Music at Central 

Central has a rich musical tradition and engages in a variety of styles and genres, both in worship and as a performance venue.

 
 
 
 
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announcements

The calendar turns another year and it is time to celebrate more wonderful music on the horizon at Central!

VOCALPOINT

This year’s benefit concert raised $23,734 to support the work of the Walk-In Counseling Center.

Arvo Pärt's 
Berliner Messe

Singers looking for a rich, rewarding choral challenge are invited to participate with us. The piece will be sung in worship on Sunday, April 7 at 10:30 a.m.

sticks and steel group for youth

Join us for a fun music experience with this percussion and bell group for children and youth grades 3 - 8.

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Upcoming Events

March 3 - 10:30 a.m.
Central Choir sings and Steve Swanson plays piano.

March 10 - 10:30 a.m.
Central Choir sings. Following worship, “Sticks and Steel” rehearsal from Noon-12:30 p.m.

March 17 - 10:30 a.m.
Central Choir sings. Following worship, “Sticks and Steel” rehearsal from Noon-12:30 p.m.

March 24 - 10:30 a.m.
Central Choir sings with Sharon Kleckner as guest organist. “Sticks and Steel” shares in worship (after 10:00 am rehearsal).

March 31 - 10:30 a.m.
Central Choir sings with the Ars Nova Brass Quintet sharing in worship.

 
 
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VOCALPOINT

In eight seasons, VocalPoint has raised nearly $200,000 for eight incredible organizations!

Learn more about past beneficiaries here.

 

What is VocalPoint?

VocalPoint is an auditioned choir of about 80 members led by Artistic Director, Jennifer Anderson with annual concerts each year at Central.  VocalPoint uses the power of people, art, and collaboration to tell the stories of organizations doing life-changing work.  They shine a spotlight on important issues such as youth homelessness, the immigrant experience, and sex trafficking.  They give 100% of performance-driven donations to a worthy cause that will make a dramatic impact in everyday lives.  Music collaborationshave included Maria Jette, Jearlyn Steele, Copper Street Brass QuintetPeter Mayer, and the three-time Grammy-winning Sounds of Blackness

2019 concerts raised $22,384!

This year’s benefit concerts raised $22,284 to support the work of the Walk-In Counseling Center.  This program provides free mental health counseling to help thousands address issues that include depression, anxiety, chemical dependency, domestic violence and others.  Their mission is to provide free, easily accessible mental health counseling to people with urgent needs and few service options.

Be a part of future events!

If you are interested in joining VocalPoint, like VocalPoint on Facebook or visit their website for the latest updates.

See photos from the 2019 concert

  • Visit our photo sharing website here to see and download photographs from the February 2019 concerts. Be sure to check back, more are being added!

 

 

 
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Get Involved

Percussion Ensemble
This group of musicians gather occasionally throughout the year to play in worship. If you have some rhythm, and want to play with us, please join us.

Children' Choir
Children's choir opportunities are offered during select events throughout the year. Watch the worship bulletin for opportunities or speak with Jennifer Anderson to learn more.

VocalPoint
Auditions for this annual benefit concert choir are held each fall. Visit the VocalPoint website for more info.

Guest Musicians
Central offers a diverse music program during worship Sundays and frequently welcomes guest musicians and singers to be a part.