Choir and Choral Scholars

During this pandemic, all regular rehearsals and in-person singing in worship are suspended until such time as it is deemed safe to resume.

However, members of the Chancel Choir have formed the "Courtyard Choir", singing masked and safely distanced in the church courtyard on Weds. evenings as weather has allowed. Visit the FPC YouTube channel Courtyard Choir playlist to hear them sing: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbRmxlR6cgaPrE7-ejGhXsqBx5wVONZOe
We are currently taking a break over the holiday season.
Anyone 6th grade and older who would like to join us is invited to contact Rebecca te Velde, Director of Music.

We are most grateful to the FPC Second Mile Sewers for making our singers' masks!

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Choral Scholars are college students who sing with the Chancel Choir as section leaders, assist the Director of Music in various ways, and assist with the SpiritLink children's music. Currently, our Choral Scholars are rotating as soloists and cantors for our 11 am live-streamed worship, offering special music at the 9 am in-person worship, and singing with the Courtyard Choir. They are:

Amanda Barber – soprano, senior vocal music education major from Ft. Worth, TX 
Lexi Ferguson – 
soprano, senior vocal music education major from McKinney, TX
Megan Flores – 
soprano, sophomore vocal music industry major from Houston, TX 
Sam Markmiller – 
tenor, sophomore mathematics major from Edmond, OK 
Jack Moffatt – 
bass, sophomore music industry major from Edmond, OK 

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In a typical year, over 80 people of all ages are involved in the music ministry at First Presbyterian Church. 

Everyone who enjoys singing is welcome in Chancel Choir (youth and adults). Weekly rehearsals are Wednesday evenings, 7:15 - 8:15 pm in the Westminster Room (child care is available upon request), and Sunday mornings at 10:15 am in the Sanctuary choir loft. The choir sings weekly in worship from September through May and for special services including Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday.

There are many opportunities for our musically gifted members to contribute vocally and instrumentally to our worship. Anyone who plays a musical instrument is invited to speak with Rebecca te Velde.

Dust off those vocal cords and instruments and let us help you find your musical niche!

Soli Deo Gloria!

Rebecca te Velde
Director of Music and Organist

rebecca.tevelde@stillwaterfpc.org