Along with our wonderful choir, we also have regular volunteer instrumentalists at our Sunday liturgy. If you are interested in playing on Sunday, please email Lorna at:
Kate Kiel has been a member of Christ Church since 1993. Originally from Connecticut, she arrived in SC with her Navy(now retired) husband and 2 boys to live and stay. Her day job is a Registered Nurse working for 32 years and loving it. She is active in the Charleston Community Band, College of Charleston Flute Choir, fosters English Springer Spaniels, serves on the board of Save the Light( Morris Island Lighthouse), as well as serves on the board of North Charleston Pops! Orchestra. Kate has been a volunteer flutist at Christ Church for about 7 years.
Meet Our Weekly Instrumental Volunteers
Music at Christ Church
Krisy Marx plays flute and alto flute. She performs with the Charleston Community Band, College of Charleston's Flute Choir and Wind Ensemble, and her trio MP3 Flutes. As a result of her family's many military relocations throughout the states, Krisy has had the privilege to perform and record with various ensembles including the Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches, Fairfax Wind Symphony, and the Main Street Community Band of Fairfax. She notes her most memorable performances were with the Honor Flight Band, welcoming WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam veterans to Washington D.C. to tour military and war memorials.
The Choir at Christ Church has been an inspiration to congregants for many years. Because the 11am service is a musically blended service, the choir sings quite a variety of musical anthems, including classical, gospel, 20th century and lyrical compositions. Besides leading Sunday worship with their musical gifts, they are active in other ministries at Christ Church and in their community. They have recorded two CDs and have performed for Piccolo Spoleto as well as at the Biltmore Estate during the December candlelight tours. They also perform in the community several times a year as well as perform classical and sacred concerts during the holiday seasons at Christ Church, Mount Pleasant.
Dr. Lorna Barker, Christ Church Director of Music, is a performer, accompanist, adjudicator and teacher in the Charleston area. She has a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of South Carolina in piano performance. Originally from Northern Ohio, Dr. Barker has been an active performer in the Charleston area since her move to Mt. Pleasant in 1987. She has been the Music Director for Christ Church, Mount Pleasant for the past twenty-seven years.
The Christ Church Choir consists entirely of volunteers. They rehearse every Wednesday from 6:30-8:00 in the Sanctuary. If you would like to join the choir or would like more information, please talk to Lorna after church or email her at:
Christ Church Choir
Sherry Rest and her family have been members of Christ Church since 1988. Sherry served as interim accompanist before Lorna's arrival. She is an alto in the choir and loves adding to the "joyful noise" of worship services by also playing the piano on Sundays. She is Director of Client Services for a national HR training and consulting firm and is active with East Cooper Meals On Wheels and plays the piano at a local nursing home.