Music Ministry

Music is an integral and cherished part of worship services at Swarthmore Presbyterian Church. We believe that music for services should reflect, support, and reiterate the Word, with the lectionary and church day as its guide. We invite all who feel called to share music for the glory of God to participate in the Music Ministry at Swarthmore Presbyterian Church.

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir sings weekly for the 10:15 am. Worship in the Sanctuary service. All high school-age students and adults are welcome. We work together to develop a collective sense of community that enables us to share God’s love through music with one another, our congregation, and our community.

Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7:30 pm; Sundays, 9:30 am

Youth Choir

The Youth Choir sings about every month for the 10:15 am Worship in the Sanctuary service. All youth in grades 6-12 are welcome. We work together to give voice to our growing faith in God and develop our leadership as a community of music-makers for worship.

Rehearsals: Thursdays, 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm

Children’s Choir

The Children’s Choir sings about every month for the 10:15 am Worship in the Sanctuary service. All children in grades 1-5 are welcome. We work together to learn about faith through song and how to use our best singing voices for worship.

Rehearsals: Sundays, 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Chancel Bell Choir

The Chancel Bell Choir rings about every month for the 10:15 am. Worship in the Sanctuary service. All high school-age students and adults with basic music-reading skills are welcome. We work together to share music that enhances the beauty of worship. Although there may be only 13 “positions” in the bell choir, substitutes are also always in demand. 

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm

Roster of Instrumentalists and Singers

This is a roster of instrumentalists and singers who enjoy participating every once in a while as soloists or in a small ensemble for Worship in the Chapel or Sanctuary, for special services like Taize, and for informal music-making opportunities like the Advent Carol Sing. You are invited to add your name to the roster by contacting Meghan Meloy Ness, Director of Music Ministries, or Dorrie McGrath, Volunteer Coordinator.  Music-makers in every generation are welcome!

Director of Music Ministry E-mail

Volunteer Coordinator E-mail

If you would like more information about how to be a participant in the Music Ministry at Swarthmore Presbyterian Church,
please contact Meghan Meloy Ness, Director of Music Ministries, at Meghan.meloy.ness@swarthmorepres.org.

The Value of Music for Worship

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