The Music Programs at the Setauket Presbyterian Church carry a long standing tradition of fun, fellowship, and spiritual enrichment. The choirs are an inspirational way of expressing our thanks and praise to God. Everyone is invited to experience and explore their faith musically.
Music is an important part of life. It can be inspiring, moving, or uplifting. Here at SPC, music is equally important in worship as a complement to scripture readings, sermons, and prayers. Henry Giles says, "A song will outlive all sermons in the memory."
The SPC Choir and the Bell Choir invite you to experience the joy and camaraderie of "making music." If you love to sing, then join the SPC Choir on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Choir Room. If you can keep a beat and can count, then you may want to try your hand in the Hand bell Choir on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Choir Room. Both choirs are open to junior and senior high youth and adults alike. Younger singers, ages 4-12, are invited to join the Children’s Choir on Sunday mornings at 11:00 am.
We are not looking for expert musicians, although that would be great, and we are not looking for perfection. As Johann Sebastian Bach once said, "The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul."
Music Director & Church Organist
Mr. Robert E. Price
Robert came to the Setauket Presbyterian Church in 2003 as the Church Organist. In June 2005, he became the Music Director. Born and raised on Long Island, Robert has been involved in performing religious music most of his life. Prior to coming to Setauket, he was the organist and music director in two Episcopal churches in Nassau County. He divides his time between his church responsibilities, giving private music instruction, accompanying singers and instrumentalists and freelancing as a professional bassoonist.
Robert has a Bachelor of Music from the Manhattan School of Music and an Master of Music from the Mannes College of Music.
For information on how you can get involved in our music program: call Robert E. Price at 941-4271.
Music Director Emeritus: Mr. Mark Orton
Mark became Director of Music at Setauket Presbyterian Church in 1968. For 37 years he directed the Music Program at the Church. He retired in 2005 and has been given the honorary title of Music Director Emeritus. Mark continues to contribute to the music program at the Church.
Mark has a BA in Music History and Theory from Colorado College and a MS in Choral Conducting from Juilliard School of Music.
Rehearsal schedules are subject to change.