South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church offers dynamic music programming for all ages that focuses on praising God through joyous song, the playing of instruments and engaging fellowship. We are always striving for musical excellence, but we have a ton of fun along the way! 

For more information, please contact Zach Bowyer, director of music & organist, [email protected]. 


Two Sundays per month - 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Check-in: Sanctuary (Coffee Grounds entrance)

During this time, children will sing, creatively engage with Bible stories and explore various instruments in peer age groups. Pizza is served. Four to six times per year, the children will sing, play instruments or display their creations during Sunday worship. 

Please register on Realm. Registration is required.

Jubilate Choir

Sundays - 4:15 PM
Choir Room

The Jubilate Choir is open to all middle and high school students who like to sing in a group and love developing new friendships. They lead worship with the Chancel Choir every four to six weeks and sing a wide variety of repertoire including hymn arrangements, spirituals and songs from different global cultures. 

Exultate Ringers

Sundays - 3:45 PM

The Exultate Ringers is open to high school youth (grades 9-12). They lead worship every six to eight weeks. Through easy-to-medium repertoire, together, we learn how to ring handbells and read music. Limited spots are available.

Gaudete Ringers

Sundays - 3:45 PM
Room 302

The Gaudete Ringers is open to middle school youth (grades 6-8). This group plays the handchimes and is led by Helen Castle and Gayle Ireland.  Through easy-to-medium repertoire, together, we learn how to ring handchimes and read music. Limited spots are available.

Chancel Choir

Wednesdays 7:00 PM - 8:30PM
Choir Room (Chapel Building)

The Chancel Choir, comprising of about forty voices, leads worship through song every Sunday for our 10:10 a.m. worship service. This group serves as the foundation for our Music Ministry and sings a wide variety of repertoire, including hymn arrangements, classical pieces, specially commissioned works and music from different cultures.

No matter your skill or experience, you will have a place in our choir, and we’d love to welcome you! 

Chancel Ringers

Wednesdays - 6:00 PM - 7PM

The Chancel Ringers is our adult handbell choir that plays medium-to-advanced repertoire. They lead worship through solo handbell arrangements and hymn accompaniments every four to six weeks. Prior handbell experience is recommended. 

Festival Singers

Select Wednesdays - 7:00PM - 7:45PM
Choir Room (Chapel Building)

The Festival Singers is a low-commitment group who partners with the Chancel Choir to lead worship through song for special services, including the Festival of Carols, Tenebrae, Easter and Pentecost. This group is designed to welcome those who want to sing but cannot make a weekly commitment to join our Chancel Choir. 

Beginning to Ring: Handbells 101

Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. this Summer, beginning June 6 Sanctuary

Beginning to Ring is for budding musicians who are looking to learn more about the art of handbell ringing and reading music. This class is open to youth and adults. Come any Thursday -  no RSVP needed. Contact: Zach Bowyer

The Organ

South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church purchased the Allen Quantum Renaissance organ in 2009 in conjunction with the dedication of our beautiful Sanctuary. It is a 3-manual, classical organ with six schools incorporated into the highly technical computer system, each lending an authentic sound to the various styles offered during our worship services.