The First Presbyterian Church is blessed with a wonderful and varied ministry of music including various instruments.
Our vocal ensembles perform approximately twice a month during the school year under the direction of Jamie Carey. Our vocalists, whether singing as a duet or a full choir, are a dedicated team of musicians who love to sing to the glory of God in a way that enhances our worship experience. The Word at FPC is not only proclaimed through the sermon, but through the gift of music as well.
We have a four octave set of White Chapel Handbells along with chimes. Our handbell ensemble performs on special Sundays throughout the year, adding sounds of beauty and joy to our worship experience.
The Mohler Pipe Organ
The original Mohler organ was built for the sanctuary in 1965 with 2 manuals and 18 ranks with almost 1,000 pipes. The console was placed on the main floor, but afterwards moved to the balcony.
In 2011 the Buck Organ Company renovated the 18-rank Moller organ, adding two ranks of flute pipes along with several digital ranks, resulting in a delightful, well-rounded instrument. Also the console was moved down to the main floor and placed on a rolling platform which can be moved to center front for performances.
Baby Grand Piano
Our beautiful baby grand piano is utilized, together with our pipe organ during our worship services. Duets with the organ, accompanying instrumentalists and vocalists along with our choir adds much to the rich beauty of our worship experiences.
Our church recently purchased a Yamaha Clavinova in memory of Peg Frisbie. This keyboard allows the versatility of various sounds and rhythms to enhance our music used during worship, including our outdoor services.