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Traditional Music

The traditional music scene has always held much importance here at First Presbyterian Church in Sioux Falls, SD. Much of the congregation has a great respect for the classics of choral music, hymnody, and organ repertoire. In the past two years the choir has provided the congregation with two large scale choral works, which have included Mozart’s Vespers and The Seven Last Words of Christ by Theodore Dubois. The interest and participation in these events have been made possible by a rich history and appreciation for the great music of the church, which is supported in so many ways at First Presbyterian Church. There are a variety of avenues that an individual can become involved in music at First Presbyterian Church.

Sanctuary Choir

The Sanctuary Choir meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm during the school year and participates weekly in the traditional worship. This group covers sacred choral music from the Renaissance to modern compositions. Sanctuary usually sings SATB music that includes some divisions within the parts. It is a group of dedicated singers of all levels.

Children’s Choir

The Children’s Choir meets on Wednesday evenings during the school year at 5:45pm and participates in worship services on a monthly basis. This group consists of grades 3-5 and sings music of all kinds, while striving to improve their voices and pitch.

Handbell Ministry

The handbell choirs of First Presbyterian are for everyone! We are fortunate to ring on two sets of Schulmerich hand bells, and over four octaves of Malmark hand chimes.  The bell choirs play regularly for worship. Members of Handbell Musicians of America, we have rung at Area 7 and National events, High School Hand bell Happening, Kids’ Ring, Austin Area Ring Out, and the Sioux Falls Area Hand bell Festival. We have traveled to Taiwan and Paris to share our music and learn more about ringing. Most recently we were invited to ring at the Mt. Marty Christmas Vespers concert. Feel free to join us!

Bell Chorale

Bell Chorale is the adult bell choir meeting weekly during the school year on Tuesday mornings at 9:45 am. This group performs bell music of three to five octaves and rings at a very high level. Bell Chorale usually participates in worship on a monthly basis.

Crossroads Ringers

The Crossroads Ringers are the high school bell choir at First Presbyterian Church. They meet during the school year on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM. This group performs bell literature in the two to three octave range.

Celebration Ringers

The Celebration Ringers are the middle school bell choir at First Presbyterian Church. This group meets during the school year on Wednesday evenings at 5:45 pm and participates in worship a couple times throughout the semester.

Contemporary Music

While traditional music has always had a place in the congregation's heart, our contemporary program is blooming! Whether it's familiar praise songs or contemporary Christian radio hits, our contemporary worship service offers something for everyone, from young to old. First Presbyterian offers a full contemporary service at 11:00am, as well as providing special services with contemporary music.

Praise Band

Praise band serves as our contemporary music leadership group. They lead our second service in praise and worship. We use traditional hymns, familiar praise songs, and even contemporary Christian radio hits. We also work in conjunction with the Sanctuary Choir from Traditional Music on special occasions.