Who We Are

Music is an integral part to worship at CCMI.  The CCMI choir is fortunate to have soloist and section leaders Megan Parker-Soprano, Carol Sanders- Alto, Aaron Shanks-Tenor and Jeff Church-Bass.  The choir is welcome to all!  If you are interested in singing, please join us in the sanctuary on Thursday evenings from 7:30 - 9:00, and at 9:30 a.m. before the church service each Sunday.

We are blessed to have acclaimed bass-baritone soloist, accompanist, coach and opera director Jeff Caldwell as CCMI's Music Director.  Jeff Caldwell has returned to Seattle after spending 13 years in New York City. In addition to his leadership at CCMI, he is a Staff Accompanist in the School of Music at the University of Puget Sound. He was on the faculty for the Juilliard School Drama Division as musical vocal coach, worked at NYU's Tisch School and CAP21 programs, and taught at AMDA as a voice teacher and staff accompanist. 

As a singer Jeff performed with New York City Opera in the choruses of Haroun and the Sea of Stories, La Fanciulla del West, and Cendrillon, as well as with the New York Choral Artists with the New York Philharmonic and with the Vienna Philharmonic in Carnegie Hall.


For November 29 - Advent #1

Editor, Bill - recording deadline due by November 15:

Threshold Music - "I Believe in the Sun", vocals from Jeff Church and choir.  Pages 3, 4, and 5 from Jeff Church and quartet.

Opening Hymn Chalice #119 "O Come Emmanuel" verses 1, 2, and 4, vocal from Jeff Church  

Anthem - previously recorded video from Youtube service on January 18, 2018, beginning at 3:26, "I Believe" sung by the choir women.

Closing Hymn PDF "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day", vocal from Jeff Church.

Advent #2 - December 6

Editor, Charles - recording due date November 22.

Threshold music #2 - I Believe in Love (should be recorded and completed)

Opening Hymn - Chalice #125 "Come thou long expected Jesus" Megan, soloist, both verses

Choir Anthem - "Bethlehem" 

Closing Hymn - Chalice #153 "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" Megan, soloist, all four verses 

Advent #3 - December 13

Editor, Charles - recording due date November 29

Threshold music #3 - I Believe in God (should be recorded and completed)

Opening Hymn - Chalice #132 "When God is a Child" Aaron soloist, verses 1, 3, and 4.

Choir Anthem - "The First Noel/Pachelbel canon"

Closing Hymn - Chalice #2 "Joyful, Joyful" Aaron soloist, all four verses but no descant on last verse 

Advent #4 - December 20

Editor, Bill - recording due date December 6  

Threshold music #4 - I Believe in the Light (should be recorded and completed)

Opening Hymn Chalice #136 - "Christians All, your Lord is Coming"  Carol soloist, verses 1, 2, and 4.

Choir Anthem - "Still, Still, Still"

Closing Hymn Chalice #167 "Go, Tell it on the Mountain"  Carol soloist, all verses.

Christmas Eve still under construction -

Likely to be:

Recording of "I Believe in the Sun" from the women, earlier in Advent

"Silent Night", still to be recorded and planned

Closing Hymn "Do You Hear What I Hear" quartet with choir volunteers 

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