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!
2018 Season at a Glance
|January 21||Celebration Ringers|
|February 4||Hot Soup/Cool Jazz Handbell Fundraiser following church service|
|February 11||Adult Bell Choir & Chamber Ringers|
|February 25||Katonah Celebration Ringers|
|March 11||Adult Bell Choir|
|March 18||Chamber Ringers|
|March 19||Double handbell performance, Katonah Celebration Ringers and Chamber Ringers|
|March 25||Palm Sunday Handbell Precession from the Old Katonah Train Station 930am|
|April 1||Easter – Katonah Celebration Ringers|
|April 15||40th Annual English Handbell Festival, Katonah Celebration Ringers – Riverside Church, NYC|
|April 28||Hudson Valley Handbell Festival, Chamber Ringers – 7:30 PM Nyack College|
|May 20||Mother’s Day – Celebration Ringers|
|June 3||Annual Handbell Benefit Concert, Katonah Celebration Ringers, Chamber Ringers, Celebration Ringers, Adult Bell Choir – 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary|
|June 14||FREE Handbell Workshop – 5:30 PM downstairs music room|
|September 13||Learn to Ring Handbells FREE Workshop – beginners are welcome to attend our weekly Celebration Ringers rehearsal – Thursdays 5:30 PM downstairs music room|
|December 15||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|