Central Presbyterian has a wide range of musical opportunities for people of all ages – members and visitors, performers and attendees. Sunday mornings feature wonderful music, but we also continue throughout the week and throughout the year!
Our chancel choir is made up of members of the congregation and a paid section leader for each section (soprano, alto, tenor, bass). The choir sings at the 11:00 A.M. service each Sunday (except for the month of July), plus various special services. In addition, the choir usually performs one or two large works during the year with orchestra, brass, and/or organ.
The choir rehearses on Wednesday nights from 7:30-9:00 P.M. up on the third floor. Come join us! Anyone in the choir will tell you that we enjoy a special fellowship and closeness with one another through our sharing of music and the chance to lead in worship.
For more information, please contact
, CPC's Director of Music Ministry.
Service Music (11:00)
The music for the 11:00 Sunday morning worship service is traditional, with hymns taken primarily from The Presbyterian Hymnal (1990). Accompaniment for congregational singing is on organ or occasionally on piano, and sometimes is enhanced by additional instrumentalists.
Every Thursday at noon, we host a free 30-minute concert in the sanctuary! Join us for lunch afterwards, too, if you'd like.
Along with the wonderful musicians of CPC, we're proud to have instrument of quality to accompany them, in the sanctuary and elsewhere!
Since 2006, Central Presbyterian Church has been a venue for the SXSW Music Festival. Naturally, we're quite proud of the beauty of our space and the work done by our volunteers, but we really don't need to do any bragging - there are plenty of reviewers, bloggers, and general World Wide Web writers who do all the "bragging" that we need!
The following was included in the program for The Dedication Recital on November 2, 1975
The First Southern Presbyterian Organ of 1975 is an instrument containing three manual and one pedal claviers. The swell and choir-positiv are under expression; the great and pedal are unenclosed. The action is electro-pneumatic. There are several features of this instrument which are unusual for organs of this size.—the Cornet, the two mixtures at different pitch levels, and the Rohrflöte on the great; the choice of Sesquialtera and Terz for solo work; 2-foot principal stops on each division; a choice of 2-foot stops on the choir; a full complement of reeds (16', 8' and 4’) on the swell; and a well-developed pedal.