Music and choir

Here at Christ Church Dover, we employ a wide variety of musical styles and genres to support our diverse and vibrant worship services.


Several resources provide a blended music style. In addition to The Episcopal Hymnal 1982, we utilize on a regular basis the supplemental hymnals “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and “Wonder Love and Praise.” We also use Taize, Iona, Gregorian and Anglican Chant. Some of our most uplifting and spiritually fulfilling programs include our Gospel Masses, which are held periodically throughout the year. We are also blessed with a well-balanced, four part (SATB) Adult Choir, a seasonal (Christmas & Easter) children’s choir and many gifted and talented instrumentalists and soloists.

The eclectic group, Glorify, performs every six weeks and adds variety with guitars, bass, mandolin and keyboard. They play a mix of folk, praise, hymns from sources such as “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and “Wonder, Love and Praise.”

While our main instrument for liturgy is our magnificent refurbished Moeller Pipe Organ, we also have a digital grand piano that graces our worship space. We are always looking for additional talented musicians who want to praise God in song. Feel free to contact our Jon Rania, our music director,  if you are interested in helping to make musical praise here!

The choir and parishioners sign “O Happy Day,” featuring Archdeacon Patricia Malcolm.
The Christ Church choir sings “Ave Maria,” as arranged by Michael Perza.