Christ Church has a strong history of drama, including Broadway musicals (Fiddler on the Roof, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and The Sound of Music), extended religious works (Benjamin Britten's Noye's Fludde and Gian Carlo Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors) and dramatic presentations in worship. Opportunities exist for children, youth and adults to be involved in creating, directing and performing in these dramatic experiences. The education department also includes a strong drama component as part of its Vacation Bible School experience, and the YMAC program includes a drama session each year, as well. We see the use of drama in our worship services as a way to further "tell the story" in a creative way.
Psalm 150 says, "Praise God with tambourine and dance." We have a youth liturgical dance troupe that practices and performs as part of the YMAC program (The Good News Dancers), and we have had special dance presentations for all ages in worship services outside of this program. Many of our dramatic presentations have included dance, as well as our church's Vacation Bible School program.
We view the visual arts as a means to enhance both our worship experiences and our physical surroundings. Individuals in the church have created several arrangements through the year for our Sanctuary, Fellowship Center and Gathering Space to coincide with our worship themes, and we welcome anyone with ideas for these arrangements. Members have also created paintings and banners for the church, and in 1999, we exhibited the "Life of Christ" painting series, created by Wendy Wallace, which is currently on tour in the U.S.
The excellent acoustical qualities of our sanctuary, coupled with the exceptional C.B. Fisk pipe organ, make our church a frequent performance venue for community events such as Music for a Great Space, Bel Canto Company, Opus Concert Series and various college performances.