music at
christ church
  music at christ church
The music program at Christ Church enhances the worship experience through congregational participation in hymn singing and liturgy as well as by providing music for reflection and inspiration. Organ and piano music are a part of the 8:00 am Rite One Eucharist and are supplemented by hymns and traditional liturgical music at the 10:00 am Rite Two Eucharist.

special music at christ church
Christ Church regularly has special music provided by a ensembles and soloists.

The Christ Church Choir is a semi-professional ensemble of parishioners and community members that sings for the annual Lessons and Carols service and the annual Good Friday service.

On festival occasions, special music is provided by a quartet of local musicians performing selections from oratorios and cantatas. Weekly soloists provide special music for the offertory and during Communion on ordinary Sundays.

The summer is an especially active and musical time at Christ Church. Young musicians from the Aspen Music Festival and School offer special music weekly at the 8am and 10am services. Furthermore, on a Sunday in the summer Christ Church celebrates God’s gift of music by having a service called “Music Sunday.” On that Sunday students of the Festival perform works sacred works like Bach Cantatas and Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate.

our music director
Music at Christ Church is under the direction of Molly Noel, who joined our staff at Christ Church in January, 2013.

the music in the west end concert series
Christ Church supports a community concert series, Music in the West End, founded in 2004. Music in the West End combines music and outreach ministries by providing free concerts of exceptional quality for Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley. The concert series is intended to raise the profile of the church as a caring neighbor as well as a community focused on spiritual growth.

Music in the West End Concert Series presents one concert each month, except for the month of December. Each recital is approximately 45 minutes and begins at 6pm. These recitals are free and open to the public and are followed by reception in the Rowland-Davis Fellowship Hall.

For more information and a current schedule, please visit


musical instruments at christ church
In the new sanctuary, Christ Church has a Steinway grand piano, Model L, that was acquired in 2005. In June 2009, Christ Church installed a pipe organ in the sanctuary of its recently renovated building. After two years of searching, Christ Church commissioned Zimmer and Sons to build a 15-rank, electro-pneumatic pipe organ for the sanctuary. This versatile instrument has a movable console and the roughly 1,000 pipes are housed in a case in the front of the sanctuary. The casework of the organ was designed to compliment the new sanctuary and enhance the new stained glass window above the altar.

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christ episcopal church of aspen
536 West North Street, Aspen, Colorado 81611-1253 • (970) 925-3278