Music Ministry

The Ministry of Music, through its adult, children’s, and youth choirs is an integral part of the worship and discipleship ministry of First United Methodist Church. Every Sunday worshipers get to enjoy music played on the largest pipe organ in San Diego County.  Every second Wednesday of the month, 45-min. free organ concerts, "Midday Pipes", are offered in the sanctuary or to enjoy live-streamed on YouTube. The ministry also sponsors the popular Cultural Events Music Series, community concerts and guest performances by nationally recognized artists and groups. 


Join a choir!

In-person Rehearsals start after Labor Day 2021
Chancel Choir and Jubilee Singers (formerly, Contemporary Singers) are resuming in-person choir rehearsals after Labor Day weekend and we would love to welcome new voices. Full vaccination and masks are always required. The rehearsal times are:

  • Jubilee Singers – Tuesday 6:30-7:20 PM at Music Center (starting 9/7)
  • Chancel Choir – Thursday 7-8:30 PM at Music Center (starting 9/9)

If you would like to join either choir or have any questions, please email Dr. Jaebon Hwang.

If you are new to San Diego or First Church, we extend a cordial invitation for you and/or your family to consider joining one of our choirs. There are no auditions. Please follow the links below for further information. 

Adult choirs


Sundays, July 11 - Sept. 5
The choir is open to anyone within any vocal range and who is fully vaccinated.
Join the summer choir in the Music Center at 8:15 AM on Sundays to learn a simple anthem that we will sing during the 9 AM Sanctuary service that day. Bring your beautiful voice and singing heart regardless of your previous experience, and don't forget to bring your mask! We do not wear robes and we do not process. We just ask you to wear your normal church-appropriate attire. Come one Sunday, or come to as many Sundays as you are available!
For more information, contact Dr. Jaebon Hwang 


September - June
Boost your musical skills through the use of the Handbells. Musical Performances are presented approximately once per month during the Sunday morning worship service.
Weekly Rehearsals: TBA
For more information, contact Dr. Jaebon Hwang 


Children’s and Youth choirs

We are closely monitoring the fluid COVID situation in our county. Please check back later regarding our regular choir activities in the fall. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Music Ministry.



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