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Music

Music


As our church gathers in weekly worship, we unite our voices in song and lift our praises to God on high.  The medium of music carries those praises aloft. Through the gift of music, we can experience the majesty and love of God as either a participant or listener. At First Presbyterian Church, the Ministry of Music plays a role in our vision to love Christ.

If you have a desire to serve God and develop your musical gifts, we want to help you find a place of service. Our diverse offerings include opportunities for children, youth and adults.  If you have questions about which ensemble might be right for you or a member of your family, please do not hesitate to contact any member of our music staff. Join us as we lift our voices in praise to God!


Watch the 2023 Midday Noels Concerts


Weekly Schedule

SUNDAY

Chamber Singers (Professional Auditioned Ensemble)
Time: Sundays, 8:15-8:45 AM
Location: Choir Room 318
Contact: Tom Dooling, Minister of Music: tomd@fpcsat.org – 210-271-2717
More information

Worship
Traditional Services  |  9:30 AM and 11:00 AM
Modern Service |  9:30 AM and 11:00 AM

WEDNESDAY

Children’s Choir (Ages 4 years – 5th Grade)

Dates: January 10 – May 8
Time: 5:00 – 5:45 PM
Location: 1st Floor Assembly Room
Contact: Kathy Jamison, kathyj@fpcsat.org
Registration & more info

Music with Families (Parents & kids 8 wks – 3 yrs)

Dates: January 17- April 24
Time: 5:15 PM – 5:45 PM (Light dinner at 5:45 PM)
Location: Room 139
Contact: Rebecca Sweet, rebeccas@fpcsat.org
Registration & more info

Sanctuary Handbells

Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
Location: Room 309
Contact: Jae Ha, (210-271-2729; jaeh@fpcsat.org
All are welcome, no experience is necessary! More information

Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

Time: 7:00-8:45 PM
Location: Room 318
Contact: Tom Dooling (210-271-2717; tomd@fpcsat.org)
The Choir is always open to new members including adults, college students, and advanced high school students. No auditions necessary, although the ability to read music and prior choral experience are helpful. We hope you will join us as we lead in musical worship for the Traditional Services. More information.

Modern Worship Band Rehearsal

Time: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Location: Westminster Hall
Contact: Callan Brown, 210-271-2775, callanb@fpcsat.org
The Modern Worship Band leads the music in our Modern Worship Services each Sunday. They also prepare music for other events, such as worship nights and special services. The Modern Worship team is always open to new members including adults, college students, and advanced high school students. The ability to learn based on reading chord charts and listening to recordings is very helpful, as well as prior experience being in church bands/worship teams.

FRIDAY

Friday Singers

Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM (Rehearsal Days) // 9:30 AM and 10:30 AM (Performance Days)
Location: Off-Campus
Contact: Charlotte Hains Gates, 210-271-2730, charlottehains@gmail.com
Friday Singers are a key element in our outreach effort to retirement and rehabilitation communities in the greater San Antonio area. They perform regularly on Fridays in the Fall and Spring. No singing experience is needed, just a desire to make life brighter in our community through song. More information.


Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth; sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise.

Psalms 66:1-2

Tom Dooling : Minister of Music

Tom Dooling

Minister of Music

Tom is a native of Alabama who came to FPC in May 2009 to assume the role of Minister of Music, providing musical leadership to the Sanctuary Choir and Chamber Singers, as well as oversight and vision for the entire Music Ministry of the church. Previously he served as the Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church, Huntsville, Alabama.  While in Huntsville, Tom also conducted the Huntsville Master Chorale, an auditioned ensemble of singers that performed throughout North Alabama.

Tom graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama with a degree in Music and Business.  He later went on to complete a Masters of Church Music from the Southwestern Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas.  Tom has participated in many workshop and masterclass experiences, including those offered by Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, The Juilliard School in New York, and Chorus America.  Tom’s wife, Jennifer, and daughter, Leah, are also active participants in the Music Ministry of FPC.

Tom considers it a privilege to combine his passion for musical excellence with a strong desire to lead musicians and congregations in the midst of holy worship.

Email: tomd@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2717
Dr. Jae Hyuk Ha : Associate Minister of Music / Organist

Dr. Jae Hyuk Ha

Associate Minister of Music / Organist

Dr. Jae Ha assumed the position of Organist at First Presbyterian Church in October 2003. A native of Seoul, Korea, he earned a bachelor's degree in organ performance from Yonsei University in Korea and received a master's and Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Organ performance in 2003 from the University of Texas at Austin. He currently serves as adjunct organ professor at University of the Incarnate Word.

Email: jaeh@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2729
Callan Brown : Modern Worship Leader

Callan Brown

Modern Worship Leader

Email: callanb@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2775
Kathy Jamison : Director of Children's Choir Programming and The Jubilate Choir Director

Kathy Jamison

Director of Children's Choir Programming and The Jubilate Choir Director

Email: kathyj@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-226-0215
Megan Martin : The Cherub Choir Director ( Pre K and Kinder)

Megan Martin

The Cherub Choir Director ( Pre K and Kinder)

Email: megan.martin08@gmail.com
Phone: 210-226-0215
Charlotte Hains : Friday Singers

Charlotte Hains

Friday Singers

Email: charlotteh@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-226-0215

Sanctuary Choir Officers

Contact Tom Dooling, Minister of Music: tomd@fpcsat.org – 210-271-2717, for a list of current choir officers.

Friday, April 5 | FPC Sanctuary Choir, soloists, & orchestra present: Joseph Haydn’s “Creation” in concert

Times: 7:30 PM
Location: FPC Sanctuary
Contact: Tom Dooling, 210-271-2717, tomd@fpcsat.org
Description: Our choir and orchestra present Haydn’s musical retelling of the Genesis “Creation” story through choral music, solos, and instrumental music.