The FCC Orchestra is the newest addition to the worship ministries at First Covenant. It was created to answer the command found in Psalm 150: "Praise God with trumpets and all kinds of harps. Praise him with tambourines and dancing, with stringed instruments and woodwinds. Praise God with cymbals, with clashing cymbals." The orchestra plays two Sundays a month alternating between the traditional service and the contemporary service. It provides a unique worshipful texture to these services.
This is a non-auditioned group of instrumentalists who rehearse Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00. It is open to everyone 9th grade and up. It is recommended that all instrumentalists have completed at least a junior high level orchestra experience. Musicians younger than 9th grade may audition with the Director of Worship Ministries if they feel they have sufficient skill. If you are interested in playing but are unsure of the skill level required, please feel free to visit a rehearsal to test your "chops"!
One of the most unique aspects of the orchestra is the fact that it is truly an intergenerational ensemble. The age range of our members spans from young teenagers to senior citizens with skill levels ranging from moderate musicians to respected instructors. Our musicians come from a variety of musical backgrounds, and have found success and enjoyment in this ministry. What a great opportunity to show our unity as the body of Christ!
The FCC Orchestra season begins the first week in September and ends the second week in May. If you have any questions about the orchestra please contact our Director of Worship Ministries here.