Our Music

“Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus.” Ephesians 5:19-20 (NRSV)

Make a Joyful Noise! Serve the Lord with Gladness!

Make a Joyful Noise; Serve the Lord with Gladness!

Music is a proclamation that in all circumstances, our God is a God of mercy, love and hope, and our music ministry provides opportunities for worship, service, and education while conveying the word of God to others through music.

Make music with us! P1100889We invite you to participate in one of the choirs or music groups that help inspire our worship. Making music is also a great way to serve in our church, grow in faith, and meet new people. Our Music Ministries also offer an opportunity for spiritual and musical education on all levels, as well as relationship-building in musical ‘communities’ of the church and our community.

We have musical groups for all ages. New members are always welcome to become part of one of our worship ensembles; no audition is necessary!

Ensembles

PresbyPraise Youth Choir – Erling Berner, Director and Lisa Miller, Assistant Director

Ages: Grades K – 5 (suggested)

Rehearsal: Sundays 9:00 – 9:15 in the Chapel

Do you enjoy singing, learning about faith through singing, and spending time with friends who do too? Then this choir is perfect for you! Our PresbyPraise Youth Choir shares our talents during worship services on the first and third Sunday of each month, and also provides special music during Advent, Christmas, and Easter.

Glorify! – Peter Sour, Director

 Ages: Grades 6 – 12 (suggested)

Rehearsal: Sundays 11:30 – 11:45 in the Chapel

Using percussion, bass, and piano, we sing a variety of modern worship music, world music, praise music and hymns. If you have a passion for this type of music, then we welcome you to join us!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chancel Choir – Peter Sour, Director

Ages: Adults

Rehearsals: Wednesdays 7:30 – 8:30 pm, and 10-10:15 am, Sundays in the Chapel

The Chancel Choir sings regularly at the worship service and presents special programs during the course of the year, from September through June.  We sing a variety of choral literature and styles from all historic periods.

 To Hear the Chancel Choir perform our 150th Anniversary Hymn, “A Hymn of Praise,” Visit our 150 Years! Page

Our Chancel Choir

Our Chancel Choir

Westminster Bells – Denise Holmes, Director

Westminster Bells-1024px_miniAges: Adults

Rehearsal: Wednesdays 5:00 – 6:00 in the Bell Choir Room

The Westminster Bells are part of a thriving program at First Presbyterian. There are several performance opportunities available as the hand bell choir leads worship at various services and present programs during special church functions.

                                                                              Soloists, Duets, Quartets and Other Groups

Our Musical Director, Peter Sour, engages many talented musicians of all ages to sing, play or accompany God’s message of love, peace, or challenge.

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 Our Sound System

Our huge appreciation goes to the volunteers enhancing our sound system during Worship services and special events:  Mike Elliott, Ryan Kirkham, Jim Lawson, John Lee, John Scheve, Justin  Warner and Matt Wieferich!

Our Musical Instruments

Sanctuary Pipe Organ

Chapel Organ

Whitechapel Handbells and Malmark Hand Chimes

Baldwin grand piano

Our Amazing Grand Piano..."The Best Sound in Town"

Our Amazing Grand Piano…”The Best in Town”