Music Ministry


We are seeking to give to the people of God and to the community beautiful music that lifts the soul and enhances the spoken word in our corporate life. Music Ministry Annual Report Jan 2017.

Congregational Singing Lessons

Congregational Singing Lessons We have outlined a curriculum that in fifteen minute segments will carry us through several months of non-Supper evening services, covering singing in harmony, in unison; the volume of the congregation’s voice, the tempo at which a hymn is sung, and several other considerations bearing on how well a congregation sings a particular hymn. We have in mind eventually beginning to include in the bulletin specific instructions for the congregation’s singing of certain hymns. This should be both fun and useful!

Adult Choir

Rehearsals are at 4:45 pm on Sundays, under Florence Rayburn’s direction.  For more information contact the Church Choir Director, Florence Rayburn.

Choristers

Choristers are wrapping up their season of rehearsals and music ministry. They meet each Wednesday evening, 7:00 to 8:15. To register your treble-voiced child (ages 7 +), contact Melissa McMillan.

Summer Youth Concert, July 21, 7:00 pm

Under the direction of Melissa McMillan and Sonia King, participants in ACM’s 7th Annual Summer Singing Camp present an evening of beautiful and fun choral music. The public is cordially invited. Admission is free.

7th Annual Summer Singing Camp for Ages 5-18, July 17-21

Experienced music educators Melissa McMillan and Sonia King return to this popular event in which children will learn basic vocal techniques, receive nurture in the joy of singing, and gain experience singing choral ensemble.  Participants present a public concert at the end of the week. Register now through ACM for this fun-filled week. Maximum camp registration is 50. Don’t delay.

Sing Bach’s Cantata on “A Mighty Fortress” on November 3

FPC’s Adult Choir continues rehearsal on a special Reformation masterwork by J. S. Bach. Want to sing? Contact Florence Rayburn. Performance of this cantata is slated for FPC’s Reformation 500 celebration on November 3.

Vivaldi’s Gloria: Music for Advent, December 3

Rehearsals for the timeless oratorio, Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi will begin on September 12 and succeeding Tuesdays through November.  This will be performed by the ACM Festival Choir under Ron Bechtel’s direction.

Congregational Singing

“None Other Lamb” Christina Rossetti/Peggy Palmer

Choir

“Jesus, Hast Thou Offended?” J. Heermann/J. Crüger/Setting by J. Ferguson