MUSIC MINISTRY

Primary Choir

The Primary Choir is for ages 3 years-Kindergarten. They meet on Wednesday evenings from 5:00-5:30 with Marcy Lay, Wilmoth Foreman and Cindy Baxter on the first floor in Room 107.

 

Young Musicians

Our children’s choirs will begin our fall programming with great energy and focus on musical education and worship participation with special emphases on a Children’s Sabbath in October and a children’s Christmas musical to be presented in mid-December. We hope all of our youngsters will be able to participate in these special services.

The Young Musicians Choir is comprised of children in First-Fifth Grades. They meet in the Choir Room on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-6:45.

CHANCEL CHOIR

The Chancel Choir, our primary service choir, rehearses  

on Wednesday evenings at 7:10 PM. We always seek

and welcome additions to our Chancel Choir throughout

the year. We especially encourage  youth and adults who

are musically gifted, and/or those who love to sing, to

consider serving in the ministry of music as a part of our

Chancel Choir this fall as we begin a new season of

leading in worship. All are welcome; and childcare is

always available for anyone who would desire it.

Celebration Ringers

The Celebration Ringers Handbell Choir plays

intermediate to advanced music on 4+ octaves of

Schulmerich handbells and 3 octaves on Malmark handchimes. The primary focus of this choir is playing for worship services and occasional special services. It has also played for various community events. The Celebration Ringers practice from 6:00-7:00 PM on Thursday evenings from September to May. This choir is always open to substitutes and to new members as openings occur. The bellchoir is directed by Marcy Lay.

THE ORGAN

The Carolyn Reynolds Fisher Pipe organ was officially dedicated on September 8, 2002. The organ is a mechanical action instrument, built entirely by the Bradley Rule Organ Company in New Market, Tennessee. The organ is comprised of 27 stops (31 ranks). Two ranks are from the original pipe work of the 1916 Felgemaker organ; B. Rule furnished other 19th century ranks, and Paul Byron of York, Maine made the remaining pipework. The wooden trackers (of which there are over 2,000 lineal feet) are made of white pine that was salvaged from the swell box panels of an 1899 E. L. Holbrook organ. The organ has an eight level memory system that can recall any registration at the touch of a piston.   

Great                                                                              

                  Bourdon 16’

                  Open Diapason 8’

                  Chimney Flute 8’

                  Dulciana 8’

                  Octave 4’

                  Nachthorn 4’

                  Twelfth 2 2/3’

                  Fifteenth 2’

                  Tierce 1 3/5’

                  Mixture IV

                  Trumpet 8’

                 Great to Pedal

Swell

                  Stopped Diapason 8’

                  Celeste 8’

                  Violin Diapson 8’

                  Principal 4’

                  Harmonic Flute 4’

                  Fifteenth 2’

                  Mixture III

                  Clarinet 16’

                  Oboe 8’

                  Swell to Great

                  Swell to Pedal

                  Tremolo

 

Pedal

                  Double Open Diapson 16’

                  Bourdon 16’

                  Principal 8’

                  Gedeckt 8’

                  Choral Bass 4’

                  Trombone 16’

                  Trumpet 8’

If you have a pastoral care or concern, please call the church office at 388-1985 during business hours. In the event of an emergency please call 931-548-6630 after office hours.

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

801 S. High Street
Columbia, TN 38401
Office: 931-388-1985

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