Jane Christeson, Director of Music

jchristeson@fpcdstaff.org or mchriste@stetson.edu

 

“NOTES FROM THE MUSIC MINISTRY”

  Happy Fall Season from your church musicians!  We are excited to be back together with some new faces from the congregation as well as our Stetson Choral Scholars.  The Handbell Choir is back in action as well.  And since it’s officially Fall, we will resume wearing our choir robes in October so you’ll know who we are!  The last Sunday in October brings two exciting events on one day - the Kirkin’ services happen with Reggie Lyle returning as bagpiper. At 2:00 that day the Chancel Choir with Dr. Jones will present a performance of the Faure “Requiem” in honor of the upcoming remembrance of All Saints Day.  Joining us will be violinist Jaida Hawkins and harpist Maddie Bryant who is a recent addition to the Stetson School of Music office staff.  The Requiem is one of the most loved and performed of French composer Gabriel Faure’s compositions, and features our students in solo sections as well.  Be on the lookout for more information through FPCD regarding the Kirkin’ event - and happy Fall!  

Chancel Choir

Love to sing? Try singing with the choir! We meet Thursday evenings at 6:30-8:00 pm in the choir suite of the Ministries Building. The choir is divided into four sections: soprano, alto, tenor, bass. No audition required. It is very much a plus if you can read music. We sing on Sunday mornings at the 11:00 am traditional service. We also sing at the Sunrise Easter service, Christmas Eve service, Maundy Thursday, and Evensong service in the fall. Interested? Call or text Jane Christeson at mchriste@stetson.edu.  

Handbell/Chimes Choir

Enjoy listening to the handbells/chimes during the church service and have a desire to learn to play them? No experience is necessary but ability to read music is necessary. We meet for practice on Thursday afternoon at 5:15-6:15 pm in the church sanctuary. We try to play once a month during the 11:00 am service. Call or text Jane Christeson at mchriste@stetson.edu.