Music at First Pres

First Presbyterian Church of Evanston has been blessed with a rich and diverse musical tradition.  We seek to worship God genuinely with musical works from our Christian history and also to embrace the creativity and experience of current Christian composers and songwriters. Our musical ministries include folks that like to sing/play for fun and might sing/play by rote, and also folks that have had musical training. Wherever you are at, we invite you to inquire about participating in any of these ministries and worship God in Spirit and in truth.

  • Hannah McConnell, Worship & Music Director


Chancel Choir

Participates: Most weekly Sunday Blended Services (9am) and special services throughout the year.

Rehearsals: Every Thursday from 7:30-9:30pm in the Choir Room.

If Interested: Contact Hannah McConnell at


“Pop Up” Community Choir

A great fit if you can only sing every once-in-a-while or would like to try out the choir for the first time.

Participates: Every Second Sunday of the month in the Blended 9am worship service.

One Second Sunday per quarter, we add a Pop-Up anthem and sing at both the Blended 9 am and the Contemporary 11:30am worship services.

Rehearsals: Second Sunday at 8 am. Contact Hannah Dixon McConnell, Choir Director, to confirm rehearsals. (

If Interested: Contact Hannah McConnell at


Praise Band

Participates: Most weekly Sunday Services (both 9am and 11:30am).

Rehearsals: Every other Thursday from 7:15pm to 9:30pm.

If Interested: Contact Hannah McConnell at


Chancel Bells (Handbell Choir)

Participates: Seasonally, often in Spring and during Advent in late November and December.

Rehearsals: Seasonally, many Wednesdays at 7pm and some Saturday mornings.

Chancel Bells Director: Pam Pettibone.

If Interested: Contact Hannah McConnell at


Youth Band Jam Sessions

For Jr. High or High School students. Any instruments (including singers) welcome.

Meets: Seasonally.

If Interested: Contact Amanda Golbek at or Hannah McConnell at

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