Music is a vital part of Fairfax Presbyterian Church because music is a vital part of Christian spiritual living. Christianity throbs with song! Through music we not only praise the Triune God, we also confess our sins, recommit our lives to Christian service, reaffirm our Christian faith, comfort those who mourn or are troubled, lift our prayers to God, reach out to those who do not know the gospel of Jesus Christ, and share fellowship with other believers.
We sing when we are happy, of course! But we also sing (or play) when we are grieving, when we are penitent, when we are worshipful, when we are in company with other Christians, and when we are alone. Music helps us express ourselves to God and before others in ways that go beyond mere words.
The music program at FPC offers many ways to do any and all of these things! Explore the links below to find out more about our music program and how you can deepen your own faith and broaden your life in Christ as a participant. For more information, contact Director of Music Gretchen Kuhrmann.
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The Fairfax Presbyterian Music YouTube channel was established in May 2020, and begins with the Sunday Express Musical The Kid's Table. This video is just the beginning of the music that will be available for you from the Music Ministry of FPC!
Thursdays, 7:30–9:15 pm, Choir room (235)
Join and make a joyful noise! This traditional SATB choir for adults and high-schoolers leads the congregation in worship through a broad range of varied sacred choral music. We sing in worship most Sundays, primarily at the 11:15 service, but we perform for both services roughly every five weeks. We also perform a Sermon in Music during Advent and during Lent. Prior music background highly desirable, but not required if you’re willing to learn! Directed by Music Director Gretchen Kuhrmann.
Our handbell choir is open to talented HS students and adults with prior experience ringing or very strong music skills. We ring five octaves of handbells and/or chimes, and play in worship approximately once every five weeks. A few of our most advanced ringers occasionally rehearse and play as a separate small ensemble. Contact Karen Hammond for more information.
Our youngest choir provides music training for the children in our congregation. It meets on Sunday mornings as part of the Sunday Express program. This choir sings occasionally in regular worship services and participates in the 4:30 Christmas Eve Family Service. Directed by Erin Sanzero.
Continuing our music education for the next generation, the Youth Choir is an opportunity for our 6–12th graders to further develop their music skills. Directed by Erin Sanzero.