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Music Opportunities at Old South Church


Music Opportunities at Old South Church

Our music ministry provides many ways to explore faith and connect more deeply to the life of the church. Whether you sing, ring, or simply have an appreciation for the arts, there is a place for you among Old South’s ensembles:

FESTIVAL CHOIR   Rehearse: Thursdays, 6:30 to 8PM; Sundays, 10 to 10:45AM

For those able to commit to regular rehearsal attendance, Festival Choir offers unparalleled opportunities to explore and perform a dazzling array of choral literature at a high level. A dedicated group of volunteer singers supported by Old South’s professional Choral Fellows, we present music each week at Festival Worship from September through June. Contact Mitchell Crawford ( for more information.

FIRST SINGERS   Rehearse: Sundays, 8:30 to 8:55AM

This ensemble of First Worshippers — and those who appreciate great music but may be unable to commit to weekly rehearsals — presents music at First Worship each week. If singing makes your heart soar, you are warmly invited to join us, no experience necessary! Contact Mitchell Crawford ( for more information.


GOSPEL CHOIR   Rehearse: once monthly, in advance of Jazz Worship

Under the direction of Tim Harbold, we provides a soulful ministry of music, inclusiveness, and diversity, singing once a month at Jazz Worship. The choir participates in our annual Martin Luther King celebrations, and performs a concert each spring. Contact Tim Harbold ( for more information.


CHILDREN’S CHOIR    Rehearse: Sundays, 9AM or 11AM

This fun and engaging ensemble offers the perfect opportunity for your child to explore the variety of ways we praise God through music. The Children’s Choir sings in Worship several times a year, presenting a Christmas Pageant in December. Contact Amy Budka ( for more information. 


OLD SOUTH RINGERS   Rehearse: Tuesdays, 6:00 to 7:30PM

Under the direction of Peter Coulombe and utilizing Old South’s substantial collection of handbells and chimes, we perform during Festival Worship Service once a month from September through June, as well as for special events — including Christmas and Spring Concerts. All skill levels welcome! Contact Peter Coulombe ( for more information.