MUSIC AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, REGINA
William Sgrazzutti is our Music Director, effective March 1, 2014. Bill brings many strengths to this position.
The music at First Presbyterian Church follows the readings of the Lectionary and the Liturgical Year. Choir anthems, vocal solos by members of the choir, instrumental solos and piano and organ selections are presented throughout the year.
The choir sang in the world premiere performance of Michael Conway Baker’s “Reflections”, a work for flute, cello, piano and wordless chorus.
“Easter Sequence” a work in three movements by US composer Dr. Joe Utterback, was given its world premiere performance in First Presbyterian Church.
A wide variety of music is included in worship wiht the organ and piano supplemented by guitar and other instruments. A CCLI license has given us access to a large collection of spiritual music.
Jack Partridge passed away June 4, 2013. His loss will be felt deeply by the congregation as he had been the music director for 46 years. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.
Partridge was the Music Director at First Presbyterian
Church since August, 1967. Since that
time the choir performed many large choral works including
the Faure Requiem, Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio, portions
of Handel’s “Messiah” and two commissioned works, the “Posaune
Oratorio” by Elizabeth Raum and “Reflections” by Michael
Conway Baker. Jack accompanied many notable
both vocal and instrumental, both at the church and in the
The choir sings from early September until the end of June. Sunday morning services, concerts and an appearance at the annual rotary Carol Festival keeps the choir active through the year. Choral music from many periods of music are sung with a special emphasis on music composed since 1980. An annual Christmas Cantata and performances with Brass Instruments are highlights of the year.
Choir practices are held in the sanctuary on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm. New members are always welcome. Leave a message with the church secretary (522 9571)to make arrangements to join this very sociable and talented group.
There are four instruments in the sanctuary