SCC Music - so many ways to enjoy!

choirThe Music Ministry at South Church is dependent on our dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers who rehearse weekly throughout the church year preparing for their contribution to our public worship and outreach into our community. If you like singing and laughter, look no further!

We joyfully welcome new members!

Chancel Choir

choirThe Chancel Choir, led by Music Director Mattie Banzhaf, sings every Sunday, rehearses every Thursday, and explores anthems old and new, from traditional favorites to unusual but accessible music. Consider joining the Chancel Choir!



The Handbell Ringers, currently led by our Music Director, enjoy creating the unique sound of a bell choir. Each ringer has just two bells, yet when they're all played in sequence they play familiar hymn tunes in interesting arrangements. Because of this way of creating music, and because everyone is eager to help newcomers learn the ringing ropes, this is a wonderful way to join in community... and you don't really need to read music. Consider joining the Handbell Ringers!



Solo Singing or Instrumental Playing

Members and friends of the congregation often offer their individual musical gifts with solo singing or instrumental playing.  We have had flutes, viola da gamba, guitars both classical and folk, drums, smallpipes, violin, and many other instruments.
We even have a “House Band” for our outstanding Celebration Sundays, which occur several times a year!   Consider offering your own unique musical gifts for worship services!



Instant Choir

Instant Choir needs no commitment at all, just a love of singing.  Simply show up a half-hour before the service when Instant Choir is announced and join the easy anthem. Definitely plan to sing with Instant Choir!


Hot Cat Jazz Band

Every November Ross Tucker and the Hot Cat Jazz Band enliven the service with their exciting jazz arrangements. This is always an enthusiastic and toe-tapping service!  The South Church congregation appreciates a wide variety of music in our services.  Feel the beat and join the exaltation!


Keyboard Instruments

South Church is blessed to have world-class keyboard instruments, played each week by our organist.  The chancel holds an Austin 2-manual organ and a beautifully reconditioned Steinway grand piano.  A magnificent Mason-Hamlin grand piano graces the choir room, and a fine Hailun upright is in the Parlor. There's also a much-loved Baldwin Hamilton upright piano in Fellowship Hall for use by Good Company Theater, Salmon Brook Music Series, Thanksgiving and Interdenominational services, and more!  Concerts at South Church make good use of these outstanding instruments.  Watch for notices of concerts at South Church and enjoy the music!


Sunday Services

Service Times

  • 8:30 am ~ Meditative
  • 10:00 am ~ Celebrative



Everyone is welcome to partake of communion.

  • 1st Sunday Each Month


Additional Info

Join a Music Program

Share your gifts!

If you are curious about music at South Church, please speak to Mattie Banzhaf or any Music Committee member, or any member of the Chancel Choir or Handbell Ringers.

And if you don't know any of those folks, just tap on anyone's shoulder and they will introduce you to the right folks.


SCC Happenings

Sat Feb 24 @ 6:30PM -
Hungry Hearts Fundraiser
Tue Feb 27 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Tue Feb 27 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM
Wed Feb 28 @ 7:00PM - 07:45PM
Handbell Ringers
Thu Mar 01 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Chancel Choir
Tue Mar 06 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Tue Mar 06 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM
Wed Mar 07 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Property Meeting
Thu Mar 08 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Chancel Choir
Sat Mar 10 @ 7:30PM -
SBMS Presents Richard Wood & Gordon Belsher