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Choral

Adult Choir

Ages: 18+, high school students may join by audition

What

The Adult Choir is a volunteer choir that provides music leadership for Second Presbyterian Church’s traditional Sunday services and special services such as All Saints, Christmas, and Easter. Additionally, the Adult Choir participates in public performances of choral masterworks and international tours on a biannual basis, building Christian community beyond the walls of Second Presbyterian through the glorification of God’s word in music.

When

The Adult Choir rehearses on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and sings for both the 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services each Sunday, as well as some special services throughout the liturgical year.

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This is the perfect time to consider becoming a member of the SPC Music Ministry by joining the Adult Choir.

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Chamber Choir

Ages: 18+, high school students may join by audition

What

The Chamber Choir of SPC is an auditioned ensemble of professional singers and select members of the larger Adult Choir that serve as section leaders in the larger chorus. The size of this ensemble varies according to the needs of the services in which they participate and the demands of the repertoire.

When

The Chamber Choir traditionally rehearses immediately following Adult Choir rehearsals, with additional rehearsals scheduled as needed.

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In addition to serving as section leaders for the Adult Choir, the Chamber Choir provides service music for regular worship services, special services, and public performances as well as for weddings and funerals held at Second Presbyterian Church.

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Youth Choir

Ages: Grades 6-12

The youth choir singing

What

The Youth Choir of Second Presbyterian Church is a volunteer chorus made up of students from SPC’s Youth Program. Activities for this ensemble include worship leadership, retreats, concerts, touring, and local musical events.

When

The Youth Ensemble traditionally rehearses from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Learn More

In addition to serving as a musical extension of the Second Presbyterian Youth, the Youth Choir is designed to promote appreciation for liturgical music and foster practical skills in music performance and worship leadership. As such, Youth Choir participants may audition for the adult choir once they enter high school. We are proud of our many alumni who have gone on to pursue careers in music and worship leadership as singers, conductors, and pastors.

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Children’s Music

At Second Presbyterian Church we welcome all children to participate in the music ministry of the church. We promise to find ways for every child to be involved. We invite parents to share with us the most helpful ways to teach your child, and share the love of God and music with your young musician. All God’s children are welcome to participate at whatever level they are comfortable.

Children’s Choir

Kindergarten through fifth graders are invited to join us on Wednesday evenings during the school year, 6:00-6:45 p.m. This choir offers music several times during the school year. Children work on developing their singing voices, basic musical skills, early music reading, as well as growing in their faith through song.

Children’s Bells

Children’s Bells meet on Wednesday evenings, 6:45-7:15 p.m. during the school year. Children start with choir, then transition to bells. While children are invited and encouraged to participate in both ensembles, it’s perfectly acceptable to choose one or the other. This ensemble offers music in worship several times during the school year.

Children’s Sunday School Music

During Sunday School music we sing songs that help us grow in our faith and include songs that emphasize themes and stories being taught in the daily lessons. Example: The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builder, Matthew 7:24-27, and the song, The Wise Man Built His House Upon the Rock. Music happens during the gathering time for our elementary aged children, and during the Sunday School hour for our preschoolers.

Handbells

Day & Evening Ringers

Day Ringers & Evening Ringers are open to all adults who want to ring, and accommodate all skill levels. Day Ringers rehearses Mondays at 11:30 a.m. Evening Ringers rehearses Sundays at 6:00 p.m. These ensembles meet September through May.

Praeclara Ringers

Our church is the host to Praeclara Ringers, an advanced community ensemble that rehearses at Second Presbyterian on Thursday evenings. Praeclara Ringers requires advanced skills and an audition interview before participating. Praeclara Ringers have concerts year round.

Youth Ringers

Our Youth Ringers program is growing! Come join us. Our ensemble rehearses during the school year, Sundays at 4:30 p.m. and offers music in worship on a regular basis. One of the things this group loves doing is ringing in our community, and bringing bells to the driveways and doorsteps of our church members who are not able to get out.

Meet our Staff

Second Presbyterian Church’s Music Ministry is led by an energetic and caring staff dedicated to providing opportunities for you to share your love of music with others in meaningful ways.

Praeclara

A performing arts organization supported by Second Presbyterian Church of Little Rock

Praeclara is a multidisciplinary performing arts company that offers a blend of dance, choral, operatic, and orchestral performances. We seek to provide artistic experiences that are both excellent and rare: excellent because we provide an innovative showcase for talented performing artists from around Arkansas, and rare because Praeclara performances surprise and challenge our audiences. Praeclara events are designed to stimulate the senses, provoke thought, and start conversations.

Choir Recordings

Cantate Domino by Hans Leo Hassler

Dr. Bevan Keating, Conductor

God Is Gone Up by Gerald Finzi

Dr. Bevan Keating, Conductor
Adam Savacool, Organist