Dedicated to spreading God's word through the power of music, the twenty voice Chancel Choir of First Presbyterian Church is the center of a vital music ministry. Under the leadership of Dr. Richard Holsomback, the Chancel Choir provides music for Sunday worship, conducts community outreach concerts in the greater East Texas area, and has performed overseas at the International Choral Festival at Coventry Cathedral in 2008. We invite you to learn more about our choir and join us for worship the next time you're in the Longview area. If you're interested in joining our choir, please join us any Wednesday night in the choir room from 7:00 -- 8:00 p.m. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in singing.
Handbell ringing has been a long-held tradition of excellence here at First Presbyterian Church, ringing regularly for worship and special events. Directed by Laurie Bruce and Janet Read, Carillion members posses an exceptional talent and passion for ringing at the highest artistic level for the glory of God. This dedicated group of musicians gather for rehearsal and fellowship every Wednesday night from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Choral Scholars Program
First Presbyterian Church's Choral Scholars Program was created through the generosity of the Rosa Mae Griffin Foundation and the First Presbyterian Church Session to give advanced high school and collegiate singers in the greater East Texas area an opportunity to led in worship services. Other goals of the program include presenting the finest in sacred choral music, engaging in learning opportunities for the aspiring professional musician, and assisting as section leaders to our Chancel Choir.
2016-2017 Choral Scholars Program
Graduate Student, Psychology Program