For information on both the
Friends of Music evening series
The music ministry at Pasadena Presbyterian Church includes five choirs and ensembles, involving over one hundred musicians from Kindergarten on up. Participation in choirs open to any who wish to join.
See more about how you can enjoy the wide variety of PPC's ongoing musical offerings:
CAROL CHOIR is for children ages 4–6 and is directed by Vena Luthey. This choir emphasizes early musical experiences and participates in worship several times each year. Rehearsals are held on Sundays, 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
RAINBOW CHOIR is directed by Nora de la Torre and is made up of children ages 7–12. This choir participates in worship on a regular basis, sings at the annual Christmas Eve pageant, and engages in other activities - like festivals and musicals! Rehearsals are held on Sundays, 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
KIRK CHOIR (adults),
is directed by
Director of Music, Dr. Timothy Howard.
capable and committed group of singers, the Kirk Choir
serves as the church’s principal choir at Sunday morning worship
Their diverse repertoire embraces the breadth of traditional
choral music, music written in our time, and a variety of music from
The choir is seen weekly on the church’s television broadcast
and presents several concerts each season as a part of the church’s Friends
of Music concert series.
They have also performed on the CalTech concert series, at Walt
Disney Concert Hall with Garrison Kiellor and the Los Angeles
at a national convention of the American Guild of Organists,
and they have been heard across the U.S. on the public radio programs Pipedreams
and With Hearts and Voices. The Kirk Choir was founded in the
1940s by Howard Swan, PPC's music director from 1940 to 1960.
A compact disc recording of their
singing, New Songs of Celebration Render, is available
nationally on the Arkay label.
VAN ETTEN HANDBELL CHOIR (youth & adults) is directed by Timothy Howard and is open to adults and older youth who have some music reading experience. The choir participates in worship monthly and in special concerts both at PPC and in the community. Rehearsals are held Thursdays from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m.