The Episcopal Church of the Ascension was founded in 1845 and has a long history of liturgy and music. Our Canterbury Choir is currently an all-adult, auditioned ensemble of about 25 singers. Our St. Cecilia’s Choir is 13 members ranging from 7-17 and has a volunteer director.

The Canterbury Choir leads music for the principal Sunday Eucharist (usually at 11 a.m.) throughout the year including occasional evensongs, the liturgies of Holy Week, and celebrations of other major holy days.

St. Cecilia Choir

Ages 7 – 17

The St. Cecilia Choir rehearsals are fun and musically challenging. We rehearse each Wednesday from 5:00-5:45 p.m. beginning on September 13th. Regular commitment to attend rehearsals is important to the development of our singers. In addition to preparing anthems, we learn the music of the church through the singing of hymns and liturgy. There is an intentional focus on serving the church, and ministering to our church family and community through our music. The directors for this group are Dr. Robert Henry and Angee McKee.

This outstanding, energetic choir sings for Sunday morning worship at 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. approximately five times during the church year. They lead worship at the early Christmas Eve service each year. Check the current schedule for exact dates.

Our singers learn challenging treble music, sing in harmony, build music literacy skills, sing hymns and descants, and learn to sing with a beautiful tone. An important part of our time together is spent learning the Episcopal liturgy and following the liturgical seasons.

Come, join our exciting children’s music program at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension. We welcome all singers between the ages of 7 – 17 with unchanged voices. Contact Dr.Robert Henry or Angee McKee or the church office at (770)-382-2626 if you would like to become part of this musical community. You’ll always have supportive friends, and you will sing your faith the rest of your life!

Canterbury Choir

Music is a vital part of worship and community life at Church of the Ascension, offered to the glory of God and the nurture of God’s people. The church’s long tradition of musical celebration is embodied in our Canterbury Choir (adult choir), and a strong spirit of joy and camaraderie pervades our choir fellowship, along with a love of great music. Music at Church of the Ascension is committed to the richness of the great Anglican choral tradition, as well as broader expressions of sacred music from Gregorian chant to new compositions by living composers.

The Canterbury Choir sings at the 11:00 a.m. Sunday service weekly, as well as at other special services, including Lessons and Carols, Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, the Great Vigil of Easter, and several Evensongs. The regular choir season runs from September through May and rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Rehearsals during summer months are Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m.

Those interested in joining the choir are encouraged to contact Director of Music, Dr. Robert Henry.

The Episcopal Church of the Ascension of Cartersville, Georgia