Music Ministry

FOR INFORMATION on the organs and pianos – the Sanctuary and Chapel instruments – please click here

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 The Chapel Choir     The Canticle Handbell Choir The church orchestra

Summer Music Camp

July 16-18, 9 a.m. to noon. Basing all activities and music on the “water” themes in the Bible – 1) Jesus Walking on the Water 2) Fishers of Men 3) Jonah and the Big Fish – children will sing, dance, play instruments and learn Bible stories and music. Enrollment is limited to 30 children.

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Celebration Choir Members Travel to Carnegie Hall for Premiere

Fifteen members of the Celebration Choir and nine church members travelled to the New York City premiere of Dan Forrest’s newest large work, “Jubilate Deo,” on March 20, 2017, in Carnegie Hall. The singers joined 170 other voices from around the United States in a mass choir assembled by Manhattan Concert Productions. As part of the Masterworks Series, the Celebration Choir submitted the recording of last year’s “Requiem for the Living,” also by Dan Forrest, for its audition piece. Henry Leck, director of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, commissioned this work and he will be the mass choir conductor. The Indianapolis Children’s Choir will also be singing parts of the piece.
The choir members returned to Fayetteville and performed “Jubilate Deo” in the Sanctuary on April 2nd. To listen to that performance, click here.

 

“Requiem” Performance

The inspired “Requiem for the Living” from March 15, 2015, is now an audio recording prepared by Don Perkins. It has been paired with photos from Michael Ruff and the result is now on YouTube.  You can find the worship music by searching for Requiem for the Living Dan Forrest First Presbyterian.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK1oPJMVIwM.

 

Dr. Marcia Heirman Mervin, director of Music Ministry/organist

  Rally-2014-038Dr. Heirman Mervin  earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance: Liturgical, Church and Synagogue Music (2008) and a Masters of Music in Church Music: Church Music/Organ (2006) from the University of Michigan. During graduate school she was inducted in Pi Kappa Lambda, national music honors society.  Initially following a ministry call with intentions to attend seminary, she earned a BA in Philosophy/Religion and Music at Spring Arbor University.  She began studying piano at age 4 and switched to organ with Dr. Roberta Bitgood in Battle Creek, Mi, National AGO President and composer at age 12.  She has served churches as principal organist from age 15 in Michigan, Georgia, Oregon, Pennsylvania and The Netherlands.  She has three young adult children living in Scotland, Michigan and North Carolina, who are all dual citizens with The Netherlands, and she is fluent in Dutch.  She has played many of the great organs in The Netherlands and Germany.  
 
 
 
 
 
 

To dowload and read a copy of the latest Music Ministry brochure, click here.

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December 2018

Celebration Choir

December 19 @ 6:15 pm - 7:05 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 17, 2019

Regular rehearsal for the Celebration Choir. At 7:05 p.m. the choir will prepare for the Schubert "Mass in G" performance from January 9 through March 20.

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Celebration Choir

December 26 @ 6:15 pm - 7:05 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 17, 2019

Regular rehearsal for the Celebration Choir. At 7:05 p.m. the choir will prepare for the Schubert "Mass in G" performance from January 9 through March 20.

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January 2019

Celebration Choir

January 2, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 7:05 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 17, 2019

Regular rehearsal for the Celebration Choir. At 7:05 p.m. the choir will prepare for the Schubert "Mass in G" performance from January 9 through March 20.

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Canticle Ringers

January 6, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Sunday, repeating until April 28, 2019

Rehearsal for the Canticle Ringers. This group prepares handbell processionals, hymn descants and bell repertoire to participate regularly in worship services and other programs.

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Millennial Ringers

January 6, 2019 @ 2:40 pm - 3:40 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:40pm on Sunday, repeating until April 28, 2019

This group of young adults in the “millennial age group” (defined as born between 1983 and 2000) meets on Sundays to rehearse ensemble ringing. Some handbell experience is required; however, if you read music and would like to learn, you can join this group.

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Women’s Ensemble

January 6, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Sunday, repeating until April 28, 2019

The First Presbyterian Women's Ensemble rehearses in the choir room.

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Men of God rehearsal

January 6, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Sunday, repeating until May 26, 2019

The men's ensemble sings once a month from September through May. Music is primarily two-part men's chorus music.

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Revelation Ringers

January 7, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 2019

This experienced handbell group rehearses in the handbell room.

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Wednesday Together

January 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:15 pm

We're still working on some of the details on the meal and compiling the classes that will be offered for this first Wednesday Together of 2019. Dinner will be Brant Brock's barbecue chicken. The rest of the meal (except drinks, which the church will provide) will be potluck. Please sign up here to let us know what you're bringing.

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Celebration Choir

January 9, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 7:05 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 17, 2019

Regular rehearsal for the Celebration Choir. At 7:05 p.m. the choir will prepare for the Schubert "Mass in G" performance from January 9 through March 20.

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Canticle Ringers

January 13, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Sunday, repeating until April 28, 2019

Rehearsal for the Canticle Ringers. This group prepares handbell processionals, hymn descants and bell repertoire to participate regularly in worship services and other programs.

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Millennial Ringers

January 13, 2019 @ 2:40 pm - 3:40 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:40pm on Sunday, repeating until April 28, 2019

This group of young adults in the “millennial age group” (defined as born between 1983 and 2000) meets on Sundays to rehearse ensemble ringing. Some handbell experience is required; however, if you read music and would like to learn, you can join this group.

Find out more »

Women’s Ensemble

January 13, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Sunday, repeating until April 28, 2019

The First Presbyterian Women's Ensemble rehearses in the choir room.

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Men of God rehearsal

January 13, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Sunday, repeating until May 26, 2019

The men's ensemble sings once a month from September through May. Music is primarily two-part men's chorus music.

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Revelation Ringers

January 14, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 2019

This experienced handbell group rehearses in the handbell room.

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Wednesday Together Classes

January 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 17, 2019

First Presbyterian Church offers classes for young and old on Wednesday night, following the fellowship meal.

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Celebration Choir

January 16, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 7:05 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 17, 2019

Regular rehearsal for the Celebration Choir. At 7:05 p.m. the choir will prepare for the Schubert "Mass in G" performance from January 9 through March 20.

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Canticle Ringers

January 20, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Sunday, repeating until April 28, 2019

Rehearsal for the Canticle Ringers. This group prepares handbell processionals, hymn descants and bell repertoire to participate regularly in worship services and other programs.

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Millennial Ringers

January 20, 2019 @ 2:40 pm - 3:40 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:40pm on Sunday, repeating until April 28, 2019

This group of young adults in the “millennial age group” (defined as born between 1983 and 2000) meets on Sundays to rehearse ensemble ringing. Some handbell experience is required; however, if you read music and would like to learn, you can join this group.

Find out more »

Women’s Ensemble

January 20, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Sunday, repeating until April 28, 2019

The First Presbyterian Women's Ensemble rehearses in the choir room.

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