Music and Fine Arts

Music and the fine arts are at the core of Community Church’s celebration of God and its spiritual life. Both reflect the order, beauty and diversity of God’s creation. Praising God through music and art is one of our most popular and celebrated forms of ministry at Community Church.

Different voices, instruments, musical styles and arrangements are blended by our staff, volunteer and professional choirs, musicians into a vital, living, and unified reflection of God’s work.

Music and art confirms that the gospel is as relevant today as it was centuries ago. Old and new Hymns tell the biblical story and teach the nature of God from other cultures, languages and eras.

For more information about music and fine arts at Community Church, contact Andrew Galuska, Director of Music and Fine Arts by email at or by phone at 772-469-2306.

Email Andrew

Choirs and Ensembles

Community Church Chancel Choir

Community Church Chancel Choir sings a wide variety of traditional and contemporary religious music and performs major choral works with orchestra several times a year. Members of the choir may choose which service they would like to participate in or may sing at all the services. There is no audition to be in the Chancel Choir. All are welcome to come sing!

Community Church Chancel Choir schedule
  • Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:45 pm.
  • Chancel Choir members sing at the 9:30 and/or 11:05 am Sanctuary worship service during the high season.
  • Chancel Choir members sing at the 10:00 am Sanctuary service during the summer months.
Chapel Choir

The Chapel Choir is an extension of our Chancel Choir. Choir members may choose to sing for any one or as many of the services as they would like. Chancel Choir members have the option of singing for Sunday morning 8:00 or 8:30 am worship service in Grace Chapel.

Section Leaders

Section leaders encourage a sense of community, congeniality and professionalism within the music ministry family and congregation. They are responsible for attending all scheduled rehearsals for Chancel Choir during the normal choir year and attend all worship services where the chancel choir serves including special performances and services during the Liturgical year. Section leaders are often selected to sing solos during “season” and participate in worship as small ensembles or solos during the summer months.

Applicants should be individuals who are currently pursuing or have already obtained a Music Degree, possess strong musical ability, and vocal training.

Interested applicants should submit a resume to the Music and Fine Arts Ministry to schedule an interview and audition.

Resumes can be submitted to: Suzanne Rice, Administrative Assistant for Music and Fine Arts

Chapel Choir Schedule
  • Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:45 pm. (the same for the Chancel Choir).
  • Chapel Choir members sing at the Sunday morning 8:00 or 8:30 am worship service in Grace Chapel.
Community Ringers

The Community Ringers is the Community Church’s handbell ensemble. It is open to adult ringers and participates regularly in worship services.

Community Ringers Schedule
  • Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings from 5:00 to 6:00 pm in the choir room.
  • Community Ringers perform at the 9:30 and/or 11:05 am Sanctuary worship service during the high season.
  • Community Ringers perform at the 10:00 am Sanctuary service during the summer months.

 

 
Tapestry Brass

Tapestry Brass is dedicated to performing brass chamber music at the highest level of excellence.Tapestry Brass is a five-piece chamber music ensemble with a unique stewardship. This professional brass quintet seeks to bring glory to God while focusing their musical gifts toward worship with an energetic spirit, superb tone, and a broad repertoire. The quintet strives to demonstrate the spiritual inspiration of composers and arrangers of sacred music by offering the finest brass music at services of worship, weddings, concerts and community festivals, conventions, and other occasions.

Vero Beach Choral Society (VBCS)

The Vero Beach Choral Society is one of the oldest choral ensembles in the region. Founded 30 years ago by Dr. Ray Adams, and now directed by Dr. Jason Hobratschk, The Vero Beach Choral Society is a larger chamber ensemble that returned home to the Community Church during the summer of 2015.  The ensemble is an auditioned chorus that rehearses on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the Choir Room.

For more information about the VBCS, please visit www.verobeachchoralsociety.org.

Synergy: A Professional Chamber Chior

Vero Beach's only Professional Chamber Chior is associated with Community Church.

We are accepting bookings for 2017–2018. Contact Andrew Galuska Director of Music and Fine Arts at   for availability and rates. 

Organ INformation

Our Lively-Fulcher Organ

Click here to download a booklet with information on our amazing organ.

Fine Arts Gallery

Currently Featured Artist

Starting in July 2018 our gallery will feature the art of Kirsten Kowalski. Kirsten Kowalski graduated from Samford University in 1993 with a degree in Photojournalism. Her dream was to travel the world photographing and writing about far away places. After marrying her husband and deciding to raise a family, Kirsten restructured her dream to stay closer to home and focused instead on photographing the beauty right at home. Kirsten owned and operated a successful portrait studio in Alpharetta, Georgia for ten years where she focused on photography of women and high school senior portraits.

In 2014 Kirsten and her family relocated to Vero Beach, Florida where she continued her portrait photography business. After moving to the barrier island, Kirsten found herself spending a large portion of each day at the beach and she fell in love with the beauty of the ocean and sky, particularly during sunrise and sunset hours. The transition to photographing landscapes and seascapes happened naturally. Kirsten joined Tiger Lily Art Studios and Gallery in 2017 where she currently shows her art work.

STYLE: Kirsten’s style as a landscape photographer is soft and natural, while showcasing nature’s incredible brilliance. She uses various settings and techniques, such as long exposure and panning to create movement and find hidden light and colors. Her love of the ocean is apparent in her work and living in Vero Beach offers her daily opportunities to capture the magic of the area. While she travels frequently and offers her clients images from places as far away as Greece and Africa, the majority of Kirsten’s portfolio is from right here in Vero Beach.

TECHNIQUE: Kirsten shoots in RAW format using her Nikon D800 or Nikon D3 and a wide variety of lenses. She develops her images using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, using skills she mastered as a film photographer working in a darkroom along with knowledge gained by attending workshops and seminars. Kirsten offers prints of her work in a variety of sizes, printed on metal, canvas, glass and fine art photographic papers.

About Our Gallery

The Narthex of Community Church's Sanctuary was originally designed to be an art gallery. Several times per year we will feature a different artist in this space. We hope you will take a look at it, we have some amazing artists in store for you!

To view previously featured artists in our gallery, please click here.

Special Events & Concert Series

Known for supporting and promoting the performing arts, The Community Church of Vero Beach is also the home of the Atlantic Ringers, Atlantic Children and Youth Choirs, Tapestry Brass as well as the Vero Beach Choral Society and the professional chamber choir, Synergy.

Music plays such an important role in our lives.  It has the power to raise the spirit to soaring heights and also enhance our earthly home.  Here at Community Church we strive to present a spiritual experience through music.  We welcome you to our community.

Click here for 2017 -2018 Community Concert Series Events

Staff

More

Andrew Galuska

Director of Music and Fine Artsoffice: (772) 469-2306

Rachel Carter

Associate Director of Musicoffice: (772) 469-2310

Suzanne Rice

Administrative Assistant for Pastoral Care, Education, Adult Ministries, and Musicoffice: (772) 469-2303

Rochelle Sallee

Pianist

Upcoming Events

More