Music

In worship, music reflects the beauty and character of God in ways that go beyond words.

We receive a profound gift from God through music; through our music ministry, we have the joy of sharing that gift with our congregation and community.

Choirs

First Pres has two adult choirs — the Chancel Choir and Vesper Choir — that provide musical leadership in Sunday worship.

Children and youth also have the opportunity to worship, serve, and grow through music. First Pres offers four children’s and youth choirs:

  • Cherub Choir (age 4 through first grade)
  • Joyful Noise (second, third and fourth grade)
  • NewSong (fifth through eighth grades)
  • Network (ninth through 12th grades)

Worship Band

The First Pres Worship Band provides musical leadership for the 11:30 am worship service and at other church-wide events throughout the year. The band incorporates diverse instrumentation — voice, guitar, percussion, keyboard, and strings — to express the wonder of Creation and the reality of Christ.

Music Events

Our choirs and worship teams lead in special services and offer concerts throughout the year, including:

  • Hanging of the Greens.
 All six choirs celebrate the beginning of Advent in this fun-filled holiday concert.
  • Christmas Concert. The Chancel and Vesper Choirs offer beautiful choral music of the season.
  • Palm Sunday Concert. The Chancel and Vesper Choir present a major choral work to begin Holy Week.

Check the calendar for upcoming concert dates!

Join Us

Our choirs and band provide opportunities for connection, community, and service, as well as musical and spiritual growth. New members are always welcome.

To participate in any of our choirs, contact Li-Wen Monk, director for choirs, at liwenm@fpcberkeley.org.

To play with the band, contact John Woo, director of contemporary music, at johny@fpcberkeley.org.