Meet our Organist/Choir Director

David E. Brandes, Organist and Choir Director, came to South Church in January 2015.  Prior to accepting the South Church position, he served as Professor of Music, Music Department Chair, and Director of the Visual and Performing Arts Division at Franklin Pierce University for 43 years.

On three different occasions he received the University’s “Teaching Excellence and Leadership Award”.  Mr. Brandes also served as conductor of the Monadnock Chorus and Orchestra for thirteen years, and as guest conductor for various musical organizations.  He has conducted several international concert tours and held the position of Music Director/Organist for many churches in New England. 

At South Church, he has developed a Chime Choir, revitalized the Children’s Choir, and composed many prayer responses, introits, and Chime Choir arrangements.  Mr. Brandes holds music degrees from New England Conservatory and Boston University.  David enjoys the outdoors and is an avid Patriots fan.  

Contact David

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Musical News

Thank you to our choir for enriching our services with their voices, we look forward to their return in September.

Venti Cordi Concerts, July 13 and 27 and August 10 7:00pm at South Church.  

Guest Organist, Mark Thallander return to South Church on Sunday July 23 and August 20.