Music at FPCA
Music is at the heart of worship at FPCA. We believe in glorifying God through a variety of styles, instruments, and musicians. Choirs for all ages support and augment music in worship. Our congregation also includes many instrumentalists whose gifts are often welcomed into worship.
Chancel Choir (Jeremy Roberts, Director) – This 45 voice adult choir rehearses on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. and sings for most Sunday services from September through early June. They also sing for All Saints, Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and other special services. The Chancel Choir sings a varied repertoire, spanning from the renaissance music to 20th century music, spirituals, and contemporary compositions. No audition is required.
Youth Choir (Jeremy Roberts, Director) – for 6th through 12th grades, the Youth Choir meets on Sundays 4:30- 5:15 p.m., before Youth Supper and Youth Group. They sing or participate in worship at least once a month, as well as singing for special services such as All Saints, the Moravian Love Feast, Christmas Eve, Youth Sunday and Easter.
Chorister Choir (Jeremy Roberts, Director) – For 2nd through 5th grades, the Choristers meet on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. They sing as a full choir, in various smaller groups, and play a wide range of percussion instruments. They sing or participate in worship at least once a month, as well as for special services such as All Saints, the Moravian Love Feast, and Christmas Eve. Choristers is a great way for children to learn a high level of musical skills, musicianship, and about worship, all while having fun!
Cherub Choir (Kim Thomas, director) – For Kindergarten and 1st grade, this choir meets on Sunday mornings from 9:45 to 10:10 a.m., as a part of Bible Journeys. They sing for special services at different times of the year, including All Saints, the Moravian Love Feast, Christmas Eve, and Palm Sunday.
FPCA is home to many instrumentalists who are often found sharing their gifts on Sunday mornings. A brass ensemble plays regularly in worship and on festival days. Other ensembles are assembled as needed.
Instruments of the Church
The fine tradition of music at FPCA is supported by superb musical instruments. FPCA's sanctuary is home to the 2014 Holtkamp Organ, a Kawai grand piano, and a two manual pedal harpsichord built by David Sutherland of Ann Arbor in 1985.