Music Ministry

The Ministry of Music at Second Presbyterian Church is about leading the congregation in song and hymns, responses and liturgy, as choirs and congregation give musical wings to the Gospel. The Music Ministry is rooted in the vast treasury of old and new sacred art repertoire that unites strong, God-centered texts with well-crafted music. The Music Ministry is an integral part of the congregation's worship life and witness in downtown Richmond and beyond.

Adult Choir

Everyone who reads music and enjoys singing is welcome at Chancel Choir.

Sings at 11:00 am worship services, September through June. Rehearses Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9:15 pm; and Sunday mornings, 10:00 to 10:45 am

Adult Handbells

  • For senior high and adults with music reading skills
  • Plays for 11:00 am worship services
  • Rehearsals: Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the sanctuary
  • Led by Michael Simpson - simpsonmc2010@hotmail.com

The Organs

The organ in the sanctuary was built by the Noack Organ Company of Georgetown, Massachusetts, and installed in 1996. It has two manuals and pedals, tracker action, and thirty stops. For full information and photograph, click here.

The organ in the Chapel was built by the Von Beckerath Orgelbau of Hamburg, Germany, and installed in 1974. It has one manual and pedals, tracker action, and five stops, divided at middle C-C-sharp.