Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church is an extremely diverse and vibrant community in the heart of the world’s most multicultural city. Members of the church family come from all walks of life and from every corner of the globe. The music program is an endless source of inspiration in which the church is continuously challenged to find ever more inclusive and creative ways to move beyond simply providing appropriate music in worship.
The vision for the music and fine arts programs at FAPC extends well into the realm of transformative ministry. The church strives to offer a versatile and varied program of arts in worship that has the power to uplift, inspire, challenge, and comfort all who encounter it; a program that is rich and relevant, engaging the whole congregation in worship, and providing opportunities to share the wealth of artistic gifts and talents found here. Music at FAPC is at the heart of an engaging worship experience that, hand in hand with the spoken word, provides a genuine opportunity to encounter the holy.
The musical repertoire at FAPC is rooted in selections of the finest sacred organ, choral, vocal, and instrumental art music from many periods and Christian traditions, including present-day music from all around the world. Repertoire choices are diverse and broad, reflecting our eclectic community, even as they honor the rich traditions and heritage of this historic place.