Welcome! Music lies at the heart of worship at First Presbyterian Church, Oxford. With a long legacy of nurturing the arts and supporting musical excellence within the community, we are committed to sharing the many gifts and talents God has given our church. We strive to follow a common vision to be a loving faith community and offer a space for creativity and expression.
Music on Sunday mornings and at special worship services, concerts, and events throughout the year are open to the public. People of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in any of our musical groups or help behind the scenes in the Music at First ministry. All are welcome in this beautiful sacred space!
CHANCEL CHOIR: Rehearses Wednesdays 6:45-8:00pm
Our Chancel Choir is open to teenagers and adults and sings regularly for our 11am worship service. In addition to leading worship, this ensemble prepares special services throughout the year, including a service of Lessons and Carols. The choir regularly collaborates with guest musicians from the community. The requirements for membership are enthusiasm and a willingness to learn: no audition is required.
CHILDREN’S CHOIR: Rehearses Wednesdays 6:00-6:45pm
The Children’s Choir is open to all children pre-k through 5th grade. This joyful group learns about music through singing and playing a variety of instruments. They periodically participate in worship services and prepare a Christmas Eve pageant for the whole community to enjoy.
Contact Creighton Holder, Director of Music, to learn more about the Music at First ministry and to find out how you can become involved.
Music at First Concert Series
First Presbyterian Church regularly hosts guest artists through our Music at First Concert Series. These seasonal performances are free to the public and take place all throughout the church year. Music at First aims to offer diverse and exceptional music programming with a broad array of repertoire. We encourage collaborations and creativity when planning events and welcome intergenerational involvement from ministries across the church.
Peruse the Music at First 2022-2023 Season Booklet to learn more about the exciting musical offerings coming up this year:
Musical Instruments include a 58 rank Casavant pipe organ (1980) renovations and additions, Cornel Zimmer (2013) and a Steinway grand piano. Click here for the specifications: Casavant_Organ_Specifications.pdf.
Past Musical Events
- Community Hymn Festival
- Musical Meditations: Healing And Comfort
- Creation Concert
- Grace Notes Advent Series
- Service Of Lessons & Carols
- Queens Sound
- Sounds Of Spring Concert Series
- Summer Sounds