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. The choir's repertoire of sacred music includes traditional hymns, anthems and spirituals.
The Chancel Choir rehearses Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:00 p.m. All singers are welcome! Join this exciting ministry as we lead our congregation in worship each week.
If you would like more information, please contact Reva Rogers, Director of Traditional Music.
Our Bells of Praise adult bell choir rings in the traditional services on the second Sunday of the month. We are seeking additional members!
Weekly rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
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, or call the church office.
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.
Previously performed major works include The Messiah (Christmas section) by G.F. Handel, Requiem by John Rutter, Amahl and the Night Visitors by Carlos Menotti, 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 select Sundays. Participation is by audition only. For information, please contact Reva Rogers, Director of Traditional Music.
"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