Music is integral to the spiritual and cultural life of Orinda Community Church. 

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  Judy McCall, Nik Nackley and Julia Hathaway. 

Choir rehearsals are held at 8:40 Sunday mornings in the Music Room.  Our choir is made up of many ages and skill levels, and is open to all who like to sing. No experience necessary. 

The sanctuary houses a good-sized 1959 Swain & Kates pipe organ and a Steinway Concert Grand piano. 

The Chancel Hand Bell Choir rehearses every Tuesday evening from 6:15 to 8:15 PM in the music room from September to December and during Lent. New members are accepted in September, October, and at the beginning of Lent.

Anyone high school age and up is welcome.

The hand bell director is Nancy Thursby, and she can be reached at


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