Worship

Music & Fine Arts

The breath of God has infused the human mind and inspired artists through the ages. We experience God though all our senses.

Independent Presbyterian Church has played a significant role in music and the arts in Birmingham. The November Organ Recital Series began in 1965 and is one of the longest running organ series in the nation. Both the organ recital and annual Religious Arts Festivals bring world-class artists to the area. Since the first Christmas Concert in 1964, the IPC Choir has presented more than 175 concerts and special services locally and around the world.

All of these free, public events are funded through endowments and the yearly operating budget of the church. Please join us and experience God in new ways through the arts.

IPC Choirs

Evensong at IPC

Join us in the sanctuary once a month (August - May) for the worship series Evensong at IPC at 4:00 p.m. 

A select group of singers from the IPC Choir, the IPC Camerata, is the resident ensemble for these services in the sanctuary. These services last about 40 minutes followed by an extended organ postlude.

This liturgy has been offered for nearly a thousand years. Here you will experience beauty, and welcome the voice of God into your heart through art, music and liturgy. 

Religious Arts Festival (February)

For more than 40 years, guest speakers and artists with expertise in drama, music, dance, architecture, sculpture, literature, and art have been brought to the city for an annual week-long program in February.

Choir Golf Tournament (TBD)

Proceeds from this annual tournament at Highland Golf Course enable the choir to share the IPC music mission throughout the world. So every October, call your friends, get your clubs ready and come on out to have a great time!

November Organ Recital Series

Since 1965, this organ series has continued to attract people to IPC from the Birmingham community and beyond. Free concerts are held every Sunday afternoon in November in the Sanctuary. It features the Joseph W. Schreiber Memorial Organ built by Dobson Pipe Organ Builders Ltd. List of organists who have played in the IPC November Organ Recital Series (NORS). 

Christmas Concert

Since 1965, the IPC Choir performs a free Christmas Concert in Advent every year on a Sunday afternoon in the Sanctuary for our members and the community.

Children's Musical (January- March)

Rehearsals start in January for the humorous retelling of biblical stories. Children in K- 6th Grade are invited to participate in "Oh, Jonah: It's a Whale of a Tale." Practice begins January 3 with the performance on March 11 at 10 am.