“Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.” (Psalm 100:1-2)
Music Director: Verlyn Smoker
Music is truly a gift from God and a blessed way to express devotion and praise to Him. The Bible is replete with admonitions and commands for the believer to sing and make music unto the Lord, while also being a depository of songs themselves most obviously in the book of Psalms but in many other places as well. From Genesis to Revelation, from the song of Moses to the song of the Lamb, the Word of God is full of singing! This should not be surprising for the heart of the faithful is a heart of gratitude eager to express love and praise to the Triune God, and this is what the church of Jesus Christ has been joyfully doing for centuries in music and in the singing of God’s covenant people.
Music is a way believers can join together offering to God the honor and praise which is due unto Him alone, and Second Presbyterian Church has a long and rich tradition of excellence in making music for His glory. Here at Second Church we encourage participation by all our members, young and old, but especially those who are gifted by God. As a congregation we sing the hymns of the church from the 2nd century to the modern day, along with the Psalms of David and others written some 3000 years ago. As ensembles we sing the music of the universal church and our music ministry provides choral opportunities for all ages from pre-school through seniors. We strongly encourage those with gifts in music to participate in our choirs.
Age divisions and rehearsal times of our music ensembles.
Chancel Choir (Jr. High - Adult): Wednesdays: 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Hope Choir (K4 through Kindergarten): Wednesdays: 6:15 - 6:55 p.m.
Covenant Choir (1st through 6th grades): Wednesdays: 6:15 - 6:55 p.m.
Youth Choir (7th through 12th grades): Wednesdays: 6:15 - 6:55 p.m.
Summer Musical CAT Kids (K4-6th grade): Wednesdays: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (May to August)
Various Vocal Ensembles
Instrumental Solos and Ensembles
If you or your children are interested in participating in any of these ensembles there are no auditions and all are welcome!
Let us make the praise of our great God glorious as we make music for His glory alone!
Gratefully, in Christ,
Verlyn Smoker, Director of Music