MUSIC

MUSIC AT THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

FPCNC is blessed to have exceptional acoustics for music-making!  In addition to our distinguished weekly music ministry and extensive music programs for all ages, FPCNC boasts a robust schedule of special concerts and guest performers.

ADULT CHOIRS

“Be filled with the Spirit as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts.”

— Ephesians 5:19

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CHOIR

FPC choir is made up of volunteers and support from professional singers and sings each Sunday for the 10:00 service, Holy Week services, and the annual FPC Christmas Concert. Their repertoire focuses primarily on the sacred traditions of the church throughout the centuries, and vary their repertoire with music from other cultures. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:30. You do not need to be a professional to sing, but have a willing heart.

Interested in joining the choir? We’d love to have you!  No audition is required, just contact Victoria Shields at 203.966.0002 (ext. 13) or via email at Victoria@fpcnc.org

Rehearsals:  Thursdays 7:30 – 9:30PM , Sundays 9:00AM

ENGLISH HANDBELL CHOIR

Youth and adults

INTERGENERATIONAL HANDBELL CHOIR is offered for adults and interested teens. This group plays throughout the year, especially at Christmas and Easter. Basic music reading skills are needed for this ensemble.

Rehearsals:  Thursdays 6:00 – 7:00PM

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE

If you or your child plays an instrument, we are forming an ensemble to play for worship, including on hymns, and other times throughout the service. We would love to have you join us for a fun hour of music making! Rehearsals are from 5:30-6:30 on Tuesdays.

Rehearsals: TUESDAYS 5:30 – 6:30pm

CHILDREN’S CHOIRS

“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth… come into His presence with singing.”

— Psalm 100:1-2

FPCNC is delighted to be able to provide children with unique musical programs that explore a broad range of instruments and musical styles in addition to numerous vocal ensembles.  These programs are led by our Musical Director,Victoria Shields, our Cherub Choir Director, Sherry Tate, and Allison Gray is Director and Choreographer for the School’s popular Children’s Musical Theatre program.

 

CLICK HERE for a special letter from Victoria Shields, Director of Music, about the 2016 Choir School!

CHERUB CHOIR

Pre-K-Grade 2

The children learn faith-based songs to sing in worship, are introduced to fundamentals of music and games, and play a variety of simple instruments. Key performances during the year are at the Christmas Pageant, Easter Sunday, and others. Rehearsals are on Sundays from 11:15-11:45 a.m. Get your child started early singing God’s praises!

Sherry Tate, Director

Contact Sherry Tate, Cherub Choir Director at sherry@fpcnc.com with questions or to register your child.

Rehearsals:  Sundays 11:15 – 11:45AM

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CAROL CHOIR

Grades 3–7

This choir expands on the fundamentals of singing using the Kodaly and Orff methods. Choristers learn how to be worship leaders through leading worship on their own and with the FPC Choir. Last year, Carol Choir sang with the FPC Choir, Benjamin Britten’s monumental Ceremony of Carols on the FPC Christmas Concert, and also presented the spring play, “When God Comes for Breakfast, You Don’t Burn the Toast”. Carol Choir also has the opportunity to ring chimes, handbells, and play Orff instruments for services for extra fun in worship!

Victoria Shields, Director

Contact Victoria Shields for more information at 203.966.0002 (ext. 3) or victoria@fpcnc.org

Rehearsals:  Wednesdays 4:30-5:30PM

 

CHRYSALIS CHOIR

Grades 8-12

This choir focuses on more advanced music, and sings with the FPC Choir on major Sundays and on their own throughout the year.

Victoria Shields, Director

Contact Victoria Shields for more information at 203.966.0002 (ext. 3) or victoria@fpcnc.org

Rehearsal time will be determined upon the availability of singers.

COMMUNITY CONCERTS & SPECIAL EVENTS

We’ve had some wonderful past concerts in our space!  Enjoy these concert posters for a taste of what’s been, and what may be back in the future.