One of the comments we often hear from first-time visitors to FCC is “Wow. A real choir in a small church. That’s special.” We couldn’t agree more. For many years, through all our ups and downs, our Choir has helped us truly to “make a joyful noise” in our worship . . . with everything from Bach Cantatas to Folk music to Broadway Show Tunes (with some very “interesting” stops in between.)
Music Director Jeff Paul does it all. He works with the pastor to chose appropriate hymns for each service, then picks preludes, postludes and other music to tie the service together. He rehearses the choir on Thursday nights and before worship on Sunday, then he leads it all from the keyboards of our piano and organ.
But music isn’t just limited to Sunday morning. The superb acoustics of our little sanctuary make it a great site for intimate concerts. Jeff and our Arts Committee work to bring first-rate professional musicians to FCCSR for three to four concerts each year. These often benefit Every Dollar Feeds Kids or one of our other outreach programs.
Our Very Own Hymn. When we completed the re-design and re-building of our Sanctuary in 2001, we commissioned a Hymn from composer Dan Damon for the dedication. “This Hand to Hold, This Song to Sing” celebrates both the spirit of FCC and the features of our new space. It’s been a favorite of the Choir and Congregation ever since. (Click here to download a full-size copy and sing along!)