Music in Worship

The 2018 Chancel Choir  (click for closer view)


  • to glorify God through music in all presentations
  • to reflect the excitement and passion of the church, its people, and its ministries


  • to identify and develop the musical talent of the church
  • to emphasize a spirit of worship while maintaining musical excellence
  • to uphold a sacred choral tradition through the collaborative pursuit of musical integrity and spiritual expression

We invite you to LISTEN!

“On Jordan’s Stormy Banks” Organ Prelude

“God of the Ages, Whose Almighty Hand” Congregational Hymn

HEAR music from recent services… 

HEAR custom playlists created from music used in Worship…

The Chancel Choir – From glorious classics to vibrant spirituals, this adult choir proclaims the Gospel to the community.  From September through May, the Chancel Choir sings most Sundays.

Summer Choir – This choir sings on the first Sunday of the month, from late May through August and includes easier selections for members who don’t have as much time for rehearsal.  Rehearsals are in the choir room at 9:15 a.m. Sunday mornings, right before the service!  No audition is required…just show up!

The Youth Choir – The youth are challenged to develop their musical skills. Their choir sings on selected Sundays and presents the music for one of the Christmas Eve services.  Rehearsals are Sunday afternoons as part of the Youth Fellowship.


The Men’s Quartet – These four (Bob Borders- bass, Matt Killion- baritone, James Bates- first tenor, Richard Ray- second tenor) regularly provide breaks for the larger choir and also sing at special events at PVPC and in the community.

The Handbell Choir – A group of intergenerational ringers who regularly rehearse and are featured during selected events throughout the year.

Handbell Ensemble – These are members of the handbell choir who tackle more challenging compositions and are featured during select Worship events.

The Pipe Organ – It’s a new hybrid three-manual Pilcher-Johannus organ,  (68 ranks, 55 voices).  Through the formation of an organ fund, our music program has undergone a major makeover.  Hear music from the dedication services.

Music Staff and Department Volunteers

  • Walter Anderson – Director of Music
  • Margaret Hill/Richard Ray – Directors of Handbell Choirs
  • Matt Killion – Organist/Accompanist
  • Richard Ray – Music Ministry Elder on Session

Music Member Resource Pages