Music Ministry

Through our incredibly rich music program, we extend an extravagant welcome to allpeople of all ages, backgrounds, musical tastes, and abilities – to participate in our ministry. We have seven ensembles that meet weekly (or almost weekly), each seeking to feel how the Spirit is working through us to inspire and move people, bringing people together, and engaging us to feel God’s presence in our daily lives. Whether singing a hymn during worship or listening to the Bozeman Organ in concert, we hope you will be uplifted and nourished, feeling better for having attended.

All of our ensembles are overseen by Cathy Meyer, Minister of Music with support from Michaela Barczak and Jordan Jones. Scroll down for ensemble info and our Music Program calendar. Interested? Questions? Click here to email Cathy.

The youngest members of “The Bee Suite” music program are our HoneyComb Wednesdays and HoneyComb Thursdays (formerly Cherub Choir) for children ages 0-5 along with their parent or caregiver. Kids can join us either on Wednesdays (as a part of Wednesday Wonders with a time for play and fellowship following) 4-4:45PM, or Thursdays 11-11:45AM, singing and playing with director Cathy Meyer. Rehearsals will be held outdoors behind the church; masks are required for adults and encouraged for children. Please bring a blanket for your family to sit on; we will provide a large tarp to go under the blankets.

As part of “The Bee Suite” music program, the The Nectar (formerly lower-elementary from Carol Choir) is designed for children in kindergarten through 2nd grade to sing and play as a part of the Wednesday Wonders program, 4:00-6:00PM each Wednesday. This choir will meet with new director Michaela Barczak. Rehearsals will be held outdoors and masks are required.

The Hive (formerly upper-elementary from Carol Choir) welcomes children in grades 3-5 to “The Bee Suite” music program as they being to learn how to sing in parts while they play games and instruments, also as a part of the Wednesday Wonders program, with new director Jordan Jones. Rehearsals will be held outdoors and masks are required.

The oldest members of “The Bee Suite” music program are the Sting (formerly Youth Choir). Youth in middle- and high-school join each Sunday, 2:30-3:30PM to sing music from a variety of styles as well as play ukulele and other instruments with new director Jordan Jones. Rehearsals will be held outdoors and masks are required for now. Ukuleles are available to borrow from the church and no prior experience is necessary.

All are welcome to join the main Sanctuary Choir, our SC Ringers handbell ensemble, and/or smaller Chamber Choirs in providing virtual music for worship, whether you are a professional singer or just finding your voice.

Interested? Questions? Click here to email Cathy.

  • The Sanctuary Choir inspires and encourages congregational participation through strong leadership and enhancement of hymns and service music, whether we are worshipping in-person or virtually. Our repertoire encompasses a wide variety of styles, including everything from the great works in the classical canon, to spirituals of the twentieth century, to fresh arrangements of favorite hymns. The Sanctuary Choir often collaborates with guest musicians and other ensembles from within the church.
  • The South Church Ringers play a 5 octave set of English handbells and handchimes, sometimes using mallets and additional percussion instruments, playing for worship approximately six times each year. Members range in age from high school students to retirees and everything in between, providing a true intergenerational experience. All are welcome to join in the fun, regardless of musical background or knowledge.

Click to hear our Sanctuary Choir!

The South Church Ringers (adults/high schoolers) play a 5 octave set of English handbells and handchimes, sometimes using mallets and additional percussion instruments, playing for worship approximately six times each year. Members range in age from high school students to retirees and everything in between, providing a true intergenerational experience. All are welcome to join in the fun, regardless of musical background or knowledge.

Click the video to see our ringers! “Exuberance” by Margaret Tucker (C) 1996 Jubilate Music Group/Alfred Publishing. All rights reserved. Used with permission: OneLicense #A-736671.

South Church is fortunate to have many fine instrumentalists in our congregation who specialize in a wide variety of genres. If you (adults/high schoolers) are interested in offering music as a soloist or would like to join (or create!) an ensemble to provide music for worship, please contact our Minister of Music.

The Crossroads band is an eclectic group of adult musicians with influences ranging from Noel Paul Stookey and The Beatles to Alison Krauss and Lauren Daigle. Crossroads draws upon a diverse musical repertoire to find the place where music and scripture meet, complementing the message of worship using a combination of folk and acoustic contemporary Christian music.