As a worship ministry of the First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth, our purpose is to provide leadership and participation in each worship experience of our congregation. Our chief objective is to enhance every worship service with well-prepared, quality musical presentations and to encourage congregational participation. Our musical events, such as holiday, gospel and seasonal concerts, are designed to uplift the membership of FPCP to a higher level of sacred worship.

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Overview of Programs

Chancel Choir

The principal music ensemble that leads the Sanctuary worship, the Chancel Choir is open to all singers from

2011-chancel-choirhigh school age and older. This choral group is comprised of approximately fifty voices. The choral season at FPCP begins in September and continues through May of the following year. The Chancel Choir performs regularly for Sunday morning services and gives sacred concerts throughout the liturgical year.

Director: Dr. Jerry Smith
Rehearsals:

Thursday evenings, 7:30 – 9:00 pm in Knox Hall
Sunday mornings, 8:30 – 9: 00am in Knox Hall

Upper Room Worship

IMG_0546Led in a contemporary style, the Upper Room worship services highlight music of a more informal nature. Dale Hicks, the director of the Upper Room music, is a guitarist/vocalist of extraordinary talent. Periodically, others join him in a leadership role. Plans are in progress to increase the size of the Upper Room music team.

Director: Dale Hicks
Rehearsal: Sunday mornings, 9:00 – 10:00 am in Knox Hall

Joyful Ringers

joyful_ringers_group_photoThe hand bell choir of FPCP, this organization is open to those who read music and have a desire to serve the Lord in a special ministry. The Joyful Ringers perform periodically during the worship services, at special events and at hand bell workshops and conferences.

Director: Sue Scott
Rehearsal: Wednesday evenings, 7:30 – 9:00 pm in Knox Hall

Fifth Season Ensemble

5th_season_ensembleAn auditioned, select vocal ensemble of women’s voices, Fifth Season performs periodically for worship services at FPCP and for worship services and concerts at other churches in the metro Detroit area. The Fifth Season has been in existence for forty years, performing in varied venues to high acclaim. Visit their website at www.fifthseasonensemble.org.

Director: Sharon Smith
Rehearsal: 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings, 7:30 – 9:00 pm in Knox Hall

Children’s Choir

Open to any child who wants to sing, our children’s choir meets on select Sunday mornings at FPCP. The children’s choir is scheduled to sing during each season of the year. Through the choir experience, our children enjoy the opportunity to learn more about their faith through words and music, sign language, simple instruments, and other methods of communicating through music.

Pre K – Grade 5 Co-Directors: Carol Moon & Janet Cronin

Youth Strings Ensemble

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Open to any young person, beginner through advanced, who plays a string instrument (violin, viola, cello, bass) and would like to participate in a small ensemble. The Youth Strings Ensemble has been featured during the Christmas Eve and Mothers Day services. This is a fun group that encourages peer support of less experienced musicians and provides a supportive opportunity for our church’s young musicians to showcase their talents.

Leader: Karen Danke
Rehearsal: Sundays at 11:30 as scheduled throughout the year

When & Where (Summary):

The Fifth Season Ladies Ensemble meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 7:30-9:00 pm in Knox Hall.
The Joyful Ringers meets on Wednesdays from 7:30-9:00 pm in Knox Hall.
The Chancel Choir meets on Thursdays from 7:30-9:00 pm in Knox Hall.
The Children’s Choir meets on select Sunday mornings in Fellowship Hall.
The Youth Strings Ensemble meets on Sunday mornings (as scheduled) from 11:30 am-12:30 pm.

If you have questions concerning FPCP’s Music Ministry programs, please contact Dr. Jerry Smith at 734-453-6464, ext. 119 or by email at jerrysmith[at]fpcp.net.