Dr. Ray Landis, Director of Music at First Congregational ChurchDr. Ray Landis is our Director of Music and Organist. “Dr. Ray” received his doctorate from the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in Music Performance. He brings both classical, traditional and contemporary music to the service with the help of vocalists and instruments. Special music offerings are scheduled throughout the year.

Canterbury Bells, our handbell choir, is featured monthly on each second Sunday during the program year and on some holidays. They rehearse weekly on Wednesdays at 6:15 pm in the William E. Sample Chapel.

Chancel Choir meets weekly on Thursdays at 7:30 pm in the Music Room, and sing most Sunday mornings in worship. They warm up prior to Sunday services in the Sanctuary at 9:15 am.

Our Children’s Choir  rehearses, Sundays, from 11:30 am – 12:15 pm in Sample Chapel. They are under the direction of Assistant Director of Music for Children Tim Cleary. The Children’s Choir sings often in worship services, throughout the year.

Anyone interested in joining the Chancel Choir or the Canterbury Bells, or in enrolling their child(ren) in the Children’s Choir, should contact Dr. Ray at 314-962-0475 or at ray.landis@firstchurchwg.org.


MUSIC NOTES

Good Friday Blues
April 14, 2017
at 7:00PM

The Oikos Ensemble plays blues renderings of gospel and lament hymns, and jazz standards (including “Strange Fruit” made famous by Billie Holiday). With narration, scripture as storytelling, and prayers, all to mark the remembrance of the Messiah’s execution. “The hour Continue reading →

The Cry of Jeremiah: Still I Rise
Sunday, April 9
at 4:00 p.m.

Next up in the God Is Still Speaking – Come Listen! Concert Series!                   The program will feature the First Congregational Church Chancel Choir with guest singers from the St. Louis Symphony Continue reading →

Jazz Noel: A Christmas Meditation – Sunday, December 18 at 4:00PM

Experience the Christmas story through the arts—jazz, painting and poetry. Jazz Noel is a Christmas meditation blending the music of the Oîkos Ensemble, the artistry of painter Michael Anderson, and the poetry of Cliff Aerie, in a worshipful setting. The Continue reading →

‘Teaching the Eye to Hear: Creative Reflections on Matisse’s “Jazz”’ 

For one fall afternoon, music, dance and art will combine in a collaborative experience at First Congregational Church of Webster Groves that will explore the work of iconic artist Henri Matisse from multiple perspectives. The program is a creative collaboration Continue reading →