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The Austin organ at The Presbyterian Church in Morristown was originally built in 1960 as a three manual, 50-rank instrument. The organ was typical of the period: neo-classic scheme, small scales, light foundations. The entire instrument was installed at one level behind a magnificent 19th century case similar to the Mormon Tabernacle. The Austin organ went through significant tonal modifications in 1996 when refurbished from its original construction.
This choir continues the groundwork laid in Bel Melodia. We learn the fundamentals of voice production, proper breathing and vocal techniques. The children begin to read music, both vocal and handbell. We continue to improve their rhythmic skills, coordination and teamwork. We begin the development of worship leadership, and of course, have fun. This choir rehearses during the Midweek program on Wednesdays from 5:05-6:00pm in the Parish House. We lead worship on two-three Sundays, present a musical in February and participate in the Collage Concert.
This is our youngest formal choir, which rehearses during the Midweek program on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-5:05 p.m. in the Parish House. We experience music through the use of games, movement, voices and instruments. We work on pitch matching, rhythmic concepts, basic service music and simple hymns. But most of all, we have fun. We lead worship on two-three Sundays, present a musical in February and participate in the Collage Concert.
Our newest choir combines Middle School and High School singers. This choir leads worship 2-3 Sundays throughout the year, and joins all church choirs on Easter, Thanksgiving Festival Sunday, and the Spring Collage Concert. They lead worship during the 5 o’clock Christmas Eve service. Cantabo rehearses Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Parish House.
A choir for ages 18 and older, open to all, interpreting the choral art in many styles. We rehearse Wednesdays from 7:30-9:00pm and Sundays from 9:00-9:40am in the Sanctuary of the Church on the Green (57 E Park Place). This choir leads services throughout the year and prepares two major works with orchestra.
An annual musical presented by the Bel Melodia and Bel Canto children's choirs.
JAM (Joy and Music) - Pre-kindergarten four and five-year-olds meet Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. for an introduction to music and movement.
Experience a new expression of worship with a musical style that transcends generations. Jazz is a uniquely American musical expression which mirrors many of the dimensions in our lives: authenticity, movement, dissonance and improvisation. Join us for this Fresh Traditional® offering at The Presbyterian Church in Morristown led by the Steve Hess Trio.
A vocal ensemble for men who enjoy getting together and making great music. This group sings on select Sundays throughout the year. They rehearse in the choir room two-three times prior to each time they sing.
The Presbyterian Church in Morristown offers a wide range of musical events throughout the year. Our many choirs perform, and outside groups are invited to participate in worship, special services and concerts.
Children ages 2-5 years enjoy music as part of their Sunday School class. We learn children's songs and hymns to share at worship services.
A recorder ensemble that rehearses on Sundays at 11:15am in the youth room and participates in services throughout the year. The group plays music from the Renaissance through the present and has a wonderful time making music together. Directed by Misa Lawrence.
This touring handbells ensemble for high school students rehearses on Sundays in the Choir Room at the Church on the Green (57 E Park Place) from 11:30am-12:30pm. The ROGS are involved in services throughout the year, on Christmas Eve, and have an annual tour or conference experience at the end of the school year.
These 6th, 7th, and 8th graders participate in Sunday services throughout the year. These ringers are exposed to advance Handbell techniques and by the end of 8th grade are musically able to join the Ringers-on-the-Green, the next step up. This choir rehearses Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the Parish House.