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Warming up for Americana
Children's Choir
PHPC's Sanctuary Choir
Our 2013 creative arts workshop cast
Sanctuary organ detail

Music Ministry Sunday
Sun. Oct. 9 | 9:30 & 11:00 AM

Candlelight Carolfest
Sun. Dec. 4 | 5:00 PM

Christmas Music Services
Sun. Dec. 18 | 9:30 & 11:00 AM

Music Staff

Steve Jobman
Director of Music
214-368-6348, ext. 142
sjobman@phpc.org

Michael Groff
Associate Director of Music
214-368-6348 ext. 168
mgroff@phpc.org

Annette Albrecht
Organist/Associate Director of Music
214-368-6348, ext. 144
aalbrecht@phpc.org

Zach Wells
Associate Director of Music
214-368-6348 ext. 140
zwells@phpc.org

Visit our resources page for a directory, calendar, and leadership list.

These documents are password protected. If you're a choir member and need the password, please contact Steve Jobman at:

sjobman@phpc.org or 
214-368-6348, ext. 142.

 

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.

 

Sanctuary Choir

Approximately 200 adults participate in the Sanctuary Choir at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church. Many singers find choir to be a place where their gifts can be fully explored and where each person is known and celebrated. Choir is not only a place where worship and music making happen, but is a space for friendship and welcome. The Sanctuary Choir leads both the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services each Sunday, singing in a variety of styles. Often accompanied by instrumentalists and orchestra, the Sanctuary Choir performs in several special concerts throughout the year including Carolfest in December and the highly anticipated Americana Concert in May.

Preston Hollow regularly commissions anthems and major works to be written for the Sanctuary Choir. This process allows our choir to sing 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. 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 2015, the Sanctuary Choir was honored to host John Rutter, one of the world's most renowned composers of choral music. Mr. Rutter conducted the choir and orchestra in the premiere performance of a new major work written for the Sanctuary Choir, The Gift of Life: Six Canticles of Creation. 

Our choir has previously toured both nationally and internationally performing 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. In June of 2015, the Sanctuary Choir toured central England, singing in worship in St. Mary’s University Church in Oxford and presenting concerts in Worcester Cathedral and the Woodstock Parish Church. The tour ended with a gala concert in historic Coventry Cathedral. Tthe choir combined with the St. Michael’s Singers of Coventry and the English Symphony Orchestra under conductors John Rutter, Paul Leddington Wright and Bob Chilcott. 

For more information, contact Steve Jobman at sjobman@phpc.org.
 

Children's Choir

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 more information, contact Michael Groff at mgroff@phpc.org.

You can register online here

Children's Choir Resources here.


Alleluia Singers
For children in kindergarten through second grades
Rehearsals Sunday mornings from 10:15 - 10:55 in Founders Hall

Jubilate Singers
For children in third through sixth grades
Rehearsals Sunday mornings from 10:15 - 10:55 in room N238

 

Musikgarten

Our successful Musikgarten program continues this fall with a class offering for infants – 2 year olds and their parents. Musikgarten offers more than just an easy way to introduce your child to music. Music classes can play a critical role in your child’s social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development. It also lays a pathway toward musical proficiency and creating a lifelong spiritual foundation.

With Musikgarten, you and your children experience dedicated music time each week in which you bond with your children. Free from distractions, you can watch them grow into confident, independent, and expressive young people!

We will also feature an adult Sunday school class—beginning at 10 a.m., after Musikgarten—for parents of Musikgarten students. This fall we’ll focus on the book, Raising Faith-filled Children by Tom McGrath. We are so excited about this new collaboration and hopefully, you will be too!

Register online for Musikgarten here.

 

Westminster Singers

The Westminster Singers meet on Sunday nights in the Youth House from 6:30 – 7:30. Youth in grades 7 – 12 are encouraged to be a part of this choir. Choral singing is an excellent way to practice teamwork, strengthen your musical ear, and participate in worship.

This fall, the youth choir will perform in Sunday worship, in our Christmas Eve service, and occasionally at The Gathering in Founders Hall. We’ll be singing traditional choir tunes, a capella pieces, and some arrangements with the youth band. No prior choral experience is required.

For more information, contact Zach Wells at zwells@phpc.org


Handbell Choirs

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 Steve Jobman at sjobman@phpc.org.  

The Gathering Band

As a space for alternative music styles, The Gathering provides church members of all musical backgrounds with the opportunity to lead music at Preston Hollow. Young and old, new members and lifelong members— The Gathering is a space where we can celebrate the joy we find in God. All types of instruments and singers are welcome! Join us in The Gathering at 9 a.m. on Sunday mornings in Founders Hall. Band rehearsals are Tuesdays or Wednesdays and are scheduled based on ensemble size.

Interested in performing in the band at The Gathering? Contact Zach Wells at zwells@phpc.org

 

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.