"I have never heard the music in our Sanctuary sound more glorious! What was so meaningful was the way in which it seemed to invite people into a place of worship that was more open, authentic, and honest. The musicians
skillfully played in tune with the Spirit that was present in the community at that moment, and it opened up something incredibly special... a true
encounter with the divine. I think there were a few members of our congregation who were a bit skeptical about what this "jazz worship" would
entail. Afterward, they were asking when they would be back!!!"
April Blaine, Associate Pastor
Riverside United Methodist Church
The Sanctuary Jazz Experience
and Chuck Marohnic
"(Chuck's) capacity to lead, to support, and to enhance the movement and rhythm of worship brings the liturgy to a full-voiced praise of God. In Chuck Marohnic music, art and the liturgy are one."
Coordinator of the Network
for the Study of U.S. Lifestyles, author of
"The Spectacle of Worship in a Wired World"
"What really impresses me about Chuck Marohnic is not only his extraordinary musicianship, but the way he combines his musical gifts with a solid - even inspired - sense of worship aesthetics. Chuck worships as he plays, and plays as he worships. Anymore, I don't even think of Chuck as a pianist. He himself is an instrument. God plays through him, and does so in ways that open us up more fully to God's Presence, inspiring us to both higher and deeper levels of worship."
Rev. Eric E. Elnes, Ph.D., Senior Minister
Countryside Community Church, Omaha, NE
"Chuck Marohnic is much, much more than a terrific jazz pianist and band leader/educator. He turns his art into corporate worship. The liturgical result of his committed Christian creativity is not a weekly showpiece, but, rather, the foundation of the finest innovative worship experiences I have ever known."
Eugene L. Lowry
Wm. K. McElvaney Professor of Preaching Emeritus, Saint Paul School of Theology,
Kansas City, MO
"Chuck Marohnic’s ministry of music was an important time of worship and a true spiritual experience for our congregation and community. The church was filled twice on a Sunday in August, both for morning worship and an evening Sanctuary Jazz Experience. Chuck’s improvisations are appealing melodically, harmonically, and rhythmically, but they go far beyond musical entertainment. His music draws the listener into the spirituality of the music, effectively creating a musical space where the Christian spirit can be refreshed. There is clearly a spiritual dimension which goes beyond musical enjoyment."
Director of Music and Arts
First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach, Florida