Approximately 150 adults participate in the Sanctuary Choir at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church. Choir is not only a place where worship and music-making happen, but is a space for friendship and welcome. The Sanctuary Choir leads the traditional worship service 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 John Rutter, Ryan Murphy, Bob Chilcott, Hal Hopson, Paul Leddington Wright, Ola Gjeilo, Jeffrey Howard, Ray Andrews, and Emmy Award winning composers Gary Fry and Anthony Di Lorenzo.
These commissions are a direct collaboration between Preston Hollow and some of the world’s finest composers of church music. Once the premier is given in our Sanctuary, the compositions are often then offered through publication for everyone’s use as significant, long-lasting contributions to churches’ music ministries around the world.
Previous guest conductors of the choir have included John Rutter, Craig Jessop, Bob Chilcott, Sir David Willcocks, Mack Wilberg, Paul Leddington Wright, Gary Fry, Eleanor Daley and Andrew Carter.
Our Sanctuary Ringers provide music for worship services and special programs in the church and community.
The Sanctuary Ringers handbell choir plays a range of exciting and challenging music and is open to adults with previous handbell ringing experience. They rehearse Wednesday evenings from 5:30 - 7 in room S218. Child care is available.
At Preston Hollow, music is a key component of our ministry to children. We offer children's choir for 1st - 6th grades. The choirs will meet Sundays from 10-10:45am. Children can participate in these choirs where we build our musical skills and our community. In all of our programs we keep our primary focus in mind: share God's love!
As a band-led worship service, our 9 a.m. Contemporary service provides church members of all musical backgrounds with the opportunity to lead music at PHPC.
PHPC Youth are invited to participate in the Youth Band. This band meets periodically with Kendall Payne to rehearse for Worship in the House.