We believe God is the creator and giver of all good gifts and that one of the most meaningful of those gifts is the gift of music, whether sacred or secular. We also desire to enhance our community with our presence and our programs.
Worship is central to our congregational life. River Road Presbyterian Church offers a multi-faceted array of musical ensembles and opportunities for our children to learn the language of faith and worship, for our youth to confirm their own expressions of faith, and for each of us to offer music to the glory of God and learn the skills which make our worship participation more fulfilling and give more profound expression to our faith. Along the way we also participate in concerts, festivals, and special events.
New singers are welcome any time but September and January are the most natural entry points into the flow of the choir season. We also welcome guest singers to join us for seasonal events or come check us out for a few rehearsals. New ringers normally join a handbell choir only in September or January. Membership at RRPC is not a requirement. We simply invite you to come join us in the celebration of God's gift of music.
View the links below for more on Ensembles, Music 4 Kids, Concerts, and the RRPC Music Acadmey. For complete information about our music programs, contact Larry Heath at 804-740-7083, Ext. 311 or email@example.com
Lawrence W. Heath
Director of Music / Organist
Larry Heath joined the RRPC staff in 2004, coming from Beaver, Pennsylvania where he served congregations at First and, subsequently, Park Presbyterian Churches and taught music at Geneva College. Larry is the principal conductor and organist and oversees RRPC's graded choir program and outstanding music staff. Larry earned a BS in Music Education from Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA, and the MMus in Church Music from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey, where he was also elected into Pi Kappa Lambda. Larry and his wife, Laurel, have two daughters, Lana and Lindsay, and two grandchildren. In addition to music he enjoys sailing and travel.
Assistant Director of Music
Marianne is the primary accompanist for the choirs of RRPC and directs various handbell and children's choirs as well. She also serves regularly as organist for worship. She holds the BM in Organ and the MM in Music History and Theory from Baylor University and has done post graduate study in Vienna, Austria and Siena, Italy. She is a Colleague in the American Guild of Organists (CAGO) and has performed in the United States, Italy, and Switzerland.