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Our worship is “blended”, which to us means it is both rooted in Presbyterian tradition and inclusive of contemporary and creative expressions of prayer and song. Music is an essential component of our worship through choir anthems, hymns, instrumental music and sung responses.

Throughout the year we celebrate special music and invite area musicians to join. Our guests have included area instrumentalists ranging from soloist to string quartets.

Each December we present a Christmas Cantata, featuring our Adult Choir joined by singers invited from the area.

Adult Choir

The adult choir sings every Sunday during the program year and is directed by Karen Baker and accompanied by Nancy Cox. New members are always welcome to join us! We rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm for about an hour.

We are blessed with two musicians on staff at First Presbyterian.

Nancy Cox, Pianist

Nancy Cox is a gifted piano teacher who teaches students through the Academy of Sound, at the FPC location primarily.  She also accompanies music students and vocal groups throughout the year, including the Stoughton Festival Choir. Nancy enjoys bringing both traditional and contemporary music to FPC worship services. She is also the FPC choir accompanist. When not involved in music, Nancy writes book reviews for the Midwest Book Review, owned and operated by her husband and daughter, James and Bethany Cox.

Karen Baker, Music Director

Music has played an enormous role in Karen Baker’s life. She became her church’s organist at age 10. After obtaining a Bachelor and Master’s degree in music education, she taught music in public schools, private piano lessons, and served as Music Director for First Presbyterian Church of Oregon for 27 years before retiring in 2006. Aware of an unfilled vacancy, she felt the call to return in 2023 to this job she absolutely loves. She warmly welcomes all those who wish to sing to join our devoted, volunteer choir.


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