Music at First Presbyterian

 

 

Music is an integral part of our worship and spiritual lives at FPC High Point.  We offer opportunities for children, youth and adults to grow and share their musical gifts through services of worship and in fellowship with our congregation and in our community.  Our volunteers come from varied musical backgrounds, ranging from semi-professional to first-timers.  We welcome you to join us!

For information on choirs or how to join, contact Elizabeth Gulley, Director of Music at elizabeth@firstpreshp.org or phone 336-884-2248 ext. 29 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Covenant Choir beginning Wednesday, August 29

  • Rehearsals Wednesday 7:30-9:00 p.m. (August–May)
  • Open to all adults aged 16 and up
  • Experience in reading music and singing in choir is helpful, but not required
  • Sings for 11 o’clock worship most Sundays
  • Sings a major choral work once a year
  • Performs for FPC church fellowship functions and in community 

 

 

 

Youth Choir begins Sunday, September 9

  • Rehearsals Sunday 5:15-6:00 p.m. (September-May)
  • Youth grades 6th through 12th
  • Developing vocal and reading skills
  • Deepening spiritual connection thru service
  • Presents musicals and participates in choir festival trip
  • Sings for Sunday morning worship 3-4 times a year 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Chapel Choir begins Wednesday, September 12

  •   Rehearsals Wednesday, 6:30-7:15 p.m.   (September-early Spring)
  •   For children grades 2nd through 5th
  •   Exposure to a variety of musical styles and concepts
  •   Prepare musical and/or Christmas Pageant
  •   Regularly participation in morning worship

 

Cherub Choir begins Sunday, September 23

Deborah Brown & Daphne Roberson, directors

  • Rehearsals Sunday, 5:15 – 6:00 p.m. (September - Palm Sunday)
  • For children K through 1st grade
  • Introduces basic music skill through instruments, movement and singing. Sings in worship up to three times per year

 

Memorial Handbell Choir begins Wednesday, Septmber 5

Handbell Director, Karen Strausser

Contact Karen at handbelldir@gmail.com

Rehearsals Wednesday 5:15-6:00 p.m.  (September- May)

  • Adult and Senior High Members
  • Music Experience is most helpful
  • Participates in worship four times a year
  • Performs in community & attends handbell festivals

 

 

 Youth Handbell Choir begins September 9

  • Rehearsals Sunday 4:30-5:15 p.m. (September- May)
  • Youth Members grades 6th through 12th
  • Music reading experience helpful but not required
  • Participates in worship services at least three times a year

 

Chapel Chimes begins September 23       

Kendra Biddle, director  

  • Rehearsals on Sundays 5:15-6 p.m. (seasonally)
  • Open to grades 3rd through 6th
  • Learns ringing techniques & music reading skill
  • Worship participation three times a year

 

Men’s Choir and other seasonal ensembles

  • Rehearse as needed
  • Opportunities fofr informal ensembles

Other Activities

  • Church-wide Talent Night
  • Musicals
  • Montreat Worship and Music Conference - annual week-long event in Montreat, NC
  • Instrumental opportunities for amateur players
  • Scottish heritage events
  • Present visiting choirs for concerts and worship such as Bel Canto sCompany, and touring university and college choirs

 

Music activities are listed in the Presbygram, our bi-weekly church newsletter.

 

Elizabeth Gulley, Director of Music            Judith Millar, Organist

elizabeth@firstpreshp.org                          judith@firstpreshp.org     

336-884-2248 ext. 29                               336-884-2248 ext. 28