It is perhaps not surprising that music has such a large place in the life of our church. Southminster houses the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra office and is the second largest concert venue in the city after ENMAX Centre.
We take both pride and joy in our 4-manual Casavant pipe-organ, one of the largest in Alberta. Dedicated in memory to members of the congregation who made the ultimate sacrifice and did not return home from the First World War, our organ truly elevates our experience of Sunday worship.
Southminster also boasts a large and active choir led by our exceptional music director, Kade. No matter your music background, the choir enthusiastically welcomes all newcomers. Many of its members say that the Wednesday evening practice times are the highlight of their week due to the fun atmosphere Kade cultivates.
Our reputation as a major music venue extends well beyond Sunday mornings, as our building is used almost every day of the week, either hosting concerts, or for rehearsals. You’ll hear a wide variety of musical genres in the concerts, which you can receive announcements for by signing up with the office for our weekly email.
At Sunday worship, our church frequently welcomes musical guests to perform, we are so fortunate to have all of these musical connections, many from the symphony, community band, or University of Lethbridge Fine Arts Program. We have been blessed by the talents of many musicians – local and visiting, professional and amateur, fresh-faced, and seasoned – and are so thankful to them all. Please inquire at the office to find out how you can take part.
Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday can be spectacular at Southminster. When Chris pulls all the stops on the organ, you can feel those “hallelujahs” in your bones.