Music Ministry at First Presbyterian Church
Welcome! My name is Matt Clear. I joined the staff in December, 2017 as the Interim Director of Music for Chancel Choir and Bells.
If you have an interest in singing in the Chancel Choir or ringing bells, we need you! You can email me at Matt Clear. See below for schedules.
Our concert series for 2017-2018 season concluded in April, 2018 with Jack Rain at the organ and the Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet.
Interested in learning about the 2018-2019 concert series and sponsorship oppportunities? Please contact Matt Clear (727-822-2031, ext. 107) for more information.
Join the Chancel Choir - All are Welcome!
We can always use new singers in the choir. There are NO auditions. Join us! Choir rehearsal is on Thursday nights from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. The choir sings at the 11 am service on Sunday mornings.
In addition, there are a few significant annual events including Many Moods of Christmas Concert (December) and Festival of Praise (March).
The Many Moods of Christmas Concert raises funds to support the St. Petersburg Free Clinic. The Festival of Praise is a choral festival with a guest choral specialist/director. Area church choirs join us for a 4-day festival ending with a concert in the Sanctuary.
Some of our music is below.
Good Friday - March 30, 2018 - Chancel Choir sings "When I Survey the Wonderous Cross"
Easter Sunday - April 1, 2018 - Procession at 11:00 service
Earth Day - April 22, 2018 - Chancel choir sings "For the Beauty of the Earth"
Special Solos to enhance worship
Palm Sunday - March 25, 2018 - Todd Donovan sings "The Palms"
Mother's Day - May 13, 2018 - Susan Hellman-Spatafora sings "Ave Maria"
Festival of Praise
Mark your calendar for Festival of Praise 2019 - March 3, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
The Praise Band plays/sings for the 9:00 am Contemporary Service in Fellowship Hall. We can always use instrumentalists and singers. Please consider joining us.
The Praise Team rehearses on Wednesday at 7:00 pm.
Consider joining this truly unique musical group making beautiful music for our 11:00 am worship service monthly. The Handbell Choir rehearses on Thursdays at 5:45 pm.
The Children’s Music program is alive an well.
Please contact Carol Riley at the church office for more information.
The Reuter Organ
The Steinway Piano
The church’s 9-foot, concert grand Steinway piano was a gift to the church in April of 2005 by a church member. The concert grand Kawai that it replaced was moved to the Chapel and is used every Sunday for the early service. Enjoy a recent piano concert, "The Art of the Fugue."
THANKS FOR VISITING OUR PAGE!
Through music, we nurture a congregational song which celebrates the redemptive love of God, models the servanthood of Christ, and awakens the transforming passion of the Holy Spirit.
For information about any of our music ministries, contact:
Matt Clear, Director of Music
727-822-2031, ext. 107