Special Music Events

Music at Morningside has built a great reputation among musicians and music lovers. The excellence of Morningside’s music program has attracted singers and instrumentalists from all over the Atlanta area and around the country. Of special note is the first Sunday in November, known as All Saints Sunday. The Chancel Choir and orchestra presents a sung Requiem from various musical periods each All Saints Sunday (see below for more details). The 8pm Christmas Eve service also has become an Atlanta favorite, featuring a Service of Eight Lessons and Carols with the Chancel Choir, soloists, and instrumentalists. The week before Easter (Holy Week) also provides rich musical offerings beginning with Palm Sunday led by all the choirs at MPC; Maundy-Thursday service with the Chancel Choir; and Easter Sunday with Brass, Organ, Handbells and Chancel Choir at 9 and 11am services.

On occasion, our choir presents large choral works, such as the Mozart “Missa Brevis in D” presented in May, 2016 along with our soloists singing Brahms’ “Liebeslieder Walzes.”

A perennial favorite has become the annual “Morningside Sings” with Jeff Peters as Artistic Director; Dr. Jonathan Crutchfield, Chorus Master; and Derek Matthews, Orchestral Director. 2017 was a banner year for “Morningside Sings” with concert pianist, Mac Frampton lending incomparable orchestrations and a cast and chorus of over 40 singers ages 5 to 75. Two performances were held August 19 and 20.

April 21, 2018 we welcome Atlanta’s Sacred Harp Singing School to our church for a “singing” beginning at 10 and ending at 2:30pm with dinner on the grounds.

There is something for everyone at Morningside Presbyterian Church.


2017-2018 SCHEDULE      

October 28:  The 500th Anniversary Celebration of the Reformation with 7 church choirs and orchestra. 7pm at Peachtree United Methodist Church, Atlanta. Love Offering will be taken.


November 5:  The Chancel Choir and Orchestra presents John Rutter’s “Requiem” as part of the All Saints Sunday worship service at 11am.


December 3:  A Moravian Love Feast Service with music by the Chancel Choir and Handbells, Moravian sweet bun and spiced tea, and the beautiful Moravian beeswax candles will be the 11:00 am service.


December 10:  Children’s Christmas Pageant at 5pm


December 24:  Family Friendly Christmas Eve Service at 4pm with Handbells; 7:30pm the Music of Christmas featuring instrumentalists and soloists; and 8pm Service of Lessons and Carols featuring the Chancel Choir.


March 29:  Maundy-Thursday service at 7pm featuring the Chancel Choir


April 1 (Easter):  Brass, Organ, Handbells and Chancel Choir sings both for 9 and 11 am services.


June 14:  Performance of the Children’s Musical.