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!
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 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|