Our Worship Music
Make A Joyful Noise! Praising God at Every Age
“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth,” Psalm 100 extols. “Worship the Lord with gladness; come into God’s presence with singing.”
Our Music Ministry is multi-faceted and encompasses all ages. Each Sunday you will hear a combination of our Adult Choir and Worship Team, using their voices and various instruments for God's glory and to enhance our worship is a gift to our church.
Music has long played an important role in the life of First Presbyterian Church of El Cajon (FPC). Our worship is rich in congregational song in the form of hymns, psalms, responses, and Taizé chants. Our Church Choir and Children’s Choirs enhance our liturgies with choral music written by composers from the 16th Century to the present day, and our services typically begin and end with organ masterworks performed by Suzy Webster.
We are always looking for more heavenly voices to join our Choir and Worship Team. If you are interested please contact Choir Director Andrew Bearden (619) 442-2583.
The Chancel Choir rehearses weekly on Thursday evenings in Bailey Hall. Practice begins at 7:15pm and ends at 8:30pm. We sing a wide variety of church music including some classical selections along with more contemporary church music. Rehearsals, while fast-paced and task-oriented, still allow for laughter, fun and great fellowship.
New Generation Bell Choir
The New Generation Bell Choir is primarily made up of middle school and high school youth, although adults also have participated in this handbell ensemble. To join you do not need to read music or have rung before. You simply need to be willing to learn. Rehearsals are from 4:30 to 5:30pm each Wednesday afternoon. Cindy Graham is the director.
Jubilation Bells aka Beginning Bell Choir
This is the choir for you if you have no music background or if you are a musician who would like to learn a new instrument. We meet on Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 6:30. We perform rarely but enjoy learning. Judy Farrar is the director..
Celebration Bell Choir
The Celebration Bell Choir is for experienced ringers or persons with musical background. The repertoire for this group is more challenging and the rehearsal time longer than for the other two choirs. The choir rehearses from 6:45 to 8:00pm on Wednesday evenings. Jan Lorentzen is the director.
If you are interested in any of these musical groups feel free to contact the directors through the church office.