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How Can We Keep From Singing?

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Sunday. November 14, 2010 was a great day for worship and music at First Presbyterian. While the Chancel Choir rested up for that afternoon's All-Mendelssohn Concert, morning worshipers basked in the glowing sounds of FPC's Chapel Choir.  

How Can I Keep From Singing
(that Shaker/Quaker classic),
arranged for voice, piano and oboe
by FPC's Music Director - Dr. Michael Lister.

Albert Wood, piano
Susan Gierthy, oboe
click here

Followed by two Bach Chorales - woodwind duet by Susan Gierthy (oboe) and Senta Fosmire (bassoon):

Sheep May Safely Graze

Wachet Auf

Dick Gascoyne recorded a lovely video snippet  of Mendelssohn's Lauda Sion at the afternoon concert, jointly performed by FPC and First United Presbyterian Church of Troy.

Sunday, November 21, 2010 was another fine day at FPC.  Check out FPC's Bell Choir and their rendition of Hal Hopson's Antiphon.


But then November 18, 2012 was no slouch either. Their Sunday prelude featured Ring Alleluia by Howard F. Starks.

Click here to watch the bell choir in action.

That same day, FPC alto Fiona McKinney provided heart-warming communion music- 
Strassburg's arrangement of

O Jesu, Joy of Loving Hearts

As might be expected, December afforded us numerous opportunities for joyful noise - vocal and instrumental.

Sunday. December 5, 2010
Fiona McKinney, alto,
Nancy Frank, piano
Prepare Thyself, Sion
by J.S. Bach

Sunday. December 12, 2010
FPC Bell Choir
offered an Advent treat:
Maiden Most Gentle
by Carter/Holmes

Sunday. December 19, 2010
Nancy Frank, organ
Albert Wood, piano
Sheep May Safely Graze
by J.S. Bach

Sunday. December 19, 2010
FPC Chapel Choir
Michael Lister, Director
Noel Nouvelet

Here are a few more tidbits from FPC's resident cellist, and our intergenerational Bell Choir:

First, a lovely rendition of Bach's Suite No 1 in G

Helen Lewis offered us this Prelude on March  20, 2011.  She also graced us with the Sarabande and Menuet  movements that same morning.

On April 3, 2011 FPC's Bell Choir returned with a captivating postlude - Candler, by Arnold B. Sherman.

As usual, Jack Holmes and colleagues coaxed delightfully dulcet tones out of vintage brass.

Sunday. February 13, 2011
Nancy Frank, organ
Albert Wood, piano
Eternal Father, Strong to Save
arr. David Schwoebel

Also known as The Navy Hymn, this is the last video recording featuring Albert Wood, who shared his talents with us for eight glorious years.
As of Ash Wednesday, 2012 saints and angels now enjoy his talents first-hand.

Sunday. April 22, 2012
Susan Gierthy, oboe
Todd Sisley, organ

Where'er You Walk
(from "Semele")
G.F. Handel

We never rest on our laurels - every Sunday is a new opportunity to spread our wings and sing to the Lord a new song (that's Cantate Dominum, Canticum Novum for you Latin scholars).