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The Chancel Choir at First Presbyterian Church of Littleton (FPCL) is a wonderful and welcoming group of people who love to enhance the worship experience though church songs. “Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.” Everyone who wishes to sing to the Lord is welcome and encouraged to participate, learning worship songs in a supportive environment. The Chancel Choir typically performs at the 10:30 am worship service September through May. Previous choral experience is not necessary. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 pm and on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am in the Choir Room. Music is a special ministry at FPCL highly appreciated by the congregation. Please join us! Contact Mary Dailey, Susan Cicirello, or any member of the Chancel Choir for more information
First Presbyterian’s Youth Choir (1st – 8th grade) will begin rehearsals for fall semester on Sunday, September 23, (after the Children’s Sermon) from 10:35 – 10:50 a.m. in the Music Room. Join me, Miss Karen for fun songs, movement, and chimes! And PLEASE BRING A FRIEND!! WE LOVE FRIENDS!!! We “perform” for the congregation several times each year during the 10:30 worship service, and also have a special performance on Christmas Eve during the Family service at 4:00 p.m. We will be blessed in church along with the other musicians on Sunday, September 16th at the 10:30 worship service for Music Dedication Sunday. More detailed info to come!! Since we practice with the chimes and quite often do movement with our songs, I ask that the members come to at LEAST 2 rehearsals prior to the Sunday we are scheduled to sing in church, if possible. That will help me to plan and assign instruments/movements, as well as help our Youth Choir members prepare for singing in worship. There’s more to it than meets the eye, and we have a great time pulling it all together! Thanks in advance for your cooperation! KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR “INBOX” FOR THE 2018-2019 REHEARSAL and WORSHIP SCHEDULE !! I am looking forward to seeing ALL of your smiling faces again on Sunday mornings!! Blessings, Giggles and Smiles! Miss Karen firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Hand Bell Choir
First Presbyterian Church of Littleton (FPCL) has a youth hand bell choir called the Tintinnabulation Ringers (“TNTs”) that is in its sixth year and is the newest hand bell choir to join the prestigious music program. This esteemed group of hand bell ringers is “composed” of Senior High students who are dedicated and committed to their work as a worship-based performance group. Ringing techniques and music reading skills are covered as the TNTs practice together and evolve into a tight-knit Christian music ringing sensation. The Tintinnabulation Ringers meet on selected Sunday mornings prior to a scheduled worship performance, and ring (and occasionally sing!) during church services from September through May. On an annual basis, the hand bell choirs attend both local and national festivals and conferences, and also perform locally for various businesses and events. The Tintinnabulation Ringers attend a conference/festival or camp each summer and have traveled to New Mexico, Minnesota, Utah, and Arizona. Read about TNT’s recent trip to Snow Mountain Ranch. Contact Karen Meersman for more information.
Memorial Hand Bell Choir
After waiting 18 months for the first shipment of hand bells to arrive from the Whitechapel Foundry in London, the First Presbyterian Church of Littleton’s Memorial Hand Bell Choir was organized in the fall of 1962, beginning with 25 bells (two octaves). Our current set of hand bells number 61 (5 octaves) All the hand bells were purchased with funds provided in honor or in memory of individual members of the church. The large C3 hand bell is 11 3/8 inches in diameter and weighs 11 lbs., 1 oz.. The baby hand bell, C8, is 2 inches in diameter and weighs 7 oz. FPCL is fortunate to also own an additional four octaves of Malmark Hand Chimes, purchased for the ringers by very generous members of our congregation. The Memorial Hand Bell Choir plays worship music in church once a month, and rehearses weekly from September through May. The Memorial Hand Bell Choir also participates in local, area, and national workshops to learn, share, and perform with other hand bell ringers. This group always enjoys entertaining for local organizations when the schedule allows. During the Christmas and Easter seasons, the hand bells add to the beauty and festivities of First Presbyterian’s special worship services. Contact Karen Meersman for more information.