If you are teenaged through adult, the Chancel Choir is for you. This choir leads the traditional worship services with enthusiasm, singing their faith. Special seasonal services are led by the Chancel Choir: Advent/Christmas, Lent/Palm Sunday and Easter. On occasion the Chancel Choir and Knox Singers offer “Sermon in Song” of spirituals, gospel music or a musical, i.e. Celebrate Life!
Five unique choirs contribute deeply to the worship life of our community of faith. Speak to our music director, Joan Gibbs, about your interest. Seasonal singers are always welcome!
First Presbyterian’s handbell choir, the Kirk Ringers, is for high-school-aged persons and older. Bell-ringing is a wonderful dimension to our music ministry. They rehearse weekly and ring for 11:00 a.m. worship several times a year. Each June a Handbell Camp is offered for rising 4th-7th graders.
The Knox Singers is a choir for 6th-12th graders, with the heart and talent to express their faith in song. They also participate in an instrumental ensemble a couple of times a year. A highlight of the year is a Christmas caroling event to homebound members.
The Calvin Choir is an opportunity for pre-K4-2nd graders to explore music-making on Sunday evenings. These young musicians will learn how to make music with many types of instruments including their voices while having fun. Emphasis is on learning Bible stories through song. This group sings in worship about four times throughout the year.
The Chapel Choir, for 3rd-5th graders, learn to express themselves and praise God through singing, playing Orff instruments. This group also sings in worship about four times throughout the year. The children’s choir room is above the adult choir room of the sanctuary building.