Music is an integral part of our worship services. In addition to music during worship,
our chancel choir, soloists and small groups, perform in special annual musical programs
such as our Fall Festival and other special musical programs. Additional instrumentalists
are encouraged to participate at all services.
Choir meets to rehearse at 8:30 on Sunday mornings (check the schedule to be sure)
-- come join us in the choir loft!
Our five-rank pipe organ was constructed by MP Moller, Inc., of Hagerstown, MD, and dedicated on January 27, 1952. It serves as accompaniment to the choir and hymn singing, as does the grand piano. Our choir explores musical styles of many different traditions, seeking always to enhance your worship experience.
Under the leadership of Music Director, Natascha Reich, our musicians find encourgement to explore new musical styles and techniques.
The Cottage Bells, our adult bell choir, performs regularly, as does the Psychebellics, the youth bell choir. The only requirements are enthusiasm and the ability to count to four (well, sometimes we have to count to eight, but rarely). The Psychebellics have not only performed within the Cottage Grove community, but have also traveled to Washington and Ashland, Oregon to perform.
Contact Chris Heritage, our Bell Choir Director, for more information.
Annual Band Camp
During the early part of summer, The First Presbyterian Church of Cottage Grove
hosts an annual Band Camp for local musicians of all ages. This is an especially
valuable event for high school musicians seeking to hone their skills -- and enjoy
making music. The annual event concludes with a concert for friends and family.
For more information about participating, please contact the church office.
The Band Camp was founded through the initiative of our member Bob Dill,
who passed away in December 2016. Here is a recording of his final clarinet
performance for us. His good work will live on in our band camps and in his
rich legacy of teaching and mentoring musicians of all ages through a long
and dedicated career.