ministries_music_organA worship service at First Presbyterian Church would not be complete without music from one of our many talented and dedicated choirs. The Music Ministry is lead by Valerie Shondel, Associate Director of Music. If you are looking for a church home where music is an integral part of what goes on, look no further!

Voice Choirs…

all God’s children can have a voice in the Choir!

Chancel Choir: For adults, this choir meets Thursday evenings from 7:30-9PM. The Chancel Choir sings a variety of musical repertoire and all are welcome!

Choirs are forming for Jr. High and High School Choir.  All interested should contact Valerie Shondel,

Handbell Choirs…

hand-made music!

Chancel Handbell Choir for Adults:
 This choir rehearses Thursdays from 6:30-7:45 pm and performs once a month for Sunday Services as well as Palm Sunday, Easter and Christmas. 

All are welcome!

Handbell Choirs for students in Jr. High and High School are now forming.  All who are interested should contact Valerie Shondel,


Please welcome the newly formed initiative of the FPC Music Ministry.  Caldwell Broadway Arts is an initiative that will provide programs and education for young performers, as well as outreach into the communities of North Jersey and beyond. Our programs are designed to educate and inspire young artists, as well as to bring Musical Theater Programs of the highest caliber to our area including educational programs for young aspiring artists, cabaret nights, and Broadway concerts. 

To kick-off CBA, we will be offering a SUMMER MUSICAL THEATER CAMP for students ages 10-17.  The camp will run from August 7-11 culminating with a showcase of student performances on August 11th.  Please visit our NEW Caldwell Broadway Arts website at to learn more 

Valerie Shondel, CBA Director

Sarah Solie, CBA Artistic Director and Vocal Instructor