Music at FLC

At First Lutheran we are awed by the thousand-year history of Christian music and seek to explore that repertoire and the different ways in which it can enhance worship. Music serves the liturgy and can enhance its appreciation and understanding using the many styles of music created over the centuries.

Music and choir director

LucikLuçik Aprahämian, FLC music director, has a rich background working with choral groups, orchestras, opera and theater, with people of all ages and skill levels. She holds the Doctorate in conducting from the University of Arizona. You can learn more about her on her personal website.

First Lutheran Choir

Our accomplished adult choir, under the direction of Luçik Aprahämian, leads the congregation in the liturgy and enriches worship with a diverse offering of sacred choral music. The choir sings masterworks from all eras, from Hildegard von Bingen to Heinrich Schütz to John Tavener.

In addition to assisting with the regular Sunday morning liturgy, the choir regularly offers special services and an annual concert, accompanied by a variety of instruments. Past offerings have included an all-Purcell program, Handel’s Utrecht Te Deum, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, the St. John Passion and cantatas by Bach, and major works by Fauré, Vaughan Williams, Bruckner, Charpentier, and Pinkham.

First Kids Choir

First Kids Choir: for treble voices ages 6-12.  The choir sings in worship at 10:30 about once a month, and at other events during the year.  More information is here.  Our children’s choir director is Angela Ford, a music educator, classically trained soprano and crossover artist / instrumentalist who has played in a variety of genres.  Angela also teaches voice and piano. AngelaFord

Our organs and organist

JinWe have a 26-rank instrument built by Casavant Frères of Québec. The organ accompanies the choir and congregation and also provides music for preludes and postludes. We also have a 3-stop continuo organ built by Bond organ builders of Oregon. Learn more about our organs here.

Jin Kyung Lim is our organist, harpsichordist and pianist. She holds an MM in organ performance and DMA in performance and literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has played recitals and concerts in the US, Korea and throughout Europe.

Concerts

First Lutheran has hosted a variety of concerts, from choirs to organists to opera scenes to chamber music.  It has been a regular performing space for the San Francisco Early Music Society,  Albany Consort, Magnificat, and Soli Deo Gloria. We also host the Silicon Valley Boychoir.  Information on / applications for use of the space can be found under “publications” (below).