Church & Choir Music

“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” Psalms 150: 6.

The church has a rich tradition of good music ever since its existence since 1829. Methodism is known for its music and singing. The founding father of Methodism in India, Rev. Elijah Hoole, an European Missionary was instrumental in translating hymns in tamil. Music is used to enrich the congregation and is an integral part of worship. Many have contributed to the music at our Church. Each Organist, Choir Director, member of the choir, soloist, visiting musician, members of the congregation singing hymns in praise of God had greatly ennobled the spiritual ambience and such music has certainly led us all on to ”higher ground”.

The church has a well trained choir under the leadership of the Choir Master. The church choir apart from leading the church into singing some rich traditional sacred songs also renders anthems by great composers like J.S. Bach, G.F. Handel, W.A. Mozart. Compositions by modern composers’ are also sung. Tamil Lyrics (in harmony) are also rendered, occasionally. The choir also offers seasonal sacred music especially during the seasons of Advent and Lent. The church choir has performed in several churches in and around Chennai and outside the State. It has performed for Television programs as well.

Besides the contributions of the church choir, the church also invites visiting choirs to sing in the Church.

The church has a system of involving the congregation into singing and playing musical instruments on every fifth Sunday during morning worship as families or as individuals. This has brought out excellent talents available from within the church with some of them being musicians in their own right.

It has been a tradition to have the Ecumenical Christmas song service during the first Sunday of December every year with some of the leading choirs from outside participating and the Church Carol Service during the second Sunday of December every year when the Church Choir renders beautiful Christmas Carols both traditional and contemporaneous.