First Presbyterian Adult Choirs


Chancel Choir

Chancel Choir

Chancel Choir, which begins the first Wednesday in September, invites singers devoted to choral art and willing to commit to a weekly Wednesday rehearsal.  As a formal mixed ensemble focused on four-part harmony it covers the broadest variety of repertoire from Medieval and Renaissance polyphony to the finest works of modern composers. Chancel Choir offers a cantata or major work at special music worship services. It also provides the music for major seasonal services such as Christmas and Holy Week.  Chancel Choir rehearses on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 p.m. and prepares to sing at 10:30 a.m. for each Sunday’s 11 o’clock worship. 

Chancel Choir

Fellowship Choir

Fellowship Choir

Fellowship Choir, which begins the secons SUnday in September, welcomes singers of any skill level willing to arrive early on Sundays for an on-the-spot rehearsal at our early worship service in Fellowship Hall. The informal ensemble nevertheless covers a wide variety of styles in mixed ensemble music (from unison to three part harmony).  Fellowship Choir sings at 8:30 worship and rehearses in the CHoir Room on Sundays from 8:00-8:25 a.m. 

Whitechapel Bell Choir

Whitechapel Bell Choir

The Whitechapel Bell Choir, which begins the second Wednesday in September, consists of a dozen players with requisite musical skills to play handbells (with music reading ability and hand dexterity).  In addition to learning basic English handbell change-ringing, it prepares several seasonal bell pieces added to worship several times each season. Bell Choir rehearses every Wednesday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the East Transept balcony. 

Old Time Gospel Band

Old Time Gospel Band

The Old Time Gospel Band comprises mainly blue-grass type players (banjo, harmonica, guitar, bass, violin) plus vocalists (male and female) who focus on 19th-century music of the American Protestant Gospel tradition. The band rehearses and sings quarterly at worship with rehearsals a few weeks before each date (TBA).