at South Church
Music plays a large part in South Church’s services. Our musical life is shaped by our Director of Music, Thom Filo, and by our Organist and Pianist, Shawn Hall. This talented, intelligent, and supple pair of musicians gather a choir which rehearses and sings on each Sunday and on other festival occasions. They call on the significant number of professional musicians (viola, violin, cello, voice, trombone, French horn, guitar, percussion,piano) to accent choral singing, but also to perform solo and ensemble pieces.
New choir members are always welcome. Rehearsals are on Sunday mornings at 8:30am. Come and join us!
South Church is home to a wonderful world-class pipe organ. Built over 60 years ago and upgraded and overhauled several times, the pipe organ’s over 3,000 pipes offer a broad palette of sound that complements and often serves as the centerpiece of the South Church music program.
A drumming circle meets at 4pm on the third Sunday of each month - all are welcome. Please note: the drumming circle does not meet during the Summer. Contact the Office for dates.
The Donald Gallery
The Donald Gallery is named for its founder, Robert Donald, and his wife, Elizabeth. The first exhibition in 1982 was of missing children. Since then, local painters, photographers, and sculptors have shared their unique views of life, the world, the self. The gallery was the first exhibition space in Dobbs Ferry. For the current gallery schedule or for information on exhibiting your work, click here.
An unusual number of professional musicians, dancers, and actors have made South their home. Worship is often accented by a string quartet composed of church members; trombone, French horn, flugel horn, percussion, guitar, hammer dulcimer, singers from the Broadway stage, and dancers from the stages of the world are among the other performers whose work we are lucky to taste. Our solo instrumentalists include those who have international careers. The generosity of these artists greatly enriches our life together.