(In-Person and Remote Options)
On Easter Sunday, April 4, the choir joyfully made its first appearance in worship since Mar. 8, 2020. This photo was taken following worship on April 18. After the May 2 service, we will be on summer hiatus until we resume rehearsals on Weds., Aug. 18. We will continue to monitor and incorporate all recommendations for safe gathering and singing. If you might be interested in singing with us, please contact Rebecca te Velde, Director of Music and Organist at email@example.com or (405) 372-5580. Anyone 6th grade and up is welcome!
In October of 2020, members of the Chancel Choir formed the "Courtyard Choir", singing masked and safely distanced in the church courtyard on Weds. evenings as weather permitted. Visit the FPC YouTube channel Courtyard Choir playlist to hear them sing: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbRmxlR6cgaPrE7-ejGhXsqBx5wVONZOe
We are very grateful to the FPC Second Mile Sewers for making our singers' masks!
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Choral Scholars are university 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 11am worship and singing with the 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 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 would like to sing and/or play a musical instrument is invited to contact 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