Concert Series & Special Music Events

As an outreach of the Worship and Arts Ministry of La Jolla Presbyterian Church, the LJPC Concert Series is a community service program that provides inspiring music, free of charge, to the congregation and community. Download the printable brochure here.

The LJPC Sanctuary is not only a beautiful concert venue, but… “an incredible acoustic space”

PCC-9-11-FLYERPacific Coast Chorale 9/11 Benefit Concert
7:00pm Friday, Sept. 11, 2015
Presented by the LJPC Clipper Club, this concert will be a moving tribute to not only those who perished on that day, but to the human spirit that enabled thousands to survive and to help each other heal in the aftermath of one of the most difficult days in American history. The concert will feature a selection of uplifting songs, ranging from spirituals, to pop and patriotic classics. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be given to San Diego’s Firefighters Aid organization. Please join us for this incredible evening.

REMEMBERANCERemembrance Quartet with Angela Petty
3:00pm Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015
La Jolla Presbyterian Church and Prince Chapel come together to bring you an afternoon of delightful music and delicious food. Remembrance Entertainment and Angela Petty fill the room with songs from Motown and Gospel. This special event begins with the concert at 3:00 pm and is followed by a BBQ dinner and BBQ Cook-off at Prince Chapel By The Sea (7517 Cuvier St). Sales from tickets will go to benefit Prince Chapel’s youth mentoring program and heating/AC repairs. For ticket info contact Jim Sedgwick, or visit

LJPC Christmas Concert: “Gloria”*
4:00pm & 7:00pm Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015
“Gloria!” With this word the angels announced the birth of Christ, and with this word we open our annual Christmas extravaganza at LJPC in a program featuring many of our ensembles. Led by our Chancel Choir and accompanied by a professional orchestra, this concert will highlight Poulenc’s sparkling setting of “Gloria.” As always part of the concert will involve readings, carols and anthems old and new, with opportunities for the congregation to sing along. Our three Youth Choirs will participate in the 4:00PM concert. A reception with the musicians will follow the 7:00PM

hornswoggleHornswoggle “A Night at the Movies”*
5:00pm Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016
Hornswoggle is a convivial group of horn players of all ages that perform French Horn ensemble music. Many of them are hobbyists, others are band/orchestra directors, free lancers, professionals, private horn instructors, and high school and college music students. Conductor, John Lorge, San Diego Symphony’s Principal Horn Emeritus,  brings many years of professional musician’s experience. Hornswoggle plays at many different events around San Diego County throughout  the year.

wheaton-collegeWheaton College Symphony Orchestra*
7:30pm Friday, Mar. 11 2016
The Clipper Club of LJPC brings us the Wheation College Symphony Orchestra. They describe the making of music as an act of worship and service, calling for excellence as the norm of stewardship, and relating all of human creativity to the Glory of God. The orchestra plays music from the wide gamut of symphonic forms and eras, from the Baroque period to music of our time. The orchestra will perform a new work written for the orchestra by award-winning composition faculty member, Dr. Shawn Okpebholo and the Saint-Saens Organ Symphony featuring our organist, William Lullo.

chelseaPipe Organ Re-Dedication: Chelsea Chen*
4:00pm Sunday, Arp. 10, 2016
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Organist and composer Chelsea Chen grew up at LJPC, and is back to present a concert to rededicate our newly refurbished and expanded organ. She is one of the most promising organists of her generation, and has electrified audiences throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia. She has composed several original compositions, and has adapted music ranging from major classical repertoire to video game soundtracks to Taiwanese folk songs for the organ and other instruments.

haydnsmassLJPC’s Chancel Choir: Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Robert Ray’s Gospel Mass*
4:00pm Sunday, May 22, 2016
Our spring choral concert will feature two spectacular settings, one Classical and the other Gospel. Masters of their genres, Haydn and Ray have composed music of power and passion to express the truths of these words. Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass for chorus and orchestra reflects Haydn’s deep, personal faith. Robert Ray’s classic gospel version of an English translation of these same texts–accompanied by piano, bass and drum set–has been performed in churches and cathedrals.

Greatest-HitsLJPC’s Greatest Hits
4:00pm Sunday, Jun. 26, 2016
One of our Core Values at La Jolla Presbyterian Church is Celebrating, and that’s what this concert is all about! Our music ensembles work hard to prepare a piece and then often have only one opportunity to present it during the church year.  Our Chancel Choir, LJ Brass, LJPC Orchestra, and Hand Bell Choir will select their favorite pieces presented during 2015-2016. The result will be our “2nd Annual Greatest Hits Concert.” Please join us as we celebrate God’s gift of music.

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4:00 pm Prayer Appointments Available
Prayer Appointments Available
Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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7:00 am Men’s Wednesday Breakfast @ Fellowship Hall
Men’s Wednesday Breakfast @ Fellowship Hall
Dec 2 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
On break until the fall: Breakfast and Bible study: Rob Langsdorf,
9:30 am Heart and Soul
Heart and Soul
Dec 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
HEART AND SOUL: Exercise for seniors & almost seniors. Mondays, 10:00-11:00am; Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30am, Fellowship Hall.
11:00 am Growing Together in Faith @ Fellowship Hall
Growing Together in Faith @ Fellowship Hall
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
On break until the fall: Bible study for seniors continues studying Luke. Wednesdays at 11am in Fellowship Hall. Bring a sack lunch.  Everyone welcome. Rev. Stan Beard, teacher. For more information contact Brooke Phelps,
5:00 pm Middle School Evening Program @ SunHouse
Middle School Evening Program @ SunHouse
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
We meet in the SunHouse from 5-7pm.  We have a simple dinner, and then play some fun games and end by talking about some awesome teaching about how God wants to be in a middle schoolers life.
5:00 pm X-Change @ CE22
X-Change @ CE22
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2nd & 3rd graders join us as we eat dinner, play super fun games, hang-out and explore what it means to be a Christ follower in a fun and exciting way.
5:00 pm X-Zone – 4th and 5th grade eveni... @ Room CE26
X-Zone – 4th and 5th grade eveni... @ Room CE26
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
4th & 5th graders join us as we eat dinner, have a blast, and learn what it means to be a Christ follower in a fun & exciting way.
10:20 am Circle 8 @ LC3
Circle 8 @ LC3
Dec 3 @ 10:20 am – 2:00 pm
Sewing and needlework. We make quilts, and knitters are needed! Please bring a sack lunch. Ruth Preskitt, (858) 453-0342. Newcomers welcome.

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