In addition to preparing weekly anthems and responses for Sunday Morning Worship, the Adult Choir of IPC presents an annual "Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols," which is broadcast on WKNO-FM every year in December. An orchestra including members of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra joins the choir, soloists and organist in these performances each Christmas season.
The Adult Choir also prepares music for annual spring and summer performances. Previous spring concerts have included Handel's Messiah, Mendelssohn's Elijah, John Michael Talbot's Light Eternal, Brahms' Requiem, and Haydn's Creation, in addition to Masterworks programs. In the summer, the Adult Choir has the opportunity to prepare music for lighter programs of folk hymns, spirituals, and occasional informal talent shows. Ligonier Ministries has partnered with the Adult Choir of IPC to release two recordings of our annual Service of Lessons and Carols. The first of these was recorded in 2001 and is entitled "A Christmas Legacy." In 2005 the Ligonier Production Staff traveled to Memphis to record the Adult and Senior High Choirs for a recording entitled "This Light So Fair," which was released in the Fall of 2006. In 2009 the IPC Choir was invited to sing Messiah at the Cannon Center with the Memphis Symphony to benefit The Orphanos Foundation.
The Adult Choir is directed by James A. Brown, who has served as the Director of Music and Worship at IPC since 1993 and is well-known in many PCA congregations. The Adult Choir rehearses each Wednesday evening from 7:30pm to 9:00pm and we welcome new members each week. If you are interested in joining us, please call 901.685.9707 or email musicoffice [at] ipcmemphis [dot] org for more information.