Music & Song at First Presbyterian
Music is a powerful way of expressing our faith. Hymns, responses, choral and organ music connect us with centuries of faith tradition and carry us through our joys and sorrows, as individuals and as a community. Music from many sources, both sacred and secular, lifts hearts, touches souls, connects people to one another and provides solace in personal meditation.
Our music draws on the resources of congregation, choirs, organs, pianos and various other instruments. Guest musicians frequently join us for special times such as All Saints Day, Christmas, Lent, and Easter. We invite all ages, and of all abilities, to participate in our music-making, to share talents and the joy of music. As the number of young people in our church is increasing, so are the opportunities for them to share their music.
We encourage musical development at any stage of life. This could include older adults learning to sing in choir, young people learning hymns in Sunday school, or families singing together through various events such as Christmas Caroling. The church makes available a scholarship of $1000 for an outstanding high school student who has been accepted to study music in college. See below for more details and application instructions.
Through our music, we invite people to be engaged as a community tuning in with the Divine. We also offer concerts and informal times throughout the year for music to speak in many different ways. Please join us in our musical journeys.