The RPC chancel choir is made up of singers of varied musical experience. Many of the members sing in choruses in Riverdale and New York City. All of the members share a love of choral and sacred music. Choir director, Eva Carrasquero, has led the choir to new heights in musical presentation. Eva also directs the Youth Choir and teaches music and chorus in Connecticut. Heather Kim plays the organ and piano with great expertise and beauty. Members of the choir feel very blessed to have Eva and Heather share their talents with them.

RPC Chancel Choir
150th Anniversary Concert – May 5, 2013

The chancel choir rehearses every Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m., and sings during the collection of the offering in the worship service. The choir sings classical choral anthems, gospel music and spirituals. We’ve also sung sacred harp pieces.

During the summer months the choir takes a break and church goers are treated to special music offered by our talented congregation.

Sunday, April 24, 2016, Everlasting Arms, Susan Naylor Calloway.

On Sunday, November 15, 2015 the Chancel Choir sang one of our favorite anthems, “It Is Well With My Soul” lyrics by Horatio Spafford, arranged by John Ness Beck.

This song has a moving and inspirational story behind it. We hope you will take the opportunity to read about it HERE.

On Sunday, September 6, 2015, RPC hosted an Ecumenical Service with Christ Church Riverdale, our neighbor across the street. Our choirs joined forces and made beautiful music, which can be heard in the entire service podcast, or here on this page.

Precious Lord, Take My Hand
Words and Music by Thomas A. Dorsey
Choral Setting by Jack Schrader