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An integral part of the congregation and the worship life of First Presbyterian Church, our music ministry aspires to support, instruct, and encourage all of its participants as we seek to embrace and proclaim God’s love. A wide variety of offerings provide opportunity for all ages to participate actively in our music ministry.


Contact Suzanne Riehl (sriehl at fpcrichmond dot org) to connect!

Wee Sing
Ages 4-K, Room 208
Lauren Neal, director
Sundays during Sunday School hour

Praise Kids
Grades 1-2, Room 205
Margaret Taylor Woods, director
Sundays during Sunday School hour

(Worship Arts Music Ministry)
Grades 3-5, Choir Room 209
Suzanne Riehl, director
Sundays 4:15-5:00 pm

YAM (Youth Arts Ministry) Fall 2019 Schedule (PDF)
Grades 6-12, Choir Room 209
Suzanne Riehl, director
Sundays 12:15-1:00 pm

Chancel Choir
Choir Room 209; Suzanne Riehl, director
Wednesdays 6:30-8:15pm (except 4th Wed. of month)

Open Door Band
Singers and instrumentalists wanted! Contact John Fetherston.

Music & Children’s Choirs:

Wee Sing is designed for children Age 4 - Kindergarten and practices during the Sunday School hour. Praise Kids is designed for children in 1st and 2nd grades meets during Sunday School hour. WAMM is for 3rd-5th graders and meets Sunday afternoons at 3:15 pm in Room 209.

This fall WAAM (grades 3-5) will experience Pipe Organ Explorations. Each Sunday afternoon, we will learn about the mechanics of the Pipe Organ and how our pipe organ works. Also, on Sunday mornings, one at a time, interested participants will get to sit next to the organ and watch organists play during the worship service.

On Sunday, October 6 from 12:15 - 2:00 we will serve lunch at the church and go on a field trip to see two other organs close by. We hope you can join us!

Our culminating experience will be hearing organist Aaron Tan, our November 17 recitalist. He will play a preview recital after church for our children! More details forthcoming. Questions? Contact Suzanne Riehl, Minister of Music, or Cindy Jennings, Administrator.

Music Ministry Team

Music Celebration Sunday 2017! Click the icon in upper left for selections, or view here.

A Note From Our Wee Sing and Praise Kids Choir Directors

We are so excited for a new year of music in Sunday School! Every child, Age 4 through Grade 2, who comes to Sunday School (9:45-10:45) will learn more about the lessons Jesus teaches us through songs and games. There is no sign up or extra activity to add to your weekly calendar!

The dates we will sing in Sunday Services are posted outside the Sunday School rooms and we will be in touch throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you and your family at church on Sundays.

Lauren Neal, Wee Sing Director (4yr-Kindergarten) 
Margaret Taylor Woods, Praise Kids Director (1st-2nd Grades)