Music

Through our incredibly rich music program, we strive to provide opportunities for everyone – young and old – of all musical tastes, backgrounds, and abilities. We know that making music together “out of our different cultures, languages, backgrounds, and, yes, musical tastes – can be a radical act.” But we want it to be said of South Church that we are a community that embraces each other. We want to be known as “the kind of place where they joyfully sing one another’s songs.” Come and hear the Bozeman Organ and the Steinway Concert Grand.

Sanctuary Choir (high school age and up)
Singers of all ages, from high school on up, meet together to laugh, share life, and make music to the glory of God. Many of our members are strong singers and all are willing to help new or nervous beginners.
Pentacostal Pickers (folk/gospel)
The Pentecostal Pickers Team is a Rockabilly/Folk band consisting of guitars, drums, mandolins, standup bass, fiddlers, hammered dulcimers and vocals. They present folk and gospel music at worship once a month.
South Church Ringers (handbells)
The Ringers play a 3 octave set of English handbells, sometimes using mallets, percussion, and choir chimes. Members have ranged in age from 8th grade to retirees and everyone has a blast! No experience or musical background is needed.
Cherub Choir (approx. ages 0-5)
The Cherub Choir nurtures our youngest singers. Together we will play, enjoying music and movement with a variety of fun activities and instruments with a parent or caregiver. Rehearsals will be weekly, lasting approximately 45 minutes. This group will sing for worship approximately once a month.
Carol Choir (kindergarten-grade 5)
We will meet weekly for 45 minutes of singing and games, where we explore what it means to make music at church in a fun, energetic, and welcoming environment.
Youth Choir (grades 6-8)
We will meet regularly to find fellowship in a faith community through music. We will sing a wide variety of inspirational music, including (but not limited to) rounds, world folk music,
traditional spirituals, pop and show tunes, and explore singing in parts.
Annual Musical
The South Church Players continues its 25+ year tradition of staging a musical each year. The 2018 production was Pippin. Past performances have included Wizard of Oz, Godspell, Children of Eden, Honk, The Music Man, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Annie and Seussical.

Come and join this long-standing, multi-generational small group fellowship . You are welcome to participate if you are young or old, new to the church or a long-time member. You are welcome if you are musically inclined, and we’ll take you if you’ve never sung a note on stage. In addition to actors, singers and dancers, this major project requires musicians, carpenters, sewers, painters, and lots of organizational people – as many as 150 altogether. Individual tryouts are held for featured parts and dance groups.

SC Music History Project
Over 300 years after South Church’s celebrated birth date, its history has been well documented and published, but there has been one overlooked aspect…music! More about the SC Music History Project here.

Interested in our Music Program? Contact Cathy Meyer, Minister of Music.