The most “happening” choral group, singing every week at the 11am worship service, as well as special services. They sing September to June. Everyone is welcome to join the choir. If you are not comfortable with sight-reading, tapes are available to help you learn the music at home. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7:30pm to 9:00pm in the sanctuary.
The love for worshipping and praising God through contemporary Christian music is what keeps this group ever so vibrant and alive. Song leaders, guitarists, and instrumentalists share their faith as they participate in leading ‘Songs of Praise’ at the 8:30 contemporary service. Come join the Praise Team in glorifying His name! This dynamic group rehearses at 7:45 on Sunday mornings.
All the ringers perform their impressive musicianship as a unified group on handbells. Ringers bring distinctive reverberations to Sunday worships and special services. The ringers participate in the 11 am service. If you are eager to learn more about ringing handbells and chimes, contact John! The Kirk Ringers are looking for new members. Rehearsals are Sunday afternoons in the Sanctuary following the 11 am service.
Kirk Ringers performing "Do You Hear What I Hear" on Youtube
Do not have the time to make a weekly commitment to a group? The department of music ministry at First Presbyterian is always interested in getting everyone who wants to offer their musical talents involved. Solos, duets, and special music presentations by ensembles at Sunday services are always welcome. Please contact the music office for more information.
Church Office: 732-462-0374
Director of Music:
We welcome John Cavicchio as our Director of Music. John has been a church organist, pianist and choir director for most of his life. He comes from the Cape May area, where he served for twelve years as Minister of Music at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, as well as organist at St. Simeon’s Episcopal (Anglican) Church. John is a Latin teacher at Red Bank Catholic High School, as well as their handbell director for both student and faculty bell choirs. He is the assistant organist at the school, concert and liturgical choir accompanist and directs the string en-semble. John and his wife Judi raised five sons and have lived in the Cape May area.
Organ Solo by John Cavicchio, with slide show of the church