Music-Ministries

Music ministry is an important part of our church. We strive to put all our musical gifts and diverse styles to use in worship for the glory of God and the spiritual nourishment of the congregation. We invite you to consider how you might participate in the music ministry at SCPC. Come, join us!

For more information call the church office at 704-588-1290.

Choir for Adults

Praise Team

Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 PM
Choir for Adults

The Praise Team leads the praise and worship songs during our 11:00 a.m. service each Sunday morning. This group is always looking for singers, as well as guitarists, bassists, drummers and keyboardists. Come jam with us!

Chancel Choir

Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 PM
Choir for Adults

The Chancel Choir is our main Adult Choir and is comprised of members who exhibit a deep commitment to the ministry of music and worship at Steele Creek. They lead the worship of the 11:00 a.m. service each Sunday morning and provide music for the church’s festival days and special liturgies. The Chancel Choir begins its season with a retreat each year in the Fall. Anyone interested in singing with the Chancel Choir should call with the Director of Music.

Gloria Dei Ringers

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 PM
Choir for Adults

The Gloria Dei Ringers is comprised of adults and high school youth that have a passion for ringing bells. No previous experience in handbell ringing is necessary. Rehearsals incorporate learning basic techniques in ringing and maintenance, along with preparing music for occasional use in worship and other church events. If you ring bells or would like to learn, call the Director of Music.

Choir for Youth/Children

Chancel Choir (grades 6-12)

Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 PM
Choir for Youth & Children

Committed youth are encouraged to participate with the adult chancel choir as we prepare challenging music for weekly worship services.

Gloria Dei Ringers (grades 6-12)

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 PM
Choir for Youth & Children

Youth who can read music can join the handbell choir! We are looking for musicians who can commit to weekly rehearsals and occasional Sunday morning performances.

Youth Praise team (grades 6-12)

Sundays, 5:00-5:30 PM
Choir for Youth & Children

The Youth Praise Team is for youth who enjoy singing and playing praise music and are able to make a commitment to regular attendance. This group leads the youth worship service on the Sunday evenings that Youth Group meets. We are looking for singers, guitarists, keyboardists, and drummers. We will teach you! Come jam with us! Call the Director of Music if you are interested.

Carol Choir (Grades K 5)

Tuesdays, 6:00-6:30 PM
Choir for Youth & Children

The Carol Choir is for our elementary aged children. We celebrate our faith through singing, moving and musical activities. This high-energy, fast-paced class will teach children scripture through song, worship liturgies and traditions through activities, and a discipline for group participation in music. Come Join the fun!

Carol Chimes

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:00 PM
Choir for Youth & Children

The Carol Chimes is the first “formalized” ensemble for musicians in our program. Each rehearsal provides a creative learning environment for musical development in which children will sing, learn to play chimes, and begin to read music. Carol Chimes performs occasionally in worship at the 11:00 a.m. service.

Additional Ensembles

Summer Singers

June thru August
Additional Ensembles

The Summer Singers Choir is comprised of individuals who have a passion for singing, but yet are unable to commit to regular rehearsals during the choir season. Open to all singers high school age and above, this choir meets Thursday evenings during the summer months to rehearse anthems for the following Sunday.

Bereavement Choir

Rehearsals - As Called
Additional Ensembles

The Bereavement Choir is a special ministry of Steele Creek that seeks to provide a prayerful environment through the use of God’s gift of music for funerals. This ad hoc choir rehearses prior to the service, as called upon by the Director of Music.

The Organs and Instruments of Steele Creek Presbyterian

Additional Ensembles

The organ is central to the Church’s music ministry. It supports congregational singing, accompanies the choir, and provides repertoire drawn from the centuries of sacred music written specifically for the organ in worship. Steele Creek is fortunate to have two pipe organs housed in the Sanctuary and in Gwynn Chapel.

The Sanctuary organ is the first mechanical action organ of builder, Ralph Blakely. Originally installed in 1978 the organ underwent renovation in 1996 at which time the action was modified to electric action with pull-downs and a detached, moveable console was installed. The organ consist of two manuals and forty-one ranks and is ideally placed on the central axis of the Sanctuary for maximum projection.

The organ in Gwynn Chapel was built in 1987 by the W. Zimmer & Sons Organ Company of Charlotte, NC. Ideally suited as a practice instrument, Opus 405, is a unified instrument of three ranks over two manuals and pedal and serves the intimate space of Gwynn Chapel perfectly.

Additional musical instruments of Steele Creek include numerous pianos including a 7′ Kawai RX6 grand. The Handbell Ensembles of Steele Creek ring on a four octave set of Malmark Handbells and a three octave set of Malmark Chimes.