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 classical and jazz instrumental groups accompany or replace the choir, and sometimes our children and youth get in on the act! See below for upcoming opportunities open to all.
Main Rehearsal: Thursdays, 7-9pm, on Zoom
The choir is a dedicated group of volunteers passionate about singing and eager to make our worship services more meaningful through music. Members are also 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 and all ages from high-school on up are welcome.
Although the choir hasn’t been meeting Sunday mornings to sing, they have continued to meet on Zoom for rehearsals and have been working on virtual choir anthems and other exciting projects!
If you are interested in joining, at any time of the year, please contact Andy, firstname.lastname@example.org or (650)-325-5659, ext. 107.
Lent and Advent Services
During Lent and Advent we often 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.
NOTE: These services will not take place in person in Advent 2020 and Lent 2021.