Music - DSM First Church

Music

 

The music ministry at First Church provides unique and spiritually uplifting music experiences to the congregation, so they:

  • may grow in understanding the Christian faith
  • will develop and strengthen their relationship with God
  • will live more faithfully as Christian disciples

Chancel Choir

A dedicated group of singers, using their musical gifts to enhance the worship experiences. They sing from their hearts to provide musical leadership and lead congregational singing every Sunday. The choir also provides special seasonal music for Christmas and Easter. If you enjoy singing please join us.

Rehearsal: Thursdays 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

 

White Chapel Chimes

A group of fun-loving and diverse ringers who wear white gloves, blue robes, and smiles on their faces. The choir plays at the worship service on the last Sunday of the month and provides special music for Christmas and Easter.

Rehearsal: Thursdays 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Bell choirs have been an integral part of First Church's music program since April 1961, when Roger and Frances Keck ordered a set of hand bells from Whitechapel Bell Foundry in England. The bells arrived in July 1963. During the long waiting period, the bell choir had been using bells owned by the Keck family. In 1981-1982, eleven new hand bells arrived to supplement our existing set. Since then, the bell choir has had four-octave hand bells and two-octave hand chimes. (Source: A Parade of Saints by Idabelle Forker, 1995).

 

Summer Music Opportunities

Summer Choir

July 2, August 6 and September 3

Summer Choir will rehearse at 9:30 am and sing at the 10:30 worship service on that same day. NO AUDITION REQUIRED. Friends and families are welcome. Music, coffee and continental breakfast will be provided.

Summer Bells

June 18, July 23 and August 20

Summer Bells will rehearse at 9:00 am and play at the 10:30 worship service on that same day. Ringers of all ages, all levels are welcome. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Call Tin-Shi at 244-6209. Music, coffee and continental breakfast will be provided.

 

Organ

For more fun facts about our organ specifications, click on the image below.

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