Music at Old Stone Church

Art & History

Our Music Director

David Daugherty joined the Old Stone family in March 2019. Originally from western Pennsylvania, David is a lifelong Presbyterian with decades of experience in music ministry. He previously served as Director of Music at the Northmont United Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, where he directed the chancel choir, taught music enrichment classes, and established a special handbell choir for church youth. At OSC, David is our principle organist and choir director and leads all music-related programming.

For more information about the Old Stone music ministry contact David at: david@oldstonechurch.org

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Colossians 3:16

The words of Colossians 3:16 serve as the cornerstone of The Old Stone Church’s Music Ministry. Through the reading and preaching of the Word, as well as by singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, the church is edified and God is glorified.

The Old Stone Singers

The Old Stone Singers are an integral part of worship.  With a repertoire spanning 500 years, this ensemble offers the very finest in sacred choral music.  The music represented in our worship life ranges from plainchant to Brahms and Bach to living composers. The Old Stone Singers is a largely professional ensemble of eight to ten singers, comprised of some of the finest singers in the city. The OSS strives not only to glorify God, but to bring a new energy to some of the finest sacred choral literature written.

The Parish Choir

Opportunities are available for interested singers in the congregation to sing occasionally in the morning worship service on Sundays. This is an opportunity for anyone, children, adults, and the young at heart. The ability to match pitch is required.  Please consider giving your time and talent.

Summer Choir

Do you enjoy singing? Do you have just a little musical experience? Why not consider joining the ranks of our Summer Choir? It’s a relaxed group of volunteers which leads the music once a month at the 10 AM service from June through August. All voice parts are needed, but especially tenors and basses! This is a “Sunday’s only” activity, we gather around the piano in the Sanctuary at 8:45 AM and learn the music for that day.

Our Organ

Installed in 1977, Old Stone’s unique organ was built by Cleveland’s world-famous Holtkamp Organ Company. The instrument employs mechanical action and has three manuals, 42 stops, and two enclosed divisions. The ornate casework built around the organ dates back to an 1895 instrument built by William A. Johnson. A special Organ Project was launched in 2020 to address repair and restoration needs. To learn more about preserving the legacy of our organ, visit The Organ Project on our website.

Our adult choir rehearses on most Thursday evenings from 7 to 9pm as well as 9am on Sunday mornings before service. Auditions are scheduled for new members wishing to join.

“I Want Jesus to Walk with Me”
Old Stone Choir feat. Pam Hardy and Dave Kasper

“Help Me See the Light”
Old Stone Choir

“Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria'”
Old Stone Choir