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The Riverside Choir
The Riverside Chamber Singers
The Riverside Church Inspirational Choir
The Riverside Ringers
The Riverside Rising Voices

Christopher Johnson


The Riverside Choir: sings every Sunday morning September –June, and at other special services through the year such as extra services during the Christmas and Easter seasons. It rehearses on Sunday mornings before the service and once a month on a Thursday night. The choir sings the full range of choral repertoire from classical composers such as Mendelssohn, Handel, and Howells, to American composers and spirituals. Varying levels of experience are accepted. Previous music training and ability to read music expected. This is an auditioned choir for all spots volunteer and paid, in the fall only.

The Inspirational Choir: rehearses 7-9pm on Monday evenings, sings during the Sunday morning service roughly every 4-6 weeks from September-May. The choir sings Gospel and contemporary Christian music, often accompanied with piano, bass guitar and percussion. There is an informal audition for voice placement, available to join all season.

The Riverside Ringers: rehearses 5:30 – 7:30pm on Monday evenings, plays during the Sunday morning service roughly every 4-6 weeks from September-May. This is a handbell choir which plays a wide range of sacred repertoire, including arrangements of familiar works and hymn tune settings. No audition, some music and rhythm reading required. Available to join all season.
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The Riverside Rising Voices is open to all youth in grades 3-12 who love to sing. No previous singing experience is required. The Riverside Rising Voices is a safe and nurturing environment where all young people can connect and contribute to their church community while growing as choral musicians. The choir rehearses Sunday morning in room 423 MLK from 9:30-10:30 A.M. The Riverside Rising Voices perform a wide variety of music that represents many cultures and musical styles. In addition to regularly performing in the worship service, we also present a Christmas pageant and a spring concert each year. Join us anytime and experience for yourself the joy of singing with The Riverside Rising Voices!

For more information about the choirs or music at Riverside, please email us here.

The Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon

The Carillon was a gift to the Riverside Church by the late John D. Rockefeller, Jr., in memory of his mother.

Recitals are normally played on Sundays at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. (occasionally at 2:30 p.m.), and on special occasions such as Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve.
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The Organs

The Nave (2)
Christ Chapel
Chapel of the Cross
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Recordings are available for sale at Riverside’s Visitors Center/Gift Shop.

 Purchase Riverside recordings online or call 212.870.6792.


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