make a joyful noise unto the lord

Guitars, handbells, piano, organ, African drum, mandolin, violin ... it's all part of the eclectic musical mix at First Presbyterian.  As a church family, we join together musically not only to worship God but also to communicate God's presence. Our choir, children's choir and bell choir each contribute to our worship experience.

Music is also one of the bridges between our church and the greater community.  We are the proud home of the Racine Kiwanis Youth Symphony Orchestra, and our beautiful sanctuary has become a popular venue for other musical groups including the Racine Symphony Orchestra, the Belle Ensemble and Choral Arts of Southeastern WI.  In addition, our "Music and More" ten-week summer concert series draws musicians from throughout southeastern Wisconsin and the Chicagoland area.

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir, led by Alejandro Alumbreros, sing regularly during the Sunday morning service.  They are a significant and much appreciated part of worship. Music ranges from gospel to classical, a cappella or accompanied by piano or pipe organ.  Typically, they sing the first and fourth Sunday of each month.

(Click on the thumbnail to hear the chancel choir sing on Sunday, March 4, 2018.)


Alejandro Alumbreros


Amanda Hansen

Bonnie Eastman

Dana Janke Griffith

Diane Lehmann

Ed Lehmann

Elaine Jacobson

Elie Hunt

Ellen Cardwell

Jen Seversen

John Brooke

Ken Nakayama

Ken Schacht

LuAnn Hansen

Megan Griffith

Handbell Choir

Led by director Nancy Buck, our bell choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and plays during worship on the third Sunday of each month. Covering five bell octaves and three chime octaves, our bell choir enjoys various styles of music, and has even commissioned an original piece, “Celebration Tapestry” from composer Kevin McChesney.

(Click on the thumbnail to hear the handbell choir play

on Christmas Eve morning.  They start at 3:48.)


Nancy Buck


Amanda Hansen

Christopher Hansen

Elaine Jacobson

Fumi Nakayama

Jen Seversen

Ken Schacht

Lissy Blandford

Maria Hansen

Nancy Reeser

Pam Wortley

Pat Badger

Todd Seversen