Under the leadership of Alex Ashman, the music ministries at  Second Presbyterian Church offer impactful, worship-driven musical experiences for our congregation and for singers and instrumentalists of all ages, spanning a rich pallet of musical genres.

Soli Deo Gloria Choir

Our name embodies our mission: to make music for the Glory of God Alone. We do not gather to perform for our own fulfilment. In the SDG Choir, we are all Ministers of Music; our purpose is to share God’s glory via the medium of vocal music. We strive to use and refine our musical talents, granted to us by God’s grace, for a higher purpose. Our musical repertoire is vast, spanning all genres, cultures, and styles, mirroring the vast nature of God and his Kingdom. Rehearsals are Thursdays evenings from 7:30 pm-9 pm from August to May. If you are interested in becoming part of the Soli Deo Gloria Choir, please contact Alex Ashman.

Second Presby Players

Saxophones, Banjos, Pianos, and Lutes
Trumpets, Clarinets, Tubas, and Flutes

Violins, Violas, Cellos and Basses
We use them all for God’s Praises!

Whatever instrument you play, we want to hear you! The importance of using musical instruments for the glory and honor of God can be found throughout scripture. The Second Presby Players regularly grace our worship community with selections from a wide breadth of styles and instrumentations. The SDG Choir and Second Presby Players frequently collaborate for anthems and hymns, creating harmonious soundscapes that are most pleasing to all! For more information on how to become part of the Second Presby Players, please contact Alex Ashman.


Our handbell ensemble seeks to ring praises to the Lord through the use of our fine set of Schulmerich handbells. Beau Lochte, director, often combines the bells with instrumentalists and vocalists in his own original compositions and arrangements. Bells@Second ring for our worship community once per month and on special occasions such as Christmas and Easter. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. If you are interested in becoming a Bells@Second ringer, please contact Beau Lochte.


Children, and young adults alike are featured in our PEACE choir. Beau Lochte leads this group of musical youth, who provide our worship community a broad spectrum of sounds and styles that are sure to inspire you! Singing, bell ringing, playing instruments, and speaking are all part of the PEACE choir repertoire. For more information, please contact Beau Lochte.

Community Concerts at Second

CommunityConcertsCommunity Concerts at Second presents FREE concerts and events by local and international artists, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) musicians, and the annual Wonderlic Competition for voice and piano. Concerts are generally held once or twice monthly on Sunday afternoons or evenings in the church sanctuary from September through June.

Originally named “The Second Presbyterian Concert Series,” the concerts series was founded in 1987 by Margaret Budd, then organist of Second Presbyterian Church, with the enthusiastic support of the congregation. The organization was renamed Community Concerts at Second in 2002, and became a separate non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization in 2004.

  • Afternoon concerts with varied local, national, and international artists begin at 3:30 PM
  • Evening Chamber Music by Candlelight concerts that include members of the BSO begin at 7:30 PM

Please visit the Community Concerts website for the concert schedule and additional information.