The Music Ministry of Central Christian Church functions to provide musical leadership for the people of God in the worship of God. Through the various musical opportunities available to our congregation we seek to involve all who wish to devote themselves to regular rehearsal in order to offer our best musical offering to God and to the work of the church through worship and service.

Scroll down to read more about our choirs and to see special events by the choirs during our worship services.

The Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir is the primary ensemble of the music ministry. This choir of volunteers and paid section leaders presents a wide variety of sacred choral literature in weekly worship from September through July and presents seasonal cantatas during Advent and on Palm Sunday. We welcome new members! Please join us!

The Handbell Choir

The Handbell Choir consists of 12 volunteer ringers who rehearse weekly from September to May and offer their music in worship monthly and periodically in the community. The choir plays three octaves of Malmark handbells. Membership is open to all music readers. You are welcome to join us! Contact the church office for more information.
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Central Christian Handbell Choir

Central Christian Handbell Choir Presents:

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"The Enduring Church" arr. by John Akins
"Jesus Loves Me" arr. by Ron Mallory
"Lift High the Cross" arr. by Joel Raney
"King of Love, King of Peace" arr. by William Bryan Kyle

December 10, 2017 Cantata

Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Springfield, MO
Dr. Mark Bowdidge, Choir Director

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Selections from George Frideric Handel's "MESSIAH"
with Solo's from: Andrew Campbell, Michael Payne, Kelly Ann Johnson, Asher Tillman, Mosha Clyma, Genevieve Fulks, & Abby Mercer

Choir Cantata "Beginnings"

Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Springfield, MO
Dr. Mark Bowdidge, Music Director

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"Glorious in Holiness"
"Adam and Eve Narration"
"Serpent Narration"
"There Is No Pardon"
"Begat" - Michael Payne, soloist
"Sent A Flood"
"All Things Were Made by Him"
"Jesus, Gentle Lamb"
"Serpent Narration"
"Jesus, Gentle Lamb" - Abby Mercer, Patrick Mulheron, Micah Textor, Mosha Clyma, & Kelly Ann Johnson, soloists
"Peace Like a River" - Asher Tillman, Michael Payne, Rebecca Claborn, soloists
"Demonic Narration"
"Peace Like A River"
"Adulteress Narration"
"Peace Like A River"
"Jesus, Gentle Lamb"
"Make a Joyful Noise"

April 9, 2017 Palm Sunday Cantata

Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Springfield, MO

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Choir Cantata: "It Was His Love"
"Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs" by George Frederic Handel
"All We Like Sheep" by Ovid Young
"O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus" arr. Ovid Young
"It Was His Love" by Buryl Red
"When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" arr. Fred C. Mallory

The Organ

The organ of Central Christian Church, Opus 820 of the Reuter Organ Company of Lawrence, Kansas, was dedicated on Sunday, February 1, 1947. The instrument was rebuilt and enlarged by the Quimby Pipe Organ company of Warrensburg, Missouri and rededicated on November 8, 2015.

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