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 (Join any time throughout the year)
Chancel choir, Jubilee Singers, Chamber Choir, and Masterwork Chorale 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 – Tuesdays 6:30-7:20 PM at Music Center
  • Chancel Choir – Thursdays 7-8:45 PM and Sundays warm-up 8:15-8:45 AM at Music Center
  • Chamber Choir - Thursdays 8:45-9:30 PM - Music Center
  • Masterwork Chorale - Tuesdays 7:30-9 PM - Music Center

Want to join or have questions? 
Email Brian Lustig, Director of Choral Activities or Spencer Velky, Administrative Assistant for Music Ministries 

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. Chamber choir is the only auditioned ensemble. Please follow the links below for further information. 

Adult choirs




Children’s and Youth choirs

Choir and music programs for children and youth begin on Sunday, September 11, 2022. This fall’s programming focuses on music fundamentals, positive personal expression, making new friends, and creating joyful music in the spirit of worship. Prior musical experience is not necessary! 

See All Choirs & Music Programs for children and youth here

For more information contact:  Dana Zimbric or  Brian Lustig



Upcoming Event

2022-23 Music Series: Choral Evensong

Our Cultural Events Music Series begins on October 9, 2022 at 5 PM with a Choral Evensong sung by the Chancel Choir and led by our new Director of...

Upcoming Event

Midday Pipes

Come hear Hans Hielscher, Organist & Carillonneur, Marktkirche, Wiesbaden, Germany at 12:15 PM in the Sanctuary or live-streamed on YouTube...

Upcoming Event

Midday Pipes

Come hear Michael Lawrence, Organist, La Mesa UMC at 12:15 PM in the Sanctuary or live-streamed on YouTube, as part of the First Church...

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