Vocal and instrumental music in many genres are integral to the way we worship, hear the scriptures and build Christian community at First Church. The Chancel Choir, a quartet of top-tier soloists, the Handbell Choir, the Children’s Choir and frequent special guests contribute regularly to worship — always pursuing excellence [more…]

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir is open to adults and high school students who can carry a tune. They meet for rehearsals on Thursdays from 7:30-9:00 pm, and sing at each Sunday worship service, from September through mid-June. They also sing special services during Holy Week (the week before Easter) and the [more…]

Handbell Choir

The Handbell Choir is open to adults and high school students who can count to four. Music literacy, while a part of daily operations for the Handbell Choir, is especially easy to teach and learn in this context since each new ringer can be responsible for reading and preparing as [more…]

Choir Videos

Here you may view the playlist of videos featuring both solo and ensemble work by our Chancel Choir. You will be redirected to our YouTube channel playlist of videos by our soloists and choir. View Choir Video Playlist

Children’s Choir

The Chidren’s Choir is open to all students in grades K-12. The Children’s Choir has been the training ground of many inspiring young musicians over the years, including many Ruth Perry Award winners. Older students practice leadership and can look forward to solo and small group feature opportunities, and younger [more…]

Ruth Perry Award

The Ruth Perry Award was established by First Church through donations from its members to honor Ruth Perry, who was music director from 1931 to 1971, for her contributions to the musical ministry of First Church.  The intent of the award is to recognize those graduating high school seniors who [more…]