Music Ministry
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Music is a vibrant and important part of worship at Falls Church Presbyterian Church. Interested in joining a choir? Take a look at the options below and contact us if you have any questions. 

Come make a joyful noise with us!

Lisa Billingham, Director of Music
Lisa Bloy, Organist

Chancel Choir

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The Chancel Choir welcomes adults and high school youth. The Chancel Choir sings during most services from September through mid-June. Practice is on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9 p.m. 

Lisa Billingham, Director

Why I sing in the church choir

 

“Music is a primary way that I experience the presence of the divine... Practicing music is an art form while at the same time creating a foundation of the liturgical experience for the congregation that might help them to experience God’s presence...”  - Myra Bridgforth, soprano

"Church choral music has always for me been compelling evidence of the existence of God. I get goose bumps listening to Mozart’s Ave Verum, Faure’s Requiem, or Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. And it’s so much better being part of the performance, rather than just being in the audience! ... "    
- Bill Cole, tenor

“For more than 50 years, choirs in my various church homes have been where I interact with my theology, sustain my spirit, and feed my soul. They’ve been my small group, my adult ed., and quite often my primary source of therapy. In short, choir is where my faith comes alive!”  - Steve Graff, tenor

“ ... the joy of coming together with others to produce something beautiful, getting to know other congregation members better through a shared experience, the fun we have at rehearsals, and not having to wonder where I’m going to sit at service! But most importantly, it gives me another way to worship God on Sunday mornings..."  - Jenny Lansbury, alto

Honey & Locusts

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Honey & Locusts began in the fall of 2015 as the FCPC Music Group. As it grew and took shape, we realized it needed an official name, and after much discussion we decided on "Honey & Locusts." The inspiration came from the discussions around John the Baptist during Advent. Matthew 3:4 reads, "Now John wore clothing of camel's hair with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey." We were drawn to this image of honey and locusts, because of the simplicity which points to this radical faith that God will provide, and the contrast of sweet and bitter. The stark contrast of the two reminds us that God can take any offering and make it into something good; something that nourishes us, both in body and in soul. This group hopes to bring glory to God through music, so if you are interested in joining, know that you are welcome and wanted and will help us make a truly joyful noise!

The group is open to all youth AND adults. Contact Helen Wilkins, director of youth ministry, for more information.

Honey & Locusts meets on Sundays at noon in the sanctuary. 

Children's Choirs

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Children's Choirs meet September through April, wrapping up their year with the annual children's musical. All of God's little ones are joyfully welcome to participate!

Primary Choir (Ages 3-Grade 2) 
Carol Choir (Grades 3-5)
 
Children’s choirs meet on Sundays at 12:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall Loft. Children should bring a snack or a bag lunch. One choir will rehearse in the choir room while the other eats lunch in the loft, and then the groups switch. 
 
Felix Polendey, Director of Children's Choirs
Allen Organ

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Allen Elite™ Opus VI

Our beautiful Allan organ was installed in 2010 and is featured on the Allan Organ website. Click here.