The Music Ministry is dedicated to fulfilling our mission to lead the congregation in joyful worship. We utilize the God-given musical talents of all ages and abilities to glorify our Lord.
This is the principal choral ensemble that supports the weekly morning worship on Sunday. This choir sings for the 11 am service on Sundays, special concerts such as Christmas Sunday, Major Works, and Good Friday. The choir sings a wide range of choral repertoire from early renaissance composers to modern choral masterpieces. There is no audition required but the ability to match pitch is essential.
Rehearsal: Wednesdays from 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
God Alive Children's Choir
The Upper Elementary Children’s Choir is composed of children grades 3 through 5 and is part of our “God Alive” Christian Education ministry. The goal of this choir is to teach the great hymns of the church and her liturgy. In addition, they learn about 5 anthems per year.
The Lower Elementary Children’s Choir is composed of children grades K through 2 and is also part of our “God Alive” Christian Education ministry. The goal of this choir is to have the children match pitch, simple rhythm with movement, and to sing twice per year by themselves and several times with the upper elementary choir.
Rehearsal: Wednesdays during God Alive (4 - 6 p.m.)
Bel Canto Youth Choir
This choir is composed of grades 6 through 12. This choir sings a variety of choral music including classical, global music, and some contemporary. They also occasionally work on a handbell piece to ring for worship. The Youth Choir leads in worship about six times a year and will on occasion join the Sanctuary Choir for special events. All youth in these grades are welcome.
Rehearsals: Sundays from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM prior to Youth Group
Raleigh Court Ringers
This is our church handbell choir. This ensemble rings about every other month, and we are always seeking new members. While no audition is required, music reading skills are a must.
Rehearsal: Tuesdays from 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM
When our present sanctuary was built in 1958, a large organ was envisioned, and a correspondingly large organ chamber was included. However, upon completion of the building, only a relatively small 16 rank Moller organ, having limited capabilities, was affordable; the intention was to expand it later. Well, later turned out to be about a half century, during which countless expansion proposals were explored, but none was realized. That is, until in late 2004, RCPC was approached by Second Presbyterian Church in Roanoke with an offer to donate their 29 rank Moller organ, highly compatible with our organ, the two having been built within the same time-frame. The only condition was that it be removed within a month to make room for the immanent installation of their new Goulding & Wood organ.