Adult Choir

Pam Wannie, Music Minister, playing at a special mid-week service dedicated to the music and ministry of theologian Howard Thurmond.


Go Tell It on the Mountain with jazz combo, Sunday, December 7, 2014


Diexa, Brazilian  – Sunday, October 12, 2014

Kekai no Tomo (Here, O God Your Servants Gather), Tokuo Yamaguchi, Tokyo  –  Sunday, October 12, 2014

Uyai Mose by Alexander Gondo, Zimbabwe- Sunday, October 12, 2014

Communion Interlude – Sunday, October 12, 2014

All Who Hunger Gather Gladly – Sunday, October 12, 2014




Touch the Earth Lightly – offered at worship Sunday, June 1, 2014


Oh How Beautiful, This Finely Woven Earth by Greg Jasperse, Composer
adult choir anthem offered for worship Sunday, June 1, 2014


Choir Rehearsal for Bob Chilcott’s A Little Jazz Mass.


A Little Jazz Mass by Bob Chilcott:  1.  Kyrie  2. Gloria  3. Sanctus  4. Benedictus  5. Agnus Dei

Offered as part of the worship service on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, the Jazz Mass is an example of  the adult choir’s interest in broadening its repertoir in order to reach a more diverse group of seekers and listeners.   This was indeed the most challenging piece that the choir has approached, but we feel that through continued supportive rehearsal and exposure to a variety of musical styles, the choir will continue to grow in skill, confidence and faithful worship through music.  The choir at South Church will continue to seek new ways to reach the listeners through traditional choral literature as well as gospel, and jazz and contemporary Christian music.  Thank you for listening.

Bob Chilcott, described by The Observer as “a contemporary hero of British Choral Music”, has become one of the most widely performed composers of choral music in the world. He has a large catalogue of works published by Oxford University Press which reflects his wide taste in music styles and his commitment to writing music that is both singable and communicative.  Of his smaller works, A Little Jazz Mass remains a favorite with choirs around the world.  (From Oxford University Press website:


  1. Rehearsing A Little Jazz Mass and bringing it to fruition with the other members of the choir was deeply rewarding. Many thanks to our Music Minister Pam Wannie for her confidence in our ability to sing this piece and her hard work over many weeks of rehearsal to help us surmount its many challenges. I hope to sing more pieces like this!

  2. Jane de Groot

    Wow! Pam, I never thought we could stretch ourselves musically like this — Thank you for believing in us and pushing us to understand its depth and to sing it. A Little Jazz Mass is a spiritual gift to all by Bob Chilcott — I hope we keep practicing and singing it.

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