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 11:00am 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. The Chancel Choir gathers together each Sunday morning at 10:35am in the Music Suite after Sunday School to rehearse music used in the 11:00am worship service. We are always looking for members and guests to join us in the Choir Loft on Sunday morning to lead God’s people in worship. We welcome participants of all generations and ability levels, ages 13 & up.
The Hand Bell Choir plays a five-octave set of Shulmerich bells and two octaves of chimes. Hand bell ringing is fun, develops musicianship and teamwork, and adds an exhilarating aspect to worship. Thirteen ringers are required to play the entire set. With rehearsals on select Wednesdays at 6:30pm, the hand bell choir participates in worship on many occasions throughout the year. We welcome participants of all generations and ability levels, ages 13 & up.
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 Sunday mornings as part of Sunday School, and performances take place during worship services throughout the church year.