Worship & Special Events

The liturgical calendar brings rhythm and structure to the worship experiences at South Main, and music plays a special role in bringing each season to life. Every year at Advent, we experience anew the eager anticipation of the coming of the Messiah, the sweet tradition of Christmas Eve together, and the joy and love of Christmas. In the spring, we mark Ash Wednesday and observe the solemnity of the weeks leading up to Christ's crucifiixon—culminating in a series of daily Holy Week services, including a special Maundy Thursday communion service and a Good Friday Service of Shadows. Then we are renewed by the sudden, boundless joy of Easter, which propels us into the rest of the year.

All of South Main's choirs and ensembles share in the special musical offerings of these seasons. For the coming seasons, here are the events that are planned:

Midtown Music Dedication Concert Series

Saturday, December 2, 2017 — Former SMBC organist Daryl Robinson played a special concert marking the dedication of our new organ.

Thursday, January 25, 2018The King’s Singers will join the South Main choir and ensembles in the Sanctuary for an entertaining evening of music.

Saturday, February 17, 2018 — The United States Army Chorus performed moving choral favorites in the Sanctuary.

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - In his first recital as organist of South Main Baptist Church, Yuri McCoy explored the new organ's symphonic capabilities in an eclectic program of Bach, Whitlock, and Kar-Elert.

Sunday, April 8, 2018Peter Conte, Grand Court Organist of the Macy's Wanamaker Organ in Philadephia, Pennsylvania, will put our new organ through its paces in an exceptional concert. 

Saturday, May 12, 2018 — The Houston Chamber Choir will close out the dedication concert series with a very special concert honoring the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein.

For more information about these events, contact Brenda Brundrett. We hope you will join us for the blessing of music at South Main!