first presbyterian church

2331 NE 26th Ave, Pompano Beach, FL 33062

 

music ministries

Gordon Roberts - Interim Director of Music Ministry and Interim Organist

Gordon Roberts, a native of Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania, has been doing church work professionally since the age of 9, conducting choirs and holding positions as organist/choir director. He holds a BS Degree in Music Education from Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and BM and MS degrees from Juilliard School NYC.  A conductor, organist, pianist, accompanist, teacher, vocal coach, composer, arranger and orchestrator, Mr. Roberts has performed internationally.   While at Juilliard he was part of the prestigious Lincoln Center Program and was accompanist for the internationally renowned Mezzo Soprano, Jennie Tourel.  Mr. Roberts was winner of the National Baldwin Piano Recording Competition and served on the Boards of Art Serve, The Chopin Council (where he was vice president for 6 years), Public Theater, and is SubDean of AGO (American Guild of Organists).

Music is the heart of worship at First Presbyterian Church. We have many music ministries and concerts through out the year. 

  • Chancel Choir
    • The Chancel Choir provides music and worship leadership at Sunday Worship, special services throughout the year and presents annual Christmas and Easter concerts for the Spire Series. Members need to be able to read music and while previous choir experience is helpful, it is not required. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 pm (except during the summer months), and on Sunday mornings 1 hour prior to the service, in the Choir Room.
  • Handbell Choir
    • This choir performs regularly in worship services and at other special events at the church and in the community. Members need to be able to read music but previous handbell experience is not necessary.  Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the choir room.
  • Cherub Choir
    • Join us for music, movement & fun! Cherub Choir meets every Thursday from September until May. The choir also sings in church approximately every other month, and on Christmas Eve. Please meet in Mrs. Therrell's LCS classroom at 3pm until 3:45pm. Open to PK4 to 1st grade students. 
  • Jr. Bell Choir
    • 1st graders to 5th graders learn to read music and ring chimes with Mrs. Therrell. The Bell Choir practices on Sundays at 11:00 am. Email Mrs. Therrell for more information. 

Videos of Mark Jones' Funeral & Memorial Concert