Chancel Choir

The PACC Choir is a place to sing your heart out!  Our well-rehearsed choir breathes life into the text it sings with clear understanding and insight into the words and its meaning.  The texts can shape the faith of those who worship.  In order to fulfill this calling, our choir strives for excellence in all that it does. The choir becomes an important leader in worship, guiding the gathered assembly in prayer and praise through song.

While classical music and traditional hymns are favorites of both our congregation and our choir, other styles of music are often performed.  Our Music Director, Jeffrey Brody, is a gifted composer and the choir occasionally performs pieces he has specifically composed for worship services, such as an Amen, an anthem and a version of the Sanctus to be sung during Communion. In addition to services, the choir also performs in an annual Christmas Concert for the PACC Concert Series.  Listen to some recent performances of the choir at church.

The choir usually rehearses on Thursday evenings.  We welcome singers to our choir, you need not be a member of the congregation to join.  For more information, contact the church office.


Te Deum

Maestro Jeffrey Brody’s version of “Te Deum” (2023) , composed for the 125th Anniversay Celebration of Park Avenue Congregational Church. The piece was commissioned by Kathleen Fink. This performance is from the Choir Appreciation Day at PACC, on June 2, 2024.

Lift Thine Eyes

Mendelssohn’s “Lift Thine Eyes” from the oratorio “Elijah”. SSA version from the service on May 26, 2024.

The Call

Maestro Jeffrey Brody’s version of “The Call” (1988) , a mystical poem by George Herbert (1593-1655), was part of our 2023 Christmas Concert on December 3, 2023.

Bless the Lord , O My Soul

Watch and listen to “Bless the Lord, O My Soul”, Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov’s setting of Psalm 103. The PACC Choir recently recorded a video of a performance in the PACC Sanctuary, which was played during Virtual Service on September 26, 2021.

Hayr Mer

Listen to “Hayr Mer”, a beautiful, traditional Armenian setting of the Lord’s Prayer, arranged for organ. It was played as the prelude in our May 2, 2021 virtual service.

Ave Verum Corpus

Listen to “Ave Verum Corpus”: Communion during Virtual Service in COVID times…

Christmas Hymn

Listen to “Christmas Hymn” (also known as “While by my sheep”) from the 2018 Christmas Concert.

Ave Maria (Jeffrey Brody)

Listen to a performance of Ave Maria by Jeffrey Brody, our music director and organist, from the 2017 Christmas Concert.