Music at First Presbyterian



Music is an integral part of our worship and spiritual lives at FPC High Point.  We offer opportunities for children, youth and adults to grow and share their musical gifts through services of worship and in fellowship with our congregation and in our community.  Our volunteers come from varied musical backgrounds, ranging from semi-professional to first-timers.  We welcome you to join us!

For information on choirs or how to join, contact Elizabeth Gulley, Director of Music at or phone 336-884-2248 ext. 550







Covenant Choir

  • Rehearsals Wednesday 7:30-9:00 p.m. (August–May)
  • Open to all adults aged 16 and up
  • Experience in reading music and singing in choir is helpful, but not required
  • Sings for 11 o’clock worship most Sundays
  • Sings a major choral work once a year
  • Performs for FPC church fellowship functions and in community 




Youth Choir

  • Rehearsals Sunday 5:15-6:00 p.m. (September-May)
  • Youth grades 6th through 12th
  • Developing vocal and reading skills
  • Deepening spiritual connection thru service
  • Presents musicals and participates in choir festival trip
  • Sings for Sunday morning worship 3-4 times a year 







 Chapel Choir

  •   Rehearsals Wednesday, 6:30-7:15 p.m.   (September-early Spring)
  •   For children grades 2nd through 5th
  •   Exposure to a variety of musical styles and concepts
  •   Prepare musical and/or Christmas Pageant
  •   Regularly participation in morning worship


Cherub Choir

Deborah Brown & Daphne Roberson, directors

  • Rehearsals Sunday, 5:15 – 6:00 p.m. (September - Palm Sunday) 
  • For children K through 1st grade
  • Introduces basic music skill through instruments, movement and singing. Sings in worship up to three times per year


Memorial Handbells

Handbell Director, Elizabeth Gulley

Contact Elizabeth at

Rehearsals Wednesday 5:15-6:00 p.m.  (September- May)

  • Adult and Senior High Members
  • Music Experience is most helpful
  • Participates in worship four times a year
  • Performs in community & attends handbell festivals



 Youth Handbell Choir

  • Rehearsals Sunday 4:15-5:00 p.m. (September- May)
  • Youth Members grades 6th through 12th
  • Music reading experience helpful but not required
  • Participates in worship services at least three times a year


Chapel Chimes will resume in 2022    

Kendra Biddle, director  

  • Rehearsals on Sundays 5:15-6 p.m. (seasonally)
  • Open to grades 3rd through 6th
  • Learns ringing techniques & music reading skill
  • Worship participation three times a year


Men’s Choir and other seasonal ensembles

  • Rehearse as needed
  • Opportunities fofr informal ensembles

Other Activities

  • Church-wide Talent Night
  • Musicals
  • Montreat Worship and Music Conference - annual week-long event in Montreat, NC
  • Instrumental opportunities for amateur players
  • Scottish heritage events
  • Present visiting choirs for concerts and worship such as Bel Canto sCompany, and touring university and college choirs


Music activities are listed in the Presbygram, our bi-weekly church newsletter.


Elizabeth Gulley, Director of Music            Stan Grady, Interim Organist                               

336-884-2248 ext. 550