Music in worship inspires us, calls us to worship, and helps us express our love for God. South Highland Presbyterian Church offers a number of ways for people to participate in the ministry of music:
The Chancel Choir is open to anyone with a love for sacred music. This choir leads in the 11:00 Sunday morning worship hour. The choir rehearses on occasional Sunday afternoons following the morning worship service. The choir sings traditional anthems and prepares more significant works several times during the year. Recent larger works include Vivaldi's Gloria, Pergolessi's Magnificat, Stanford's Magnificat, Mozart's Missa Brevis and Haydn's Little Organ Mass. Rehearsals for the choir take place every other Sunday after the morning worship service.
The Hand Bell Choir plays a five-octave set of Shulmerich bells and two octaves of chimes. Hand bell ringing is fun and develops musicianship and teamwork, and adds an exhilarating aspect to worship. Thirteen ringers are required to play the entire set. With rehearsals on Wednesdays at 6:15, the hand bell choir participates in worship on many occasions throughout the year.
Children’s Vocal Choirs are available for youngsters of elementary school age, giving them an opportunity to learn music, learn to use music in worship, perform music composed for their age group and abilities, and enjoy making music with folks their age. Practice time is on Wednesday evenings, and performances take place during worship services throughout the church year.
For more information on South Highland's music ministries, please contact Philip Copeland, Director of Music Ministries. For children’s music, email Jamie McLemore. To follow the South Highland Choir Blog, look here.