Music at FCC
One of the comments we often hear from first-time visitors to FCC is "Wow. A real choir in a small church. That's special." We couldn't agree more. For more than 20 years, through all our ups and downs, Music Director Tom Truchan helped us truly to "make a joyful noise" in our worship . . . with everything from Bach Cantatas to Broadway Show Tunes. In June of 2009, Tom retired after 23 years behind the keyboard and in front of the choir. (Click here for pictures of his gala farewell Sunday.)
We may have been sad, but musically, we didn't miss a beat. We called Jeff Paul as our new Music Director, and it was quuickly clear that he is a great fit with both the choir and the congregation, so our muscial tradition continues. Beyond his duties with the choir and worship services, Jeff has started a series of Saturday afternoon concerts that have brought several world-class artists to perform in our little sanctuary. Come join us!
Our Very Own Hymn. When we completed the re-design and re-building of our Sanctuary in 2001, we commissioned a Hymn from composer Dan Damon for the dedication. "This Hand to Hold, This Song to Sing" celebrates both the spirit of FCC and the features of our new space. It's been a favorite of the Choir and Congregation ever since. (Click below the picture to download a full-size copy and sing along!)
First Congregational Church of San Rafael