Music & Liturgical Arts

Vanderbilt Church follows the call of the psalmist to make a joyful noise to the Lord through the pipe organ, grand pianos and the beautiful voices of our children and soloists. In addition to our own music and worship events, we offer a marvelous concert series that attracts hundreds of listeners to the church.

Vanderbilt follows the call of the psalmist to make a joyful noise to the Lord through many different musical mediums, including the Chancel Choir, Carillon Ringers, Handbell Choir, the Moller pipe organ, a Yamaha Clavinova, four grand pianos and the beautiful voices of our children and soloists. We provide musical enrichment for all our worship opportunities. A dynamic concert series brings together singers, instrumentalists, writers and artists and choirs to lift the spirit and inspire.

Chancel Choir

The 110-voice Chancel Choir of Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church provides music for all services of worship. Drawing from a repertoire of all periods of music history from plain chant to contemporary Christian music, the choir serves as the musical ministers of the congregation. The Chancel Choir is a non-auditioned ensemble and membership is open to all interested singers. In addition to providing music for worship, the choir presents two concerts annually.

Rehearsals are held every Wednesday night September through May in Cochran Music Hall. Warm-up rehearsals are held one-half hour before each worship service. If you are interested in joining the choir, please call Jim Cochran at 592-5398.  

Carillon Ringers Handbell Choir

The Carillon Ringers Handbell Choir, an ensemble utilizing 5 1/2 octaves of Schulmerich handbells conducted by Stanley Leonard, provides inspiring music during regular worship services from October through April and for Christmas and Spring Concerts presented at the church. If you're interested in membership, contact Stanley Leonard at the church office.

Vanderbilt Readers Theater Company

Readers Theater is the performance of literature (poetry, prose, scripture, and drama) without memorization, costumes, sets, or props. It involves using the body and the spoken voice, individually and together, to illuminate the written text in the imagination of the audience. Readers create a variety of characters, narrators, and sound effects. Rehearsals involve theater games to improve skills in working and reading together. If you're a would-be actor and a person of imagination with a good sense of fun, then this is the group for you.

Summer Music Camp July 2017

Under the direction of Dr. James B. Cochran, Campers will learn singing techniques, musical games, and have the opportunity to learn about composers and musical instruments (including harps).

Students, 2nd to 5th graders,must be currently registered to attend public or private school in Collier or Lee Counties.Campers are required to bring their own lunch each day. VPC will provide snacks.There is no before or after care.

REGISTRATION STEPS

Advance registration requested. Camp fills up fast!

1. Pick up a form at VPC or click here  and complete registration.

2. Make sure that the Release/Consent Authorization on the back of the registration form is notarized before drop it of with your payment.

3. Make your check payable to:  Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church.Please note in memo line:  Music Camp

4. Return registration with notarized form and payment to the Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church Office, Weekdays, 9am to 4pm.  

Concert Series

The Concert Series is a part of the church's outreach program to the community.  It runs during "season" from October through April. 

It will delight, amaze and inspire you, regardless of your musical preferences! We' bring together outstanding singers and instrumentalists to lift your spirit and immerse you in the beauty of the world that surrounds us. You'll find passionate prayers, delightful displays of whimsy and contemplative music and song. 

Seating for all concerts is first-come, first-served. Doors open 45 minutes before performance time. Nursery care provided for all Sunday concerts.

Our new Concert Series wil take a break until the beginning of 2017. We will start again as soon as our Sanctuary will be renovated with the addition of our new gorgeous Lively-Fulcher Organ. Thank you for patience!  

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