2363 Germantown Road South - Germantown, TN 38138 - Call us: 901-754-5195 Worship Times are Sundays: 8:30 am & 11 am Worship and 9:30 am Sunday School

Music Ministry

Music is an integral part of worship at Germantown Presbyterian. The Chancel Choir enhances the 11:00 worship service with awe-inspiring presentations. During the year, a variety of special musical events are presented. Many of these are accompanied by brass quintet, strings and other instruments in addition to the 32 rank pipe organ. The Chancel Choir rehearsals are Wednesdays 7:15 – 9:00 p.m. Children participate  through their own age-based singing choirs, plus a hand bell choir.

Adult Beginning Handbell Class Starting

  • 4-week beginner’s handbell course
  • starting on Wednesday, May 4
  • concluding May 25
  • whatever skill level you have, you are invited to join
  • no expectation of a long-term commitment
  • if at the end of the 4 weeks you wish to play more, that can be arranged
  • you may repeat the 4-week course when the class is offered again in the spring
  • meet on 2nd floor in room UL217
  • class begins @ 6:00 & ends @ 6:45 pm

If you are interested, call Carolyn Mason @ the church office 901/754-5195 or email at carolynm@germantownpres.org.

Other Music Opportunities at GPC

Chancel Choir

Chancel Choir

  • The GPC Chancel Choir is comprised of approximately 70 individuals (40-50 on average each Sunday) who love to sing and who are dedicated to leading our congregation in worship through music. The choir sings a mix of traditional anthem repertory, spirituals, contemporary/20th century selections as well as standard cantata and oratorio repertory. Trumpets, brass  quintet and various other instrumental combinations are used frequently to enhance the worship experience. The congregation has grown to anticipate and expect presentations of sections of Handel’s Messiah with Chamber Orchestra during Advent and Lent.
  • The choir sings regularly at the 11:00 a.m. Sunday worship service. On special occasions, Easter Sunday, the Sunday before Christmas and on Sundays featuring special music presentations the choir sings at both 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. (6-8 times a year). Rehearsals are at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday evenings. New choir members are always welcome. If you are new to GPC and have a choral background, the Chancel Choir is the place for you. Contact Jerold Teachey , Director of Music, at jeroldt@germantownpres.org for more information.

Children's Choir

Children’s Choir

Children’s choirs at Germantown Presbyterian Church will begin August 30. There will be two separate choirs this year both meeting 4:00-5:00 on Sunday afternoons. The Cherub choir for 4-6 year olds will meet with Karen Schowalter Cooper downstairs in the children’s area. The 2nd-5th grade children will also meet downstairs with their leader, Sandy Franks. The children will be exposed to traditional and current church music and a variety of musical instruments including guitar, kazoo and Orff teaching instruments. These choirs will present the skills they have learned both together and separately during worship services throughout the year, including special programs in December and May.  

The Handbell Choir

  • GPC handbell choirs are designed for all levels of abilities and ages. The goal of the handbell program is to glorify God with the gifts and talents He has given to us and to use those gifts as an offering for worship. Even if you have never rung a bell, the technique is simple. See the listing below to find your spot. Carolyn Mason is the director of each group 

Adult Ringers

  • Adult Ringers – For those who read music and have some ringing experience. Rehearsals are held each Sunday evening 6:00 – 7:15 in room UL217 .

Jr. Liberty Ringers

  • Jr. Liberty Ringers – For those children, third grade – fifth grade who love to create lots of different sounds using handbells, mallets and various other tools. This is part of the Kids Ring and Sing Sundays that meet each Sunday evening. Rehearsals are 5:00-6:00 in UL217 and begin August 30.

Beginner Handbells

  • Beginner Handbells – Anyone who wishes to learn how to ring handbells has the opportunity to take a crash course, Wednesday, May 4, 6:00 – 6:45.
  • Any previous music experience is not required.

Liberty Ringers

  • Liberty Ringers – For those youth, sixth grade – twelfth grade who have some music reading skill and enjoy being together to create music. This group meets 4:45 – 5:30 on Wednesday evenings.