Chancel Choir Mission Statement
The Chancel Choir brings the very best it can offer to God in worship while also presenting outstanding sacred choral works with orchestra at regular intervals throughout the year. The ensemble also exists for the mutual support and fulfillment of its membership. The singing of the Chancel Choir is always dedicated to the glory of God.
The Chancel Choir of First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley is a Called Choir. Our calling is to use our musical gifts to tell about God's abundant love. We believe that we are each uniquely gifted by God to do the work of music ministry. We acknowledge that our gifts come from God and that our joy in music also comes from God. As recipients of God's grace, we seek to serve as ministers of God's grace. We are called to give sacrificially to the ministry of the Chancel Choir. We serve out of a sense of gratitude to God for what he has done.
The dedication of this choir to high musical standards and consistent musical leadership in worship requires commitment from every member. The commitment to singing in the Chancel Choir is a commitment to the music ministry of the church and a covenant with other members that each will do his/her part as an important member of the choir.