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 Sundays" 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.

Musicians Featured at 11am Worship Services

    • September 10 – Stella Zambalis, Soprano
    • September 17 – Andrew Parker, Oboist, Lillian Buss Pearson, Pianist
    • September 24 – Sacred Sounds Bell Choir
    • October 1 – TBA
    • October 8 – Garrett Whipkey, Saxophone
    • October 15 – Bluegrass Sunday: Charles Wood and Friends
    • October 22 – Guest Choir: Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School Gap Singers
    • October 29 – Sacred Sounds Bell Choir

The summer season of Highlands' weekly Interlude concerts will begin on Wednesday, July 5. The series is in its 19th season. The free concerts are sponsored by First Presbyterian Church and the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, and are held on Wednesdays at 2pm. Dress is casual. The concerts provide a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life- a time to meditate, relax, and enjoy a variety of music. Visitors to Highlands are especially invited to attend these concerts. This year's lineup includes:


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

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