Music and the Arts

O come, let us sing to the Lord;
   let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
   let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

—Psalm 95:1-2, NRSV


The Music Ministry of FPC is a vital and vibrant music program incorporating choral, instrumental, and handbell music. Our goal is to use music to engage the worshipper in glorifying God. In partnership with the spoken word, we strive to be ministers through music creating transformational worship experiences.

To get involved, contact Marvin Crawford, Director of Music & the Arts.

For Adults

Sanctuary Choir (Adults, College, and High School)

Rehearsals Thursdays, 7:00–8:30 p.m. (September–May) 
This passionate and dedicated group is the resident choir for our 9:00 a.m. Sunday worship service. This choir also prepares music for our Christmas and Spring Concerts, as well as other special services. New members always welcome! No audition but an interview is required.

Chancel Handbell Choir (Adults and College) 

Rehearsals Wednesdays, 7:00–8:30 p.m. (September–May)
This choir is an active part of worship services and concerts at First Presbyterian Church. Highlights include the annual The Bells of Christmas Concert in December and participation in a handbell festival in the spring. Participation is by audition/invitation only and is capped at 14 ringers. The ability to read music is required. This group is always looking for backup substitutes.

FPC Festival Chorus (Adults, College, and High School)

Rehearsals Thursdays, six weeks prior to Christmas, Easter, and Spring Concert, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
A choir for those who are unable to make an ongoing weekly commitment but desire an opportunity to sing. Music is provided in advance of the first rehearsal for outside preparation. Please contact Marvin Crawford, Director of Music & Arts at (970)482-6107 for more information. 

For Youth

Jubilate Ringers (5th–12th Grades) 

Rehearsals Sundays, 10:15–11:00 a.m. (September–May)
Spots for 10 ringers. Students must have the ability to read music. Regular attendance at rehearsal is a must! Contact Kathryn Rudd, (970) 215-2377, for more information.