The music ministry at the First Presbyterian Church of Katonah is well known in the community for its high quality and eclecticism. Our Director of Music, Kyoko Tagami Meredith, is an accomplished organist and pianist, and leads our Adult Choir and bell choirs.

The styles of music range from Bach to Gospel to contemporary Jazz, and we are not shy about using an array of instruments including our Möller organ, Steinway baby grand piano and instrumentalists and singers from our church family and the community. It is not necessary to be a member of our church to participate in the music groups.

Do You Have a Musical Calling?

We encourage members and friends of our congregation to volunteer their musical talents to help enhance our worship services and at special events.  Whether you are part of a brass ensemble, aspiring guitarist, to an accomplished violinist, there are many opportunities for the young and old alike!  Or would you be interested in singing in a choir or as a soloist on occasion?  Contact Kyoko Tagami Meredith to find out about upcoming opportunities and how to get involved!

Music is an important part of our ministry, and one we like to share with the community at large – whether that be inviting musicians to perform with us, to welcoming all to come listen.

2017 Season at a Glance

January 8 Sopranoist, Jackie Bergson
January 22 Celebration Ringers
February 12 Adult Bell Choir
February 19 Chamber Ringers
February 26 Katonah Celebration Ringers
March 12 Messiah: Part II: 22-30, Adult Choir with strings
March 14 Adult Bell Choir
March 19 Double handbell  performance, Katonah Celebration Ringers and Chamber Ringers
March 25 Celebration Ringers — Embrace the World Auction, Fellowship Hall at 4:45 PM
April 9 Messiah: Part II:33, Adult Choir and Celebration Ringers
April 13 Messiah: Part II: 27-31, Adult Choir with strings — 7:30 PM Maundy Thursday service
April 16 Messiah: Part III: 47, 48 & 44, Adult Choir with brass
Katonah Celebration Ringers
April 22-23 39th Annual English Handbell Festival, Katonah Celebration Ringers – Riverside Church, NYC
April 29 Hudson Valley Handbell Festival, Chamber Ringers – 7:30 PM Nyack College
May 14 Celebration Ringers
May 21 Messiah: Part III: 45-53, Adult Choir with strings
June 4 Annual Handbell Benefit Concert, Katonah Celebration Ringers, Chamber Ringers, Celebration Ringers, Adult Bell Choir – 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary
June 15 FREE Handbell Workshop – 5:30 PM downstairs music room
September 12 Learn to Ring Handbells FREE Workshop – beginners are welcome to attend our weekly Celebration Ringers rehearsal – Thursdays 5:30 PM downstairs music room
September 24 Katonah Celebration Ringers
October 22 Bach’s cantata BWV 80, Adult Choir with instrumentalists
October 29 Hymn Festival, Katonah Celebration Ringers – 4:00 PM Hitchcock Presbyterian, Scarsdale, NY
December 17 Annual Handbell Benefit Concert, Katonah Celebration Ringers and Emanuel Ringers – 4:00 PM Emanual Evangelical Luthern Church, Pleasantville, NY
December 23 Katonah Celebration Ringers — White Plains WinterFest Downtown Holiday Market at 6:30 PM and 7:00 PM
December 24 Sing Christmas carols at our 5:00 PM family service; or enjoy our candlelight Christmas Eve service and the Adult Choir with brass at 10:45 PM