“Above all sing spiritually. Have an eye to God in every word you sing…”
(from John Wesley’s “Directions for Singing” in Select Hymns, 1761.)
Great care is taken by our worship leaders to provide our congregation with opportunities to engage with the Divine through a variety of musical offerings in worship. Congregational singing of a diverse repertoire of hymns and songs is central to our corporate worship and is a way in which we remain connected to our Wesleyan heritage.
There are no auditions to participate in the music ministries of this church, and we welcome all who love music to join us in the joy of making music together. We strive for excellence in all our musical offerings so that we might glorify God together in worship.
Please Note: Due to the COVID pandemic restrictions, most of our music ensembles are on hold or operating on a limited basis until it is safe to resume.
The Chancel Choir leads the congregation in worship during our 10:15 Traditional service each Sunday, in addition to presenting a number of special programs throughout the year. Our repertoire is drawn from a wide range of periods, styles, languages, and cultures, with careful attention to how the texts we sing amplify or augment the liturgy of the day.
Rehearsals: Wednesdays 7:30-9:00 p.m. and Sundays 9:45 -10:10 a.m. in the music suite.
Contact: For more information, click here to contact Laura Ritter, Director of Music Ministry
Celebration Worship Team
The Celebration Service music is led by vocal teams and band each week at 10:15 a.m. in the Saint Mark Center. During this service, music is primarily contemporary and upbeat with keyboards, guitars, and percussion.
Rehearsals: Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm and Sundays 9:45 0 10:10 am in the Saint Mark Center (gym)
Contact: For more information, click here to contact John Glenn, Celebration Worship Leader.
The Gospel According to Saint Mark Singers was formed by laypersons who love to sing modern gospel music, most of which is sung a cappella and always sung without the music. They often sing during worship at Saint Mark, and are often invited to sing at other venues in the Upstate.
Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 5 – 6 pm in the music suite.
Contact: Click here to contact Diane Caster.
Over the years, our children and youth have been very active in our Saint Mark music program. We are confident that the music programs for our younger disciples will return when it is safe and when we hire a new Minister of Family Outreach.