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Jessica Nicholson

Director of Children's Music

Janet K. Thorson

Director of Music Ministries

Jo D Apitz

Director of Carol Choir

Roxanne Ford

Director of Bell Choir


Chancel Choir
Ages: High School through Adult
Rehearsal Time: Thursday 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Director: Janet K. Thorson

You are invited to join the Chancel Choir to experience and share God’s joy through music. This group provides a valuable ministry for weekly worship but also is a community of support and nurture for the members. Please join us at rehearsal or contact director Janet K. Thorson if you would be interested in singing. We would love to have you join our family.

Celebration Choir
Ages: Youth from middle school through college
Rehearsal Time: Sunday following the worship service, finished by 11:45 a.m. in the Music Room.
Director: Jessica Nicholson

This choir for teens performs all kinds of music, from Handel and Bach to gospel and spirituals to contemporary praise songs. There are solo opportunities for those who enjoy a challenge. We love to incorporate rhythm instruments and handbells, too. All singers are welcome, and experience is NOT necessary.

Kirk Choir
Ages: 2nd through 5th grades
Rehearsal Time: Thursday 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Music Room
Director: Jessica Nicholson

Kirk Choir challenges the growing musical skills and knowledge of older elementary school singers. Note-reading skills and voice production techniques are honed with fun warm-ups and games, and we enjoy the frequent use of hand chimes and rhythm instruments as we learn a wide variety of musical styles. In addition, this choir focuses on getting to know the hymnal, learning about the way Presbyterians worship, and the seasons of the liturgical year. Opportunities for solo singing are provided for the courageous! All singers, regardless of musical experience, are warmly welcomed! Kirk Choir participates in Sunday worship about once a month.

Carol Choir
Ages: Pre-K through 1st grade
Rehearsal Time: Thursday 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room
Director: JoD Apitz

Carol Choir uses rhythmic motion, finger play songs, instruments and games to introduce new singers to the joy of music! Music concepts are also taught through the regular use of hand chimes. Bible songs and stories help children grow in understanding of our faith. This lively group is a lot of fun for young singers and sings frequently during Sunday worship services.

Gloria Ringers
Ages: High School through Adult
Rehearsal Time: Thursday 6:15 -7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Director: Roxanne Ford

The YLPC bell choir welcomes both teens and adults. The Choir participates in church services on a regular basis and may play alone or with one of the vocal choirs. While the ability to read music is a plus, anyone interested in learning to play the bells is welcome.

If you play an instrument and would be willing to participate in worship at some time, please contact Music Director Janet K. Thorson. We would love to have you share your talents with your church family. We are also interested in pianists that could occasionally assist with choirs.