Music plays a pivotal role in our liturgical services.
The Choir performs regularly at the principal Sunday service (except in July and August), and at special services throughout the year. Rehearsals are held on Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. with Russell Patterson, Director of Music.
The Christ Church Handbell Choir, formed in 1992, plays at various worship services and community events. The choir is privileged to have as its instrument three octaves of Shulmerich handbells that ring a joyful sound unlike any other.
Our Casavant organ, installed in 1960, replaced a Hook and Hastings instrument that had served for half a century. The organ consists of 2,514 pipes, arranged in 43 ranks, and has a three-manual console with pedal. In design the organ is largely neo-classic, in sharp contrast to most organs built in the early part of the twentieth century. The emphasis is on clarity, versatility and purity of organ tone rather than orchestral imitation. The instrument is considered to be one of the finest church organs in western New York.