Music at Calvary
Calvary is one church family united in worshiping our Lord, Jesus Christ, but we gather as multiple congregations in two sanctuaries. This allows for a range of musical styles accompanying our worship.
Historic Church - Traditional Music
The congregations that gather in Calvary’s Historic Church (the small chapel adjacent to 13th street), enjoy a more traditional Anglican approach to music. Hymns are sung accompanied by our Johannus digital organ, a fine instrument that was installed in 2011. Dean Stalnaker is our Saturday evening service organist, while Dennis Van Patter plays organ on Sunday mornings. Dennis also directs an occasional adult choir, the Calvary Singers. Occasional instrumentalists and vocal soloists provide special music throughout the year.
For those who prefer a quiet, more contemplative experience, the 7:30am service has no music.
Great Hall - Contemporary Music
Calvary’s newer and larger sanctuary, the Great Hall, is situated at the south end of the campus adjacent to 14th street. The 9:30am congregation enjoy more contemporary music as an accompaniment to worship. Music is lead by vocalists and a band comprising guitars, electric bass, piano, and other instruments. The bigger space and larger crowd require amplification and we also use a digital projector and screen for song lyrics and service text.