MUSIC MINISTRY                                       

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CHANCEL CHOIR CORNER 

 

HANDBELL CHOIR PAGE

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* * * *  Special:  The REQUIEM of Gabriel Faure * * * *

   

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Dr. Steven Mowery  —  Music Director & Choirmaster

  mailto: stevenfpc@hickoryfpc.org

Dr. Martha Hill        Service Organist and Accompanist

Carol Anne Hartman   Director of Contemporary Worship Music

 

“The FPC Music Program offers our community the privilege of singing, ringing, and playing beautiful and appropriate music to honor God.  We believe that all music is prayer, offered to God from our hearts, on behalf of the hearts of our congregation and the hearts of our world. We work hard to present before God our musical offerings, so that God will be pleased with our humble efforts.”

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Want to hear one of our anthems again?  

Our recordings are at www.soundcloud.com . Search for “stevenmowery” (the one with the green safari hat).  Most of our anthems and most of our Lessons and Carols are recorded for 2014-2015-2016.  

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OUR ENSEMBLES

[If the pictures appear upside down, you have two (2) options:  (1)  turn your IPAD,  IPHONE, or ANDROID upside down and look at them; or (2)  look at the page on a Windows-based laptop or desktop. We are not sure why this happens, but we can assure you that our choir does NOT sing hanging from the sanctuary ceiling !  ]

The Chancel Choir

Alto and Tenor Sections

Our Second Soprano Section

The Chancel Choir leads our traditonal worship at 11 AM each Sunday in our sanctuary.  We sing musical styles from Bach to Bernstein to Rutter and from Hopson to Hayes to Forrest.  We are accompanied by organ, harp,  piano, horns, percussion, and visiting artists and ensembles.  Conducted by Dr. Mowery, we are adults of all ages, college students, and older high school students.  We form many friendships among us and are a good entrance point for new members in our congregation.  We encourage participation by busy people by providing multiple rehearsal times each week.

First Soprano and Bass Sections

The Chancel Choir practices in the sanctuary choir loft each Wednesday evening from 7 until 8:15 PM and each Sunday from 10 until 11 AM.

KAIROS WORSHIP TEAM

The Kairos Worship Team leads our contemporary worship at 11 AM each Sunday in the Fellowship Hall. We sing and we play guitars, bass, drums, percussion, keyboards, and synthesizers to accompany our community singing and our special music presentations.  We are adults of all ages and high school students.  Because we have busy schedules, we use our talents as much as possible but we understand that some of our commitments are limited. For information, contact Carol Anne Hartman at ca@cahartman.com .

The Kairos Worship Team rehearses at 7:00 on Wednesday evenings in the Fellowship Hall.

THE SANCTUARY HANDBELL CHOIR

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2015-2016 Handbells.RightThe Sanctuary Handbell Choir is for adults and older high school students who  enjoy the  sounds and fellowship of playing together in an instrumental ensemble.  A very basic knowledge of reading music is necessary, but even new players quickly acquire the skills necessary to play the bells.  By its very nature, handbell playing requires dedication and time commitment to the program.  Coached by Dr. Mowery, the group presents music in the 11 AM traditional service on a seasonal  basis.

The Sanctuary Handbell Choir rehearses on Wednesday from 6:15 until 6:55. 

 

CHORAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM

2016-2017 Choral Scholars: Samantha, Jolene, Chase, Hailey, Justin, Carter, Rebecca, Skyler

FPC offers significant musical scholarships each year for participation and leadership in our mus

ic program.  The scholarships are offered to students at Lenoir Rhyne University and Catawba Valley Community College.  Students are selected with the recommendation of the college music faculty.  They participate each week in our traditional services and serve as section leaders,

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2014-2015 Choral Scholars Jolene, Heather, Justin, Carlos

2015-2016 Scholars

2015-2016 Choral Scholars : Justin, Hailey, Rebecca, Kyle, Samantha, Jolene

soloists, rehearsal accompanists, and occasional conductors of the Chancel Choir.  Particular responsibilities are determined in consultation with the student and the college faculty. For applications and additional information, contact Dr. Mowery.