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.


music ministry


On May 19, Central was pleased to premier a new hymn by our composer-in-residence, Abbie Betinis - commissioned by Central Presbyterian Church in celebration of this season of rebirth.

a COnversation with abbie betinis

Learn more about our Composer-in-Residence, Abbie Betinis, as she offers insight into her process, influence and inspiration. 

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.


Upcoming Events

June 2 - 10:30 a.m. Worship
Jennifer Anderson, organ

June 9 - 10:30 a.m. Worship
Central Choir is back in worship as we celebrate Pentecost and a baptism.

June 16 - 10:30 a.m. Worship
Sticks and Steel Percussion Ensemble shares in worship.

June 30 - 10:30 a.m. Worship
Ars Nova Brass Quintet shares in worship with Steve Swanson, piano.

Get Involved

Central Chamber Ensemble
Open to adult and youth (grade 8 and up) instrumentalists (traditional band/orchestra instruments) who have played their instrument for at least 3 years. We rehearse after worship for 30 minutes and play in worship about once per month.

The Central Choir
For those who enjoy singing with an SATB choir (high school and adults). We rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 7:15 p.m. and sing in worship September through May.

Sticks and Steel
Percussion Ensemble

This group of musicians – grade 3 through 8 - gather occasionally throughout the year to play in worship. We rehearse after worship for about 30 minutes.

Children' Choir
Sunday School involves a time of singing for all our children. Throughout the year, they share the songs they have learned in worship and, occasionally sing with Central Choir and for other special events like Cabaret.

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

VocalPoint raises money for area non-profit organizations through benefit concerts. Auditions for this annual benefit concert choir are held each fall. Learn more here.



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

Learn more about past beneficiaries here.

Applications are now being accepted for our 2020 year! For more information, visit the VocalPoint website.

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 collaborations have included Maria Jette, Jearlyn Steele, Copper Street Brass QuintetPeter Mayer, and the three-time Grammy-winning Sounds of Blackness

2019 concerts raised $24,234.66!

This year’s benefit concerts supported 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 our latest concerts. Be sure to check back, more are being added!