Welcome Visitor:

Watch this Site. . .
for news of Friends of Music's 2015–2016 concert season
to be announced the first week of September.

In the meanwhile, here are some highlights of what's in the works:* Scary Silent Movie Night (October 31, featuring the silent film classic Nosferatu with Timothy Howard providing the live organ accompaniment); 71st Annual Candlelight and Carols (December 12, "A Pasadena Tradition for the Whole Family"); 19th Annual Good Friday Devotional Concert (March 25, with choir and orchestra); Jazz for the City (June 7); Westminster Concert Bell Choir (May 21, the handbell choir of West­min­ster Choir College, playing an astonishing eight octave set of handbells); An Evening with Jonathan Mack (January 30, featuring the stories and music of Cole Porter); and more!
*some dates still subject to change

Welcome to the PPC Music Ministry Web site!

Friends of Music concert

PPC's distinguished history of musical excellence, including celebrated conductors, singers and organists, has long played a major role in the congregation's worship and outreach.

PPC's Music Ministry currently encompasses three adult choirs, two children’s choirs, a handbell choir, two praise bands and several ad hoc ensembles, led by a talented professional and volunteer staff across three language communities. Our ongoing concert offerings include the Friends of Music series and the weekly Music at Noon. This Web site will help you discover how you can enjoy PPC's rich musical offerings, and perhaps even how you can become involved.

The John Proulx Trio Closes PPC's Concert Season
Monday, May 18, 2015

Grammy Award-winning singer-pianist-songwriter John Proulx brings his Trio to PPC on Saturday, June 6 at 7:30pm, closing the current Friends of Music concert season. None less than the renowned John Clayton has hailed Proulx's as possessing "strong musicianship, great intonation, mellow swing and a soothing, almost vibrato-less Chet Baker like tone quality." Assisting Proulx for this program are bassist Zac Matthews and drummer Dean Koba. As is the case with all PPC Friends of Music events, admission is free to the public.

This program is part of Make Music Pasadena, Pasadena's annual music festival spanning over 30 venues and 150 performances city-wide.

Jaebon Hwang Plays PPC's Aeolian Skinner Pipe Organ
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Award winning organist and composer Jaebon Hwang plays a recital on Pasadena Presbyterian Church's magnificent Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ on Saturday, May 2 at 7:30pm.

"Ms. Hwang understands well the complexities of a large organ like PPC's" says PPC Director of Music Timothy Howard, noting that she is currently organist at Westwood United Methodist Church, and formerly Assistant Organist at First Congregational Church, Los Angeles, both of which also have sizable instruments. Howard adds, "Jaebon knows how to find all sorts of tonal colors in these large instruments, so I'm very much looking forward to hearing what unique combinations she finds here at PPC." As is the case with all PPC Friends of Music events, admission is free to the public.

Good Friday Devotional Concert Features Bach and Lauridsen
Sunday, March 15, 2015

The 18th Annual Good Friday Devotional Concert, presented by Friends of Music for Pasadena Presbyterian Church, is set for Friday, April 3 at 7:30pm.

This year's program features two central works, J.S. Bach's Motet Jesu meine Freude, performed by the Pasadena Singers, and Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna, performed by PPC's Kirk Choir with guest singers. Both works will be conducted by Dr. Timothy Howard and accompanied by members of the Friends of Music Orchestra.

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