Music and Arts

Music and the Arts are integral to the spiritual and cultural life of Orinda Community Church. The dramatic sanctuary with its excellent acoustical and visual properties houses a good-sized 1959 Swain & Kates pipe organ and a Steinway Concert Grand piano. The congregation appreciates the visual and lively arts, and loves to sing.

Dancers Circle

Dancers Circle is a liturgical dance ensemble of about twelve dancers. Members come from a number of faith communities and perform throughout the Lamorinda area, including several Sunday services each year at Orinda Community Church. Genia Simpson is the group’s coordinator and choreographer. Rehearsals are held 7:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesdays at Orinda Community Church.

Chancel Choir

Dr. David Milnes, OCC's Director of Music, directs the Chancel Choir, which enriches the worship of the church each Sunday except during the summer months. The choir sings a wide range of music and has excellent sectional leader-soloists, including Christina Schiffner and Judy McCall. Rehearsals are held at 8:40 Sunday mornings in the Music Room.

Other Performers

Instrumentalists, Gospel quartets, and early music ensembles are also part of OCC's musical repertoire.