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Music

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

An Update on St. Dunstan’s Organ

By Christopher Wells, Director of Music & Organist

View all the photos from the trip to Québec here

After nearly a decade of discussion and two years of intense planning, on Tuesday this week the

Waking the Organ

A New Pipe Organ is coming to St. Dunstan’s Chapel

By Christopher Wells, Director of Music & Organist

We are pleased to announce that a new pipe organ for St. Dunstan’s Chapel has been commissioned

Sharing Beauty through Handbells

Ringing collectively to create music

by Donna Hughes, Handbell Director

Christ Church Cranbrook has enjoyed a summer season of carillon music and concerts on the lawn and will be preparing to bring the sound of bells indoors