"Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before God with joyful songs." Psalm 100
Music surrounds, supports and enriches all aspects of our worship at First Presbyterian. We are blessed to have a long tradition of excellent musical leadership, and look forward to the continual addition of new voices and instruments to our worship experience. There are a number of ways in which you can become involved in music at First Pres.
The Chancel Choir is composed of adults, high school and up, who provide worship leadership most Sunday mornings at 11:00 in addition to festival Sundays and larger choral works. The music in the service is diverse in scope from a variety of ethnic cultures and traditions. We seek to uphold and preserve the highest standards of integrity within the great tradition of music in the Christian church in the world.
Rehearsals run Wednesday nights from 7:00-9:00 and Sunday mornings from 10:00-11:00. Directed by Fred Kiser.
Rehearsals for the children's choir are incorporated in to our Sunday morning educational time, from 9:50-10:10. The focus during this time is learning to use one's voice in a joyful way to sing praise to God. The children are also encouraged to see themselves as important participants in worship. Children provide musical leadership in worship monthly as well as larger presentations for the Christmas Program and Mother's Day Musical. Led by Greg Smith
Instrumental soloists and groups frequently enrich our worship experiences. First Presbyterian has been blessed to have a wide range of instrumentalists. Some are children and youth. Others are teachers and professors of music. All persons who wish to share their talents in music are encouraged to contact the music coordinator, Fred Kiser.