Music for your wedding

After you have reserved your wedding date at Central with your deposit, make an appointment with Central’s Organist Kate Covington.  The wedding coordinator Lynn Gray will provide you with her contact info.

At that meeting, you will make decisions confirming the music at your wedding. The meeting usually takes less than a half hour.

To get you started, here are some things to keep in mind when planning the music for your wedding.

Policy guidelines:

1. Only an organist of Central Christian Church can play for your wedding.

2. All music must be live – no background tracks or cds.

Remember that musicians are not at the wedding rehearsal. That is a walk-through rehearsal without any music.


Choosing your wedding music:

Having chosen Central Christian Church for your wedding, you have chosen a very beautiful and traditional church. So your music selections would be best to match the style of the traditional setting and the traditional service.


Hiring extra musicians:

We strongly recommend that you choose from the professional musicians that we recommend. Those are musicians whom we can guarantee their quality, and they are very experienced at playing weddings.

To add a trumpet player, contact Joseph van Fleet at

To add a violin player or to hire a string quartet, contact Brice Farrar at

To add a harp player, contact Sally Kelton at


The music in your wedding program will most likely look like this:



“Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” (Bach)


“Canon in D” (Pachelbel)

“Trumpet Voluntary” (Clarke)


“Hornpipe from the Water Music Suite” (Handel)