Music provides an energetic thread of community at Winter Park Presbyterian Church.  We encourage musicians of all ages, abilities and styles to participate in our church life.  We welcome you to share your talents individually or in one of our groups which range from Classical to Folk to Gospel and instrumental ensembles.

Ongoing Music Programming*

*All programs are through September through May.

Chancel Choir
Ages: 15yo – adults
Practice: Thursdays from 7:30 – 8:45pm
Shares Music: Every Sunday Service.  Including special services including “Lessons & Carols” in December.

Jubilee Bells
Ages: 15yo – adults: includes both experienced and beginning ringers
Practice: Thursdays from 6:30 – 7:30pm
Shares Music: One Sunday Service per month and additional arrangements with our Chancel Choir.
The church is proud to own 4.5 octaves of schulmerich hand bells and 3.5 octaves of suzuki hand chimes.

Children’s Choir includes playing of ukuleles, hand chimes, and a myriad of percussion instruments!
Ages: 4yo – 5th grade
Practice: Sundays from 5:00 – 6:15pm
Shares Music: One Sunday Service per month*

Youth Choir share contemporary songs that speak to their faith, led by Kris Dempsey.
Ages: Middle & High School students
Practice: Sundays from 5:00 – 6:15pm
Shares Music: One Sunday Service per month*

*The Children’s and Youth Choirs create and present two Sunday worship services each year; Joy Gift (early December) and a Spring program (early April).  It is amazing to see and hear the spiritual energy and creativity these talented young people have to share!

Ukulele Choir (find more about this special program here or watch a video
Ages: 15yo to Adults
Practice: Sundays from 5:00 – 6:15pm
Practice: Fridays from 8:30 – 9:30am (aka) Friday Morning Ukes.  Popular one for parents who can bring their happy kids to play with Monster trucks and stuffed animals during rehearsal. (continues during Summer from 9-10am)
Shares Music: One Sunday Service per month*

Special Music Programming

Outreach Concerts. Our music groups perform throughout the year at various Sr. Citizen facilities and churches.

Annual Ukulele Camp, started in August 2015, offers Ukulele group lessons to the brand new to the more experienced player.  Complete with dinner and day care, this program also boasts a very cool t-shirt, plus Bible study and “Introduction to the Hand Bell” for the non-ukulele folks.

“Winter Park Pres. Presents…” is our 3-concert series that began in the Spring of 2016 with the goal of reflecting WPPC’s Music program.  The 2016 season included performances by Stray Local, Brothers Egg, the Girls’ Choir of Wilmington, and Presbyterian College’s Handbell Choir.  2017 performances included the Wilmington Celebration Choir, the Wilmington Boys Choir, and a Ukuleles Unite! Concert featuring 4 string and ukulele bands.

A little about our 3-manual Rogers Organ

The Winter Park Presbyterian Church sanctuary features a 3-manual Rogers organ.  The Rodgers organ company was founded in 1958 by Rodgers Jenkins and Fred Tinker who worked at Tektronic, Inc.  Established after WW II, Textronic made oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and video and mobile test protocol equipment. These two visionaries wanted to create 1) an electronic organ that sounded like a pipe organ and 2) an instrument that would be financially accessible.  Now based in Hillsboro, OR, their digital instruments can be found all over the world, including Carnegie Hall!

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