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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!


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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

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 Sanctuary Choir performs weekly in traditional worship services and prepares music for major liturgical events and community concerts. Open to adults, college students, and advanced high school students, the choir welcomes new members, especially those with music reading skills and choral experience, given their extensive annual repertoire. This Summer the choir will meet at the regular Wednesday time from May 22 – June 26 then in July, rehearsals shift to Sunday mornings at 10:40 AM. 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.


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

LOVKN Summer Nights Concert

Friday, June 7 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Westminster Hall
Contact: Callan Brown, callanb@fpcsat.org

Description: Join LOVKN on his Summer Nights Tour at First Presbyterian San Antonio. $15 advance tickets, $20 at the door. Special $35 ticket includes Q&A with LOVKN and signed tour poster. Also featuring artists Beach Chapel and Callan Brown. All ages welcome. Don’t miss this evening of uplifting, acoustic-driven music. Visit fpcsanantonio.org/summer-concerts for more information and to purchase tickets.


Zach Winters Free Concert

Thursday, August 8 | 7:00 PM | Westminster Hall
Contact: Callan Brown, callanb@fpcsat.org

Description: Immerse yourself in Zach Winters’ enchanting indie-folk music at a free, all-ages concert at First Presbyterian Church. Experience soulful melodies that resonate with the profound and everyday moments of life. Visit fpcsanantonio.org/summer-concerts for more info.


Resumes in August

Children’s Choir for Pre K – 5th Grade

Wednesdays, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Location: Room 136
Contact: Kathy Jamison, kathyj@fpcsat.org

Description: Children’s Choir is an exciting way for your kids to get involved, make friends, learn fun lessons, and get the opportunity to perform. A light dinner is served after choir in the Nutrition Center. Register for fall online at fpcsanantonio.org/childrens-choir or contact Kathy Jamison by email for more information.


Sanctuary Handbells

Wednesdays, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Location: Room 309
Contact: Jae Ha, jaeh@fpcsat.org, 210-271-2729

Description: Handbell ringing is fun, therapeutic and develops musicianship and teamwork. Handbell ringers should have the ability to read music, as well as basic hand/eye coordination.  For more information, please contact Dr. Jae Ha.


Friday Singers

Friday Mornings

  • Select rehearsals 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Performance Fridays | 9:30 AM and 10:30 AM

Location: Room 318 for rehearsals
Contact: Charlotte Hains, charlotteh@fpcsat.org
210-271-2730

Description: Friday Singers are a key element in our outreach effort to retirement and rehabilitation communities in the greater San Antonio area. No singing experience is needed, just a desire to make life brighter in our community through song.

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