Music at First Presbyterian Church of Manhattan, KS

Many here at First Presbyterian and in our community have been blessed with extraordinary musical talents and abilities. Those members and friends seek to use those musical talents to give glory to God, and to bless others with the gift of a “joyful noise” in the form of beautiful music.

Chancel Choir

Chancel Choir rehearsal is at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning and they sing during the 10:30 AM service.

The Chancel Choir includes members of the congregation and Kansas State University scholarship students. Under the direction of Chancel Choir director, Dr. Reginald Pittman, and accompanied by organist, Mitchell Jerko, the choir sings its praises to God every Sunday.

Handbell Choir

The Handbell Choir meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.

Our Handbell Choir is an ensemble comprised of church members and chancel choir singers, offering special music and giving praiseful performances throughout the year. The ensemble is led by Music Director, Dr. Reg Pittman.

KIDS! Choir

Sunday Evenings | 4:30 p.m. during academic school year

Our KIDS! Choir, led by Children’s Music Director, Natalie Davidson, is a fun and joyful way for our young ones to prepare for music in a traditional worship service, introduce and experiment with instruments (like the bells and chimes), and learn classic Christian songs.

Special Music

We invite members of our congregation, community, and beyond to share their musical abilities in our Sunday morning worship services. We love having a variety of music from local musicians! If you would like to share your musical talent in praise, contact our Music Director, Dr. Reg Pittman!.

For more information on how you can get involved with the Music Ministry here at First Presbyterian, please contact Dr. Reginald Pittman by e-mail at or call the church office at (785) 537-0518. Thank you!

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing. Psalm 100