Chapel & Religious Life

Choirs & Music

The Role of Music in Chapel Worship

The role of music in chapel worship is to enable, enliven, and enrich all who seek a relationship with God and to help provide a vehicle where our faith can be expressed and strengthened. Even as we believe music to be a central expression of faith, devotion, praise, piety, and celebration, we also believe it is a fundamental vehicle of evangelism and outreach into the community. We affirm that music has been since the beginning of time an avenue used by God as a means to redeem and edify humanity, and is understood as a paramount medium whereby the God/human, human/God relationship is expressed. We therefore strive to offer God and this worshipping community our very best music, not as a reflection of our greatness or because God requires artistic perfection, but because we strive to honor and give thanks for the gifts God has first given us!

HPU Chapel Choir

The Chapel Choir

Chapel Choir serves as the resident choir for the Chapel at High Point University. This ensemble rehearses every Monday and Wednesday and participates in every Chapel service throughout the year. Members of Chapel Choir come from all academic disciplines across campus and have a wide range of experience singing in choirs. What each member shares in common is a love of singing and a desire to sing music to the glory of God at a high level of artistic expression. For members seeking to gain experience leading in church music, opportunities exist for planning, researching, rehearsing, conducting, and implementing worship services under the guidance of the director. To be selected for this ensemble, auditions are held in the fall and spring of each year. All members may receive academic credit (register for MUS 1320 for 1 credit hour). Required rehearsals are Mondays, 5:10-6:25 p.m., and participation in weekly chapel services is required.

If you are interested in scheduling an audition, contact Dr. Marc Foster at

HPU Genesis Gospel Choir

Genesis Gospel Choir

Genesis Gospel Choir is a student-run gospel choir directed by Anthony Foster, Janay Peebles, and Kiara Johnson. GGC embodies the spirit of Christ and passes it into their community through faith, love, and fellowship with the intention of uniting believers of all backgrounds. Each month, Genesis serves churches located in the Triad area, as well as the privilege to participate in Chapel on Wednesday nights. Rehearsals are on Sundays from 3:30-5:00 pm and Thursdays from 7:30-9:00 pm. GGC welcomes anyone with the heart to sing for Jesus and grow closer to others through faith. Genesis is more than a choir; it is a family.

For more information, please contact Gabrielle Banks at

HPU Collision Worship Band

Collision Contemporary Worship Band

Collision Worship Band is a student-founded and student-run organization, dedicated to creating more intimate worship experiences and helping others to praise God through contemporary worship songs. Led by Austin Pinelli, Rowan Grieb and Olivia Krodel, Collision leads a portion of weekly worship, and leads a worship service of their own every semester. Rehearsals are on Mondays and Thursdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m., and Wednesdays at 4:30p.m. before chapel. Singers, guitarists, pianists and drummers are needed, but all prospective members are asked to set up an audition with the leaders of the Collision to join.

If you are interested in scheduling an audition for the band, contact Olivia Krodel at


Weekly Chapel: Reverse Offering

An example of the interactive, innovative worship we experience on Wednesday nights

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Worship services at High Point University are held Wednesday evenings, 5:30-6:20 p.m in Hayworth Chapel.

Rev. Andria Williamson, Manager of Chapel Programs
Phone: (336) 841-9132