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.

  • Elda McGinty, 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 Dixon McConnell, Choir Director, at hmcconnell@firstpresevanston.org.

 

“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: In both services (Blended 9am and Contemporary 11:30am) on Communion Sundays: first Sunday of February, April, June, August, October, and December.

Rehearsals: Usually Thursday prior to Communion Sunday. Contact Hannah Dixon McConnell, Choir Director, to confirm rehearsals. (hmcconnell@firstpresevanston.org)

If Interested: Contact Hannah Dixon McConnell, Choir Director, at hmcconnell@firstpresevanston.org.

 

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 Elda McGinty, Worship & Music Director, at emcginty@firstpresevanston.org to audition for this team.

 

Chancel Bells (Handbell Choir)

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

Rehearsals: Often on Wednesdays at 7pm and some Saturday mornings.

Chancel Bells Director: Pam Pettibone.

If Interested: Contact Elda McGinty, Worship & Music Director, at emcginty@firstpresevanston.org.

 

Youth Band Jam Sessions

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

Meets: Every other Thursday from 6pm to 7pm.

If Interested: Contact Elda McGinty, Worship & Music Director, at emcginty@firstpresevanston.org or Liz Ribeiro, Youth Ministry Interim Director, at lribeiro@firstpresevanston.org.

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