Music Ministry

The music ministry at First Presbyterian is a place for you to share your musical talents as a means of ministering to the congregation and glorifying God through music. People from different backgrounds, with varying degrees of music training and skill, come together to praise God through music and through community.

Our choirs support the congregation in singing hymns, responses, and other parts of the sung liturgy. The focus is on anthems that enhance the scriptural themes, and musical leadership that helps create a cohesive worship experience.

Whether you’re a singer, an instrumentalist, or a handbell ringer, there’s a place for you.

Want to get involved?

Below is a list of all the opportunities we have for you to join in our Music Ministry.

Sanctuary Choir

Rehearsals Wednesday | 7:30-9 p.m.

This choir leads music for our 11 a.m. Sunday service, as well as special services and programs throughout the year. In addition to learning challenging music across the sacred music spectrum, the Sanctuary Choir provides an opportunity to share our musical gifts to the glory of God, to be part of a close-knit group within the church and to grow in faith and musicality.

Montreat Worship & Music Conference

June 16-21, 2024 | Montreat, NC

Each year, a group of 3rd-12th graders participate in week one of the Montreat Worship and Music Conference. They participate in choirs, fun and games, Bible study, and other electives. The conference provides a time for FPC children and youth to build relationships within the church to make friends from churches from all over.

Carol Choir (age 4.5-grade 1)

Rehearsals Wednesday | 6-7 p.m.

Carol Choir provides the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of music, singing, fellowship and faith all at the same time! Through songs and games, these young musicians will not only participate in worship through their music, they they will also learn teamwork and be brought closer to God and others.

Kirk Choir (grades 2-5)

Rehearsals Wednesday | 6-7 p.m.

Whether you already know the fundamentals of choir or not, all are welcome in this group. Singers will learn the fundamental of singing, proper choral techniques, musicality, teamwork, and, most importantly, the ministry of praising God through music. Kirk Choir participates in worship through the year, in Singing in the Season, and presents a musical in the spring.

Ivey Ringers (grades 9-12)

Rehearsals Wednesday | 7:30-9 p.m.

An auditioned group for advanced middle and high school handbell ringers. Ivey Ringers rehearse weekly and participate in worship and special programs throughout the year, including a handbell concert on Christmas Eve. The group tours each summer, domestically or internationally.

Beginning Handbells (grades 2-4)

Rehearsals Wednesday | 7-7:20 p.m.

This beginner ensemble focuses on handbell basics of reading notes, rythm, and musicianship. No music reading experience is required. This group rehearses weekly and rings in worship during the year.

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