The Chancel Choir of First Presbyterian Church is a group of singers that provides music for Sunday morning services throughout the year. In addition to singing hymns with the congregation during the services, the group performs a significant piece of music for each Sunday service and provides choral responses during the service. If you enjoy singing, we encourage you to join the choir. If you enjoy listening, we hope to see you at services and special concerts. The choir seeks those who are accomplished singers and who would like to contribute to the musical life of the church. Please submit a choir registration form, available from Linda Raney.
Program for Fall, Winter, and Spring
Every year the choir prepares a special piece for presentation throughout a particular Sunday service. For All Saints’ Day, 2016, Requiem by our own Linda Rice Beck was presented at both the 8:30 and 11:00 Sunday services.
The anthems sung for Sunday services are associated with the liturgical season and are an important part of the service.
Our church is fortunate to participate in The Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Program that provides churches in Santa Fe with singers for their Sunday services during the summer. These young singers share their extraordinary talents with the congregation and are always welcome by the congregation.
Choir Rehearsal Schedule
The choir has a robust rehearsal schedule that includes weekly Tutti rehearsals on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Sectional rehearsals are held in the Music Room for tenors and basses on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Thursday at 5:00 p.m., and for sopranos and altos on Sundays from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Occasionally there are special rehearsals on Saturday mornings.
Sanctuary Practice Schedule
Our sanctuary and organ are scheduled in advance for practice sessions. Please contact Linda Raney to schedule practice time.
|Anthem Schedule for 2017 (Winter/Spring). All times are Sunday at 11:00, except where noted.|
(other than 11:00)
|Seasonal Day||Anthem and Composer|
|1||Christmas 2||O Redeemer-Praetorius|
|8||Baptism of Christ||Alleluia Sing to Jesus- Schneider|
|13||TGIF 5:30 pm||Requiem- Linda Beck|
|15||How Lovely- Beatty|
|29||Arise my Love-Beatty|
|5||Set Me As A Seal-Clausen|
|12||Like as the Hart- Howells|
|19||The Lord's Prayer-Mathias|
|26||Now There Lightens Upon Us-Leo Sowerby|
|5||Lent 1||Just as I Am-Steward|
|12||Lent 2||Peccantem me quotidie-Morales, p. 27|
|19||Lent 3||Pilgrim's Hymn-Paulus|
|26||Lent 4||Crux Fidelis-Beatty|
|2||Lent 5||Agnus Dei-Thomas Morley, p. 33|
|9||10:00 am||Palm Sunday||Pueri Hebraeorum- Victoria, p. 94|
|13||5:30 pm||Maundy Thursday||Were You There?-Bob Chilcott|
|14||TGIF 5:30 pm||Good Friday||A Service of Darkness by Dale Wood|
|16||8:30 & 11:00||Easter Sunday||Christ the Lord is Risen again-John Rutter, p. 194|
|23||Easter 2||Most Glorious Lord of Life-William Harris, p. 182|
|30||Easter 3||For the Beauty of the Earth-John Rutter|
|7||Easter 4||Come Risen Lord-Leo Nestor|
|14||Easter 5||Ave Maria by Franz Biebl|
|21||Easter 6||Alleluia Christus surrexit-Felice Anerio, p.156|
|28||Easter 7||The Lord is My Shepherd-John Rutter|
|2||TGIF 5:30 pm||Five Mystical Songs Vaughan Williams|
|4||Pentecost||Veni Sancte Spiritu-Anthony Bernarducci|