Our Ministry Of Music

Lent gives a church's Music Ministry opportunity and challenges to offer some of the most beautiful and touching music of the entire Christian year...and FCC's Music Ministry is set to do it up right. Don't miss a Sunday!

  • March 3 - the Covenant Choir will participate with children's choirs from other area churches in an all-day Children's Choir Festival in Torrington, Connecticut, under a guest conductor.
  • March 4 - the Chancel Choir will sing Hal Hopson's setting of Gabriel Faure's ethereal Cantique de Jean Racine, joined by Austin Scelzo on violin. The Carol Choir will sing My God Is So Big, and Faith Ferry will sing my Pie Jesu (which I composed specifically for her voice).
  • March 11 - the Chancel Choir will sing Craig Courtney's gripping Behold The Lamb of God. Yes, it is definitely Craig Courtney, but listen to how Mr. Courtney so thoroughly captured the sound and compositional style of Johannes Brahms. The Covenant Choir will sing a new favorite, Helen Kemp's Prayer Litany, a beautiful setting of the prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi.
  • March 18 - FCC's Worship Band will lead the music of worship.
  • March 18 - the Fountain Music Series at 4:00 p.m. will present my nephew, Clayton Farmer (who will enter the University of Michigan School of Music this Fall on a full four-year scholarship in the Organ Department), joined by his friend (another wunderkind), Dr. Aaron Tan, for a jaw-dropping afternoon we're calling "Uncanny Keyboard Fireworks", featuring organ and piano, organ and organ, and two pianos four hands, in every conceivable dazzling combination.
  • March 25 - the Chancel Choir will sing my Ride On, Ride On In Majesty; Tim Brunner on the organ and I on the piano will offer some roof-raising accompaniment to the morning's hymns; and the Choir and Clergy-and later in the service the children-will process through an arch of full palm fronds as we savor the sounds and the feel of Palm Sunday.
  • March 29 - Faith Ferry will sing a tender solo at the 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service.

See you in worship...and see you in concert!

Blessings, Edwin R. Taylor, Music Director/Minister of Music