Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. — Psalm 95:1
S. Reed Carter, IV, Director of Music and Organist
The Chancel Choir of Salem Presbyterian Church (SPC) is comprised of youth and adults who provide special music for the 11:00 AM worship service (10:00 AM during the summer months), as well as support during hymns and other musical responses. Singing a wide range of traditional sacred and classical anthems, the choir also performs larger choral works. The members of the Chancel Choir are church members who love music, love singing, and love participating in the life of SPC. Anyone interested is invited and welcome to join the Chancel Choir. Our rehearsals are hard work but also great fun, great fellowship, and an opportunity to give thanks and praise. No previous musical experience is necessary—just a love of singing. The Chancel Choir rehearses on Wednesdays at 7:15 PM in the Choir Room.
SPC’s music ministry offers training choirs for children and youth age 2 1/2 through high school.
The groups are divided as follows:
The Cherub Choir: Children age 2 1/2-5 years old
The Children’s Choir: K-5th grade students
The Youth Choir: 6th-12th grace students
These choirs meet on Wednesdays during our RoundTable ministry (learn more under the GROW tab), and participants learn to use their singing voices, play musical games, and start learning music skills appropriate for their age. These choirs help lead us in worship approximately once a month during our 11:00 AM worship service (10:00 AM during the summer months).
The Handbell Choir provides music approximately once a month during 11:00 AM worship (10:00 during the summer months). Members of the Handbell Choir enjoy ringing together and working as a team. The Handbell Choir rehearses on Mondays from 7:00-8:30 PM.
SPC’s organ is a 1953 MOLLER OPUS 8505 and 2000 HAGERSTOWN ORGAN COMPANY CONSOLE.
Here are links to websites recommended by our Director of Music and Organist: