Music

There are many opportunities for people of all ages and gifts to share in the musical and worship life of our church. Whether it is participation in a vocal or handbell choir or the all-church orchestra or brass group, we encourage sharing the gifts and talents that we have been given!

 

Vocal Music

Children’s & Youth Choirs

Wednesdays: 6:15-7:00 pm

Our three children and youth choirs meet simultaneously on Wednesday nights beginning September 5. Newcomers are accepted throughout the year.

  • · Grades K-2 Choir.
  • · Grades 3-6 Choir.
  • · Grades 7-12 Choir.

Sanctuary Choir

Wednesdays: 7:30-9:00 pm

Sunday Warm-up from 9:45-10:15 am

The Sanctuary Choir participates in worship nearly every Sunday during the program year. New members are welcomed throughout the year, and snowbirds are welcome to participate before they “fly away” for the winter! If you have questions or would like to join, please contact director Dr. Erynn Millard at erynn.millard@mnstate.edu.

 

Instrumental Music

Genesis Ringers

Grade 4-adults, Wednesdays: 5:30-6:10 pm

Genesis, as the name implies, is for beginning and early advancing handbell ringers. The basics of music reading gained from piano lessons or participation in a school orchestra, band or vocal choir are helpful! Parents and students can enjoy this choir together. If you have questions, please contact Sally Harmon at sharmon@firstpresfargo.org.

Westminster Ringers

Adults, Wednesdays: 6:30 -7:30 pm

Our adult handbell choir is a group of people who love music and enjoy the fellowship and teamwork involved in producing beautiful handbell music together. If you can read music or have played handbells in the past and would like to join, please contact Jill Post at jillkath@aol.com.

St. Andrew’s Brass Ensemble

Experienced adult players, Wednesdays: 5:30-6:30 pm

Playing together in a small ensemble means working together, practicing our part on our own, and being aware of the other members of the group as we play.  It's a satisfying experience to help enhance the worship service through music.  If you have questions or would like to join, please contact Jill Post at jillkath@aol.com.

All-Church Orchestra

Grade 7 through adult, periodically

This group includes players of a string, brass, woodwind, or percussion instrument. The orchestra plays periodically throughout the year. Whether you are learning to play your instrument or have set it aside for a number of years, you are welcome! If you have questions, please contact Sally Harmon at sharmon@firstpresfargo.org.

Pianists

Accompanists are encouraged to lend a hand (or two!) with our young choirs. Solos, quartets and duets can be included in worship occasionally for those interested. If you have talents in this area, please contact Sally Harmon at sharmon@firstpresfargo.org.

Solos and Small Groups

Year-Round

We form small singing and instrumental ensembles throughout the year. If you have a musical talent and want to share it, we will provide a time for you to do so. Additionally, we can connect you with others for collaborative musical opportunities. If you have questions, please contact Sally Harmon at sharmon@firstpresfargo.org

 

Upcoming Special Events:

November 18: The Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans

Two identical festival worship services will be held at 9:00 and 11:00 am. We will feature the blessing of the Scottish tartans with bagpipes and drum band, celtic dancers, orchestra and choirs. This long-standing traditional service is truly celebratory. Invite your friends to attend!

December 16: Carols by Candlelight

Join us on Sunday evening at 6:30 pm. This heartwarming musical program will feature all of our church’s vocal and instrumental ensembles, as well as congregational carol-singing in a celebration of word and music. This is another opportunity to invite a friend to attend.

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The Organ

organ1.jpgFor information about First Presbyterian Church's Schantz Organ, please see this brochure.

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