Our wonderful Chancel Choir brings music and joy to Sunday morning services throughout the year. These volunteer artists generally meet on Wednesday evenings to rehearse with Director of Music Tom McCoy. Our choir performs both classical and contemporary sacred music from many traditions. New choir members are always welcome! For more information, contact our church office at email@example.com or (845) 265-3220.
Experience Jazz Vespers, a contemporary concert worship service performed on select Saturdays throughout the year. Jazz Vespers features professional jazz musicians, including talented Philipstown friends and neighbors.
Vespers is an ancient service of evening prayer, practiced by many denominations. The word comes from the Greek ἑσπέρα (hespera), and the Latin vesper, meaning "evening."
The concept of Jazz Vespers originated in New York City in the 1960s. It was an outreach program for people who were seeking an alternative to Sunday morning church services - including musicians who work late on Saturday nights, and the music-lovers who stay out late to listen to them play!
Jazz Vespers can include prayer, meditation, and spoken verse along with live jazz. Together, we take a journey through an ancient evening service of prayer in a modern, creative, informal, and multi-sensory way. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (845) 265-3220.
"Jazz Vespers services are open to everyone, whatever their spiritual bent is.
We approach spirituality from a non-dogmatic point of view.
It is definitely a hallmark of this congregation over the years
that many are drawn to it by a sense of community. . .
Jazz Vespers is an extension of that.”
FPCP Director of Music