471 Main Street, PO Box 548, Highlands, NC 28741 | 1 828 526 3175

TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO BE COMMITTED DISCIPLES IN
GOD'S KINGDOM HERE ON EARTH

Music Ministry

First Presbyterian Church has a vibrant and extensive music program. The Chancel Choir is led by Dr. Michael Lancaster, who also serves as Conductor of the Asheville Symphony Chorus. Organist/Pianist, Angie Jenkins, has served as principal accompanist at the church since 1976. In addition to the Chancel Choir and Sacred Sounds Bell Choir, many world-class guest instrumentalists and vocalists – as well as occasional guest choirs greatly enhance numerous worship services throughout the year. Two ͞Bluegrass Sundays͟ are scheduled each year. A number of concerts are presented throughout the season, in addition to old fashioned Hymn Sings and a Christmas Carol Sing each December. The church installed a 2 manual 16 rank Wicks pipe organ in 2004.

Guest Musicians/Musicians at 11:00 Worship Service


  • July 1 – Larry Black, Trumpeter
    Garrett Whipkey, Tenor
  • July 8 – Coro Vocati Choral Ensemble
    Conducted by Dr. John Dickson
    Jonathan Crutchfield, Guest Organist
  • July 15 – Linda Lancaster, Flutist
    Kelly O’Dell, Oboist
    Franklin Keel, Cellist
  • July 22 – Sacred Sounds Bell Choir
  • July 29 – Jillionna Bailey-Plemmons, Harpist
  • August 5 – Highlands Men’s Chorus
    Conducted by Dr. Michael Lancaster
    Brad Ulrich, Trumpeter
  • August 12 – Sacred Sounds Bell Choir
  • August 19 – Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan
    Cameron Nixon, Bagpiper
  • August 26 – Carolina Women’s Chorale
    Conducted by Dr. Michael Lancaster
    Patricia Black, Pianist
  • September 2 – Pebblebrook School’s Phoenix Ensemble
    Conducted by Dr. Katie Woolf

To read more about our music program at First Presbyterian Church please check 2018 Music Issue publication by clicking on the link.


2018 Concert Series

Hours

Weekly

9:30 a.m. Church School
8:30 a.m. Communion Service

Early June - Labor Day

11:00 a.m.
Worship

Communion
First Sunday of each month

Office Hours

Monday-Friday
9:00am-4:30pm

Prayer Request Events