Release of In a Different Voice: Music by Women Composers

By: Jonathan Ryan

Christ Church Cranbrook has a rich, beautiful history of not only music and the arts but also lifting up women. The rear window in the church, often called The Women’s Window, features some 60 women from the

Christopher’s Sabbatical Reflection

Church employees, ironically, are notorious for not taking a weekly sabbath day. For better or worse, I am no exception in honoring the Fifth Commandment. But I learned in my former post that not only do I need sabbath,

A Message from Rob Lehman

What a wonderful time this has been! While I have been at Christ Church Cranbrook for only three months as Visiting Director of Music, the people here have made a lasting impression on me. In forty years of full-time

Comings and Goings in the Music Department

By Christopher Wells, Director of Music and Organist


Kate Bublitz has been the Director of the St. Francis Choir since 2012, after serving as a Staff Singer in the Christ Church Choir. She brought an entire career’s worth of music

Celebrating Female Composers

Celebrating Female Composers:
A recording project with the Christ Church Choir

By Christopher Wells, Director of Music and Organist

The culmination of several years of rehearsals, preparation, practice, and study, is a three-day series of recording sessions in the church (June 13-15).

St. Dunstan’s Organ Celebrations

By Christopher Wells, Joe Balistreri, and Christa Albrecht

We celebrated the wonderful new organ in St. Dunstan’s last week and weekend. We give thanks to Simon Couture, Alain Goneau, Jens Peterson, and the entire crew at Casavant for their craftsmanship and

A Note on Sacred Music Concert

By Kisma Jordan, Program Manager of The Cranbrook Project

In the last years of Duke Ellington’s life, he wrote three tremendous works that combined jazz, classical music, choral music, spirituals, gospel, blues, and dance. He called them his “sacred concerts”

The Music Program is forging ahead with Fall and wants to include you!

By Christopher Wells, Director of Music & Organist

The Music Program has spent the summer charting a path forward to continue a robust ministry during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are pleased to announce that all ensembles will be

Presenting our 2020 St. Cecilia Award Recipients

By Nathan Costa, Assistant Director of Music & Liturgist

At its annual end-of-year music celebration Wednesday, June 3 the Music Department established the St. Cecilia Award, named after the patron saint of musicians, to be given to a

Praise God By Joining Our Virtual Ensemble

By Christopher Wells, Director of Music & Organist

Have you seen these split-pane videos showing up in your social media? Maybe you’ve seen CCC’s own Virtual Recordings on YouTube, or maybe you saw