NOTE: You can read our complete statement here, but in short, out of an abundance of caution and care, March 10 through April 2020, our main facilities will be closed to all groups and all in-person church meetings and gatherings will be held online. Choir rehearsals and Lenten Taizé services are cancelled.
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!
Main Rehearsal: Thursdays, 7-9pm
Worship warm-up: Sundays, 9:45am
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, email@example.com or (650)-325-5659, ext. 107.
Lent and Advent Services
During Lent and Advent we hold a series of short musical services on a weekday evening. We meet by candlelight, sit in silence interspersed with readings and music. In Lent we use Taize music and in Advent we hold Jazz Vespers. These meditative services help us renew our strength and concentrate on the meaning of these waiting times in our liturgical year.