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
The principal music ensemble that leads the Sanctuary worship, the Chancel Choir is open to all singers from high 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
Thursday evenings, 7:30 – 9:00 pm in Knox Hall
Sunday mornings, 9:00 – 9:30am in Knox Hall
Upper Room Worship Program
Led in a contemporary style, the Upper Room worship program highlights a more informal musical setting. In the past, the music has ranged from soloists with piano or guitar accompaniment to mixed musical ensembles including solo or multiple singers accompanied by a mixture of piano and a wide variety of percussion, string and wind instruments. The goal of the Upper Room music is to bring the joy and love of God to the worshippers while sharing some of the incredible talent we have within the Church and the community.
Director: Geff Phillips
Rehearsal: Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 am in Knox Hall
The 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, 7:00 – 9:00 pm in Knox Hall
Fifth Season Ensemble
An 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
Open to any child who wants to sing, our children’s choir meets monthly on the 3rd Sunday mornings at FPCP. The children’s choir is scheduled to sing periodically during 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
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 Upper Room Rehearsals take place on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 am in Knox Hall.
- The Joyful Ringers meets on Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00 pm in Knox Hall.
- The Chancel Choir meets on Thursdays from 7:30-9:00 pm and on Sunday mornings from 9:00-9:30 am in Knox Hall.
- The Children’s Choir meets on 3rd Sunday mornings in Fellowship Hall during the Sunday School time at both services.
If you have questions concerning FPCP’s Music Ministry programs, please email Dr. Jerry Smith or call him at 734-453-6464, ext. 119.