Palm City Presbyterian Church has a vibrant music ministry. We are blessed to have a wide array of musically talented people within our church family and within our greater community who share their gifts of music.
Our praise band, Cornerstone, leads worship at our 9:30 a.m. contemporary service in the Huizenga Family Life Center. Cornerstone's repertoire includes a wide variety of current and classic contemporary Christian music. This worship band includes vocalists, guitars (acoustic, electric and bass), keyboards and drums.
Cornerstone rehearses select Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and every Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m. Participation is by audition only. For information, please contact our church office to connect with Cornerstone's leadership team.
Our Chancel Choir sings for the 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. traditional services in the Sanctuary, October - May. (During the summer months, various soloists and musicians from our music ministry assist in worship.) The choir's repertoire of sacred music includes traditional hymns, anthems and spirituals; conducted by Rev. Dr. Brad Klostreich and accompanied by Joanne Raulin.
The Chancel Choir rehearses Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m. The first rehearsal of the new season will be on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. All singers are welcome. Join this exciting ministry as we lead our congregation in worship each week and prepare for our Christmas production of Handel's Messiah. Please contact Rev. Dr. Brad Klostreich, Associate Pastor, for more information.
Our Bells of Praise adult bell choir rings in the traditional services on the second Sunday of the month.
We participated in The Great Christmas Ring! at Carnegie Hall Thanksgiving weekend in 2019. This year, The Great Christmas Ring! will be held in Orlando at Disney World! Several of our bell choir members are planning to attend.
If you would like more information about our bell choirs, please contact Joanne Raulin, Principal Organist.
During the year, our music ministry hosts several special events such as a Christmas musical or cantata, Lenten concerts, and a variety show called "Palm City's Got Talent!" These special events often include larger instrumental ensembles.
Christmas 2021 Special Events:
- Holiday concert featuring Niah and Allisha Merrill on Sunday, December 5 at 3:00 p.m. in the sanctuary
- Our Chancel Choir and chamber orchestra, with tenor soloist Ken Gayle, will perform The Messiah (Christmas section), by G.F. Handel on Friday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 19 at 4:00 p.m.
Previously performed major works include Requiem by John Rutter, Amahl and the Night Visitors by Carlos Menotti, The Seven Last Words of Christ by Theodore Dubois, and Requiem by Gabriel Faure. Theatrical productions include Bow the Knee by Chris Machen and One Voice by Rod Stirling.
This large brass and percussion ensemble is comprised of 10-12 musicians who assist in worship during the 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. traditional services on the fourth Sunday of each month (October-April). They typically rehearse the third Sunday evening of each month. Participation is by audition only. For information, please contact Rev. Dr. Brad Klostreich, Associate Pastor.
"Throughout its 2000-year history, the organ has existed not only as a musical instrument, but as a marvel of advanced technology. Our magnificent Sanctuary organ is a wonderful example of this. It is a 'hybrid' organ, containing digital stops and pipes combined into one cohesive instrument.
Our organ was paid for by a generous gift from the Triss Shirley Foundation and is dedicated to her memory.
The organ was built in 2006-2007 by the Walker Organ Company (the digital part) and R.A. Colby (the pipe part). It is a four -manual organ with pedalboard and contains 81 stops. In addition to the sounds the basic organ can produce, there is a MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) attached to the organ. It contains some 2,000 more sounds that can be produced by this organ. The MIDI can also record music played by the organist, and then play back what was recorded!"
-Joanne Raulin, Principal Organist