PHPC Music Ministry
The Music Ministry of Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church is a vital and active music program that involves vocal ensembles, handbell choirs, and instruments. The hope is that God will be glorified and that both performers and hearers will be moved to a closer relationship with God.
The Sanctuary Choir, a group of dedicated singers, leads both the 9:30 and 11:00 worship services each Sunday. They sing a variety of styles of traditional church music in worship and also have several special concerts throughout the year. The choir is often accompanied in concert by orchestra.
The Sanctuary Choir regularly commissions anthems and major works to be written. This process allowed our choir to sing the premiere performances of music by such composers as Bob Chilcott, Hal Hopson, Paul Leddington Wright, Ola Gjeilo, Jeffrey Howard, Ray Andrews, and Emmy Award winning composers Gary Fry and Anthony Di Lorenzo. Additionally in 2015, the choir will host Craig Jessop, Ryan Murphy and Gary Fry as guest conductors. Previous guest conductors of the choir have included Bob Chilcott, Sir David Willcocks, Mack Wilberg, Paul Leddington Wright, Gary Fry, Eleanor Daley and Andrew Carter. In April this year, the Sanctuary Choir will be honored to host John Rutter, one of the world's most renowned composers of choral music. Mr. Rutter will be conducting the choir and orchestra in the premiere performance of a new major work he is writing for the Preston Hollow choir.
Our choir has toured both nationally and internationally with performances for the International Church Music Festival in Rome, the Cambridge (England) Summer Music Festival, the Texas Choral Directors Association, and the Presbyterian Association of Musicians national conference.
For more information, contact Terry Price at email@example.com.
For the 2014-2015 Sanctuary Choir schedule, click here.
We organize our children's choirs to include children from ages four through sixth grade.The goal of the choirs is to provide religious, educational, and recreational opportunities for children, to develop an understanding of worship, to encourage a sense of personal responibility and cooperation, and to present music to the glory of God.
For children aged 4 (by September 1) through kindergarten
Rehearsals Sunday mornings from 8:45 - 9:30 in room S220
For children in first and second grades
Rehearsals Sunday mornings from 8:45 - 9:30 in room S219
For children in third through sixth grades
Rehearsals Sunday mornings from 8:45 - 9:30 in room S218
This choir is for youth in grades 7 through 12 who have a high level of commitment to God and to the church. They sing during worship services on a regular basis and also lead special services on Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, and Easter. Rehearsals are Sunday mornings from 10:40 - 11:10 in the Youth House. For more information, contact Terry Price at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our handbell choirs provide music for both worship services and special programs in the church and community.
Our Jubilate Ringers are children in fourth to sixth grade. They rehearse Sunday mornings from 10:30 - 10:55 in room S218.
The Sanctuary Ringers handbell choir is open to adults and college-aged people who can read music and have a good sense of rhythm. They rehearse Wednesday evenings from 5:30 - 7 in room S218. Child care is available.
For more information, contact Judy Melson at email@example.com.
Creative Arts Workshop
Every year the third through sixth graders of PHPC look forward to June when they can show their stuff as budding actors in the Creative Arts Workshop children’s musical. This workshop offers an experience in the arts for our children where they can increase their knowledge of Bible/faith stories as well as to make new friends. The music is learned during May and June in music rehearsals. The workshop week environment provides a setting in which the children can help make their own costumes, props and scenery, create their own dances, experience the joy of a mutual project with other children, and learn about stagecraft. After a week of preparation, the cast presents their musical Friday night and Sunday morning.