MINISTRY OF MUSIC

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Have you ever wondered how the pipe organ in the GSPC Sanctuary operates?

Where do those sounds come from, and how are they made?

 Join Tommy Watts for a close-up demonstration and hymn sing featuring the grand Rieger-Kloss pipe organ. Seating will be limited to the choir loft surrounding the organ console for an intimate time to experience the sound and acoustical presence of the instrument while learning about its many features and hearing favorite organ works and hymns.

Make your RSVP to the church office. Seating is limited to the choir loft.

 

Enter into his gates with singing
and into his courts with praise!
— Psalm 100

The Music and Fine Arts Ministry of Government Street Presbyterian Church seeks to serve God through enhancement and fortification of the message, spirit and experience of worship by quality sacred music and fine arts.  We serve our congregation and reach out into our community through quality offerings of music and fine arts designed to bless all those who worship and share with us in special events, concerts and sacred arts.

Choral Ministries

The Cherub Choir for ages 3 through 1st grade rehearses Sunday mornings at 9:30 on the first floor of the Educational Building. Designed to be an introduction to both music and rhythm and sacred children’s tunes, the Cherub Choir prepares to sing in worship at least once a semester and for our Annual Christmas Pageant – often becoming the living animals of the stable and angels!

The Children’s Choir for grades 2-5th rehearses Sundays mornings at 9:30 on the first floor of the Educational Building.   Designed to prepare and train young Christians to sing in two part harmony, the Children’s Choir prepares and presents anthems for worship two to three times a semester and provides player/actors for our Annual Christmas Pageant.

The Sanctuary Choir welcomes all ages high school through senior adult who love to sing.  The Sanctuary Choir sings each Sunday, September through May. During the summer months, select vocal and instrumental options punctuate the worship service. Performances are rehearsed and presented several times a year with orchestral accompaniment.  Both members and non-members of GSPC are welcomed and encouraged to join the Choir. College scholarship singers also participate.

Sacred Tones Handbell Choir is open to anyone who has ever wanted to play.  The bell choir is featured in worship each month and through worship-hour concerts.  The ensemble rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. in the West Balcony of the Sanctuary.

Other Ministries

From time to time, the Music and Fine Arts Ministry displays art work created by members of our congregation following concerts given at Government Street Presbyterian Church. We also display art work created by children from the Boys & Girls Club of Lower Alabama.
 
The Rieger-Kloss Pipe Organ is available for organ students and professionals for instruction, practice and performance. For guidelines and information contact the church office.

Outreach Ministries

Westminster Village Music Ministry

This program is an outreach program shared with the residents of Westminster Village of Spanish Fort, Alabama.  The once-a-month sing along program features Broadway, Holiday, and special seasons music such as patriotic and Valentine's Day selections.  Consult the church calendar for the dates and times for each month's offering.  Each program is approximately 30-60 minutes in length.  This music ministry is led by the Director of Music Ministries and anyone from the church and Music Ministry families that wish to participate.

Organ Recitals

Offered on Wednesday’s at noon during Lent and Advent.

 Those interested in participating in any of our musical offerings are encouraged to do so.

Contact Us

If you wish to know more about Music and Fine Arts ministries of GSPC or are interested in joining or assisting, please contact:

Tommy Watts | Director of Music & Organist

tommy@gspcmobile.org | 251.434.9325



PRAISE THE LORD IN HIS SANCTUARY,
PRAISE HIM IN THE FIRMAMENT OF HIS POWER...
PRAISE HIM WITH STRINGED INSTRUMENTS AND ORGANS.
LET EVERYTHING THAT HAS BREATH PRAISE THE LORD!  PRAISE YE THE LORD!
— Psalm 150