Music & Fine Arts
A versatile program of arts in worship that seeks to uplift, inspire, challenge and comfort.
Our vision for the Music and Fine Arts programs at FAPC extends well into the realm of transformative ministry. We strive to offer a rich, relevant program that engages the congregation in worship and creates opportunities to share the wealth of artistic talents in our community.
Music is at the heart of a worship experience that, together with the Word, provides a genuine opportunity to encounter the holy. Our repertoire features the finest sacred organ, choral, vocal and instrumental art music from many periods and Christian traditions, including contemporary music from around the world.
Our choices are diverse and broad, reflecting our eclectic community even as they honor the rich traditions and heritage of this historic church.
Beyond worship, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church offers a year-round program of sacred music concerts, exhibitions of painting and photography, and literary events that challenge us to consider questions of faith and explore new dimensions of spirituality through artistic expression.
The Vigil: A Staged Reading
A special Lenten performance by the Theatre Fellowship.
Rachmaninoff Vespers: The Lenten Concert
The FAPC Chamber Choir, directed by Ryan Jackson.
Spring Concert: FAPC Children’s Choir and Youth
The annual spring concert by the FAPC Children's Choir and Youth.
Organ Recital by Ryan Jackson
A free afternoon performance showcasing Ryan's original transcription of Liszt's Ballade in B minor.
Becoming a Volunteer Member of the Choir
We ask for volunteers to perform a simple audition—a hymn of your choice, both the melody line and your harmony part (alto, tenor, bass, or a descant line if you are a soprano). Because our choir rapidly covers a broad repertoire during the season, we ask that all choir members, whether professional or volunteer, be able to read music. You may be asked to sing a simple melody at sight (with some assistance from the piano, if necessary).
Becoming a Professional Member of the Choir
Our professional singers bring a wealth of training and experience to their work, lending musical and vocal leadership to the ensemble. Our professional choristers are versatile musicians: they are experienced choral singers, excellent sight readers, have superb pitch, and demonstrate the flexibility to perform in a variety of styles, both within the ensemble and as soloists. We ask you to audition first as a professional substitute, with the possibility of being considered for a permanent position later.
If you are interested in auditioning for the FAPC Choir, contact Dr. Ryan Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org).