First Church has a 1968 Austin pipe organ with three manuals and 37 ranks. It was installed to coincide with the 300th anniversary of First Church. The goal was to provide an instrument which would be adequate for accompanying the choir and congregational singing, act as a solo instrument and work with other instruments. It can easily play all styles of the organ repertoire and has a rich resonance within the sanctuary walls.
Heart in Hand Bell Choir
We have two bell choirs. Our beginner group is Faith Ringers. they rehearse Monday evenings at 6:30 pm. Our Heart in Hand Bell Choir rehearses on Monday evenings at 7:30 pm. We have a four octave set of Malmark bells. These groups rehearse from September to June and play in worship at special times of the year, especially at Christmas and Easter.
Our Senior Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and sings most every Sunday from September to June. Their repertoire ranges from Renaissance to Contemporary classic anthems. First Church boasts a large library of traditional choral anthems.
Our Celebration Singers rehearse on Monday evenings at 6:15 p.m., and sings in worship once or twice a month from September to June. This Ensemble focuses on modern sacred music, including spirituals, gospels and songs of praise that celebrate life and God.