Music Ministry

As part of our November 15th's Sunday Service, 

our beloved music director, Faye Chen, and

director of instrumental music, Nenad Ivovicwill be performing:

Brahms, Variations on a theme by Haydn for two pianos, Op. 56A, Var. 1

By Johannes Brahms

Faye Chen


Nenad Ivovic


Pictured above: Constance Cryer Ecklund, Skip Borgerson, Faye Chen, Ethel Crosby, and Sue Stoddard

A new member of First Church has just arrived and been set up in its new home!  It is with thanks, great appreciation, and joy that we announce installation  in the sanctuary, to the left of the altar, of a lovely mahogany  baby grand piano, the wonderful gift of Dr. Robert Giebisch and his sister, Christine Giebisch Mohrer.  This beautiful instrument, given in loving memory of the late Dr. Gerhard Giebisch and his wife, Ilse, joins our current upright in color, tone, and anticipation of many happy performances.  It can accompany  the choir, shine on its own, or with the concert upright enjoy duos together.  The words from everyone as it was put into place were:  it looks as though it was made for the spot!   Faye Chen, Choir Director and Handbell Leader, along with Nenad Ivovic, Director of Instrumental Music, are already both looking forward with much anticipation to the important role this grand piano will have in our exceptional music ministry.  It will be tuned in August, thus allowing it time to become acclimated to the sanctuary.  All we need is for the Covid-19 pandemic to calm down and permit us all again  a chance to perform, to listen, and to sing. –A happy message from the Board of Music:  Sue Stoddard Chair, Skip Borgerson, Faye Chen, Ethel Crosby, Constance Cryer Ecklund, Betty Fearon, and Joan Rifkin.   
Director of Choir and Handbell Choir
Faye Chen
Our Choirs


Adult Choir rehearsals are on Wednesday nights at 6 p.m.      


Bell Choir rehearsals are on Mondays at 7:30 p.m.


If you are interested in joining either group or just want to give it a try, we invite you to join us in the choir room adjacent to the sanctuary.

Director of Instrumental Music
Nenad Ivovic

We are always looking for  musical guests to enrich our worship.


Listen to Hymns

       Our Choirs are planning to sing and play these hymns as soon as we can. Until then, please enjoy the music from our website.    

       Wishing you peace in the midst of chaos, moments of reflection in isolation and moments of community across the distance.



Hymns 4/20/2020

*Press on the one of the links below to listen.  

Easter Week Hymns

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