MUSIC MINISTRY

"Glory to God" - the new Presbyterian hymnal - provides the central focus for the music ministry of South Aiken Presbyterian Church.  Hymn singing has been described by some as the "theology of the people in the pews - the congregation".  "Glory to God" features a mix of traditional hymns, new music with contemporary arrangements and texts, and faith songs from the Church around the world. The music ministry is further amplified by the adult choirs at the 8:45 and 11:00 am worship services, ably led by Phillip Hare, Director of Music and choir director, and Scott Chappell, organist and pianist.  The choirs annually present Christmas cantatas and other special music throughout the church year.

Other musical worship contributions are periodically made by The King's Strings, an instrumental ensemble led by member (and teacher) David Culp, and the SAPC Bell Ringers.

Choirs

We are blessed having both early and late service choirs.  Annually, the choirs combine to present a Christmas cantata.


The 'early' choir (8:45a) is usually small and generally sing melody.  They rehearse prior to the worship service in the Sanctuary.


The 'late' choir (11am) is usually larger and sings in standard four-part voices.  Rehearsal is weekly during the school year on Wednesday evening at 7pm in the choir room located in the Family Life Center (this building sets behind the Sanctuary, where the gym is located).  


Use of popular arrangers are Tom Fettke, Joseph Martin, Cindy Berry and many other well knowns.  However, there is a variety of music that can be heard at SAPC.  Our accompanist is a wonderful pianist who has an excellent voice too and will perform several times per year.


Phillip, our Music Director, invites anyone who loves to praise the Lord in song, to join our choirs. No one needs to know how to read music or know choral techniques because Phillip provides all the instruction you need in a delightful way. All you have to do is show up with a passion for singing.  You will be welcomed (and rewarded) as a part of the choir family.