Music is an important component of Presbyterian worship services, touching our hearts and spirits in a unique way. The worship service at First Pres usually includes organ and piano music, anthems sung by an adult choir and hymns sung by the congregation. Occasionally instrumental groups accompany or replace the choir, and sometimes our children and youth get in on the act!
Thursdays, 7:00-9:00, Fellowship Hall
Sundays, 9:45am, Sanctuary
The choir is a dedicated group of volunteers passionate about singing and eager to help make our worship services more meaningful through music. Members are as committed to ministering through music as they are devoted to each other in fellowship. Anyone who has an eagerness to provide his or her voice in praising God is welcome to join the choir! All voices (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) and all ages from high-school on up are welcome.
The Adult choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from September through June. If you are interested in joining, at any time of the year, please contact our Director of Music, Andy Chislett, firstname.lastname@example.org or (650)-325-5659, ext. 107.
During Lent and Advent we hold a series of Taize services on a weekday evening. We meet by candlelight, sit in silence interspersed with a few readings and singing of Taize chants, usually accompanied by harp music. These meditative services help us renew our strength and concentrate on the meaning of these waiting times in our liturgical year.