Music is the gift God gives us to express our greatest praise, our deepest longings, our joys, and our sorrows. Music touches the congregation in spiritual and personal ways, allowing each person to find a connection to grace that strengthens and encourages their faithfulness.
Our services have a traditional framework, with broad variations and creative directions. We sing fresh songs of praise alongside “old favorite” hymns of faith. We lead the congregation’s worship with songs performed by the choirs and instrumental arrangements. We encourage the congregation’s participation in hymns, prayer responses, and other musical elements of the service.
DIRECTORS OF MUSIC
Leaders of Our Music
Interim Director Of Music Ministries
Co-Director of Children's Choirs
OUR MUSIC GROUPS
Choirs and Handbells at Second Presbyterian
The Sanctuary Choir is the heart of the music ministry at Second Church. Its members share a love of music and are dedicated to enriching the worship experience for all. This choir leads the 10:50 a.m. Sunday worship service by presenting anthems and service music for most Sundays during the year and also presents special works accompanied by orchestra on the Concert Series. The Sanctuary Choir rehearses Wednesdays from September through mid-June, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
The Octet is the choir for the 8:30 a.m. Sunday worship service and is the core for the Sanctuary Choir at the 10:50 a.m. service. The members of the Octet are some of Louisville’s finest professional singers, appearing in many recitals and musicals and serving as soloists in major works throughout the area. The Octet rehearses with the Sanctuary Choir on Wednesday nights.
The Summer Choir We invite everyone who loves to sing and can read music, from youth through adults, to join our Summer Choir. This choir will provide music for five worship services: July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30 and August 6. The music can easily be learned by attending one or both of our Summer Choir rehearsals on Wednesdays June 21 or July 5, from 7-8pm in the choir room. There will also be pre-service rehearsal at 9:30 a.m. on each of those five weeks. For more information, contact Paula Roberts, interim Director of Music.
2nd Act is an enthusiastic, dedicated group bringing the glory and joy of God’s love to hundreds of residents in the region’s assisted-living facilities. They present programs of entertaining music, motion and song, emphasizing music familiar to their audiences. They rehearse Wednesday mornings, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
The Youth Choir is for students in 6-12th grade. They sing for the 10:50 Sunday worship service, offering introits at the beginning of worship and anthems within the service.
Children joyfully lifting their voices in praise of God is the main focus of every children’s choir at Second Presbyterian. While emphasizing their church choir participation as a ministry, children also learn to develop their singing voices. Each choir offers age-appropriate music for its group.
(4 ys old-Kindergarten)
This class meets: Wednesdays @ TBA
The Cherub Choir meets on Wednesday afternoons. They have fun learning songs appropriate for very young voices, and get their first lessons in how to sing. The Cherub Choir sings at the 10:50 a.m. Sunday worship service once each semester, and for the annual Christmas Pageant.
CAROL & CHAPEL CHOIR
This class meets: Wednesdays @ TBA
The Carol and Chapel Choirs have fun learning new songs and the basic skills needed to sing in a choir. They learn how to use their voices to make a beautiful sound! They sing in Sunday worship once or twice each semester, as well as for the annual Christmas Pageant. Children in this choir are also taught how to use their voices in a choir, as well as the basics of reading music. The combined choir sings in the 10:50 a.m. Sunday worship service, and for special services, and participates annually in the Chorister’s Guild Children’s Choir Festival. Rehearsals are on Wednesday afternoons September through May.
AUSTIN MEMORIAL BELLS
This is a talented group that rings regularly in worship and performs locally several times a year. The group also participates in handbell festivals. The group rehearses once weekly from September through May.
The group meets for the fun of learning and playing the handbells, free from pressure of participating in worship. The group, open to everyone, practices on Tuesdays from 12:45 to 2 p.m.