“Sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth.” Psalm 96:1
Music for the Church & the City
“Music is the thing known in the present life which most strongly suggest ecstasy & infinity.” -C.S. Lewis
Sing to the Lord a new song! For over 100 years, Christ & St. Luke’s has been a leader in Hampton Roads by providing outstanding and inspirational sacred music to the church and community. As we carry our legacy into the next century, we strive to continue this tradition while searching for new ways to excite and stir the soul.
We invite you to be part of this process by singing with your voice, playing instruments with your hands, listening with your ears, and believing in your hearts. Sacred music elevates the spoken word. It moves people into a deeper place of holiness, and evokes the spirit and power of God.
Worship with us, or just join us for one of our special concerts as part of Sacred Music in a Sacred Space.
We have both adult and youth choirs who who participate in our regular worship as well as special services and concerts. Sing with us or just come enjoy the music. Read More
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space
Long noted for it’s excellence in sacred music, Christ and St. Luke has stood as a beacon to the community for over 100 years. Take a few minutes to explore this exciting concert season, and notice what stirs your heart, awakens your soul, or intrigues your mind. Read More
The first recorded pipe organ in Norfolk was at Christ Church. In addition to our historic organ, we have a beautiful Steinway piano and Schulmerich handbells. Read More
Our former organists include:
- William Allen Shaffer, Organist and Music Director Emeritus (1989-2012)
- Henry Faivre, Assistant Organist (2000-2007)
- Grover John Oberle (1958-1989)
- George Maxon Vail (1928-1958)
- John Jacob Miller (1889-1928)
- Philip Masi (?1858-1889)
- Fritz Jones (?1854-1858)
- James H. Swindell (?1800-1820s)
We are proud to offer Musikgarten to children ages 0-5 and their parents. This nationally recognized curriculum is designed to nurture the child’s music aptitude by engaging children and their families in singing and movement activities which help attune the ear, refine the voice, and develop a rhythmic body through which music can be expressed. Instruments are an essential part of the course, and each child is given the opportunity to play various instruments, from sticks and drums to keyboards and marimbas. The 30-40 minute classes take place each Saturday throughout the semester and are taught by Marjorie Setnicky, a certified Musikgarten instructor. For more information about this program, please call the Church Office at 757-627-5665 or visit musikgartenatcsl.org.
Get Summer 2018 Musikgarten info here.