Music has been central to the worship life of the Christian church through the centuries. First Presbyterian Church offers three ensembles that participate regularly in worship leadership: the Church Choir, Tintinnabulators (adult handbell choir) and Bells Angels (youth handbell choir) No formal music training is required for participation in the vocal or handbell choirs. In addition to the ensembles, we encourage individual instrumentalists and singers to offer their talents as part of our congregation’s corporate worship.
Our instruments include a 3-manual Schantz pipe organ, Yamaha grand piano, and Zuckerman harpsichord in the sanctuary; a Nordlie tracker pipe organ and a Baldwin grand piano in Christ Chapel; a five-octave set of Malmark handbells, and a three-octave set of Suzuki tone chimes. Additional information about each of the organs may be found by clicking on them.
Both Christ Chapel and the Sanctuary have fine, lively acoustics, which encourages the participation of the congregation, and enhances the music.
The Church Choir is directed by David Hendricksen, and meets on Wednesdays from 7:05 to 8:20 p.m. The Tintinnabulators are directed by David Price, with rehearsals on Sunday evenings from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Bells Angels, directed by Christine Dinwiddie, rehearse on Sundays from 4:00 – 5:00.