First presbyterian church
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.
We 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!
PresbyPraise – Bonnie Donnelly, 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
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.
Westminster Bells – Denise Holmes, Director
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.