series during Lent in 2024, and a solo piano recital as part of New Bern's Arts in April. An organ dedication recital and organ recital series are forthcoming in the Fall of 2024 following the summer installation of the Taylor & Boody Opus 85 instrument. 

Arts in April: Classical Sounds EvolvedNew Bern's Arts in April comes to Christ Church on Sunday, April 28th for a 2:30 pm classical piano recital performed by the Director of Music. Based on the idea of music as a continuously evolving art form, with works such as Beethoven's 'Waldstein' Sonata and Chopin's story-filled Ballade No.1, this performance is intended to take the audience on a journey of sound development and evolution. Other pieces on the program are Ravel's Jeux d'eau, Berg's Sonata for piano, and Jacqueline's own improvisation on the Berceuse musical form. 

Bach Music Meditation Series takes place on Wednesdays during Lent from 12:00-12:30 pm in the Nave. Performed on the piano are the complete 24 preludes & fugues from Book One of J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. Each week, four preludes & fugues are performed in the order in which they are found in Book One: the first week starting with C major and the last week ending with B minor (Holy Week). 

Choral Evensong is a service is sung two to three times per year. This beautiful evening service is sometimes preceded by a short recital. The February 2024 Evensong included the Herbert Howells Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in G minor as well as Preces & Responses by a local composer. 


All Saints’ Day Requiem. Performed each year on All Saints' Day, recent services have included the requiems of John Rutter and Gabriel Fauré, complete with organ and instrumentalists. 

Music at Passiontide is a time of music and meditation on the evening of Good Friday. Christ Church Choirs and instrumentalists present either a Passion performance or an offering of Passion-themed music and poetry. In 2024, the choir presented J.S. Bach's Crucifixus from the B minor mass, a movement from Zelenka's Miserere, and other early music choral works, accompanied by string quartet. 

Lessons & Carols is sung each Advent and features choirs and instrumentalists from Christ Church. The 2023 service featured classic choral arrangements of Adam lay ybounden, Angelus ad viriginem, and others. 


Taizé services, short meditative sung services, are held each fifth Sunday in the Chapel. 

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