35 West Chelten Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144

P: 215.843.8811 - F: 888.333.5032

E: [email protected]

Service Time

Sundays 10:00-11:00am


Messiah 2019


The Germantown Oratorio Choir welcomes singers in all sections (college-adult) for this community-wide holiday concert. There is no audition required, but the ability to read music, the talent to sing in tune and in time, and the commitment to be faithful to the rehearsal schedule are expected.

Oratorio Choir Rehearsal Schedule
Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00 p.m. | Oct. 29-Nov. 26

Oratorio Choir & Orchestra Dress Rehearsal
Saturday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Messiah Concert
Sunday, Dec. 1, at 3 p.m. (2 p.m. call for choir and orchestra)

For more information or to participate, e-mail [email protected] or call the church office at 215-843-8811.


We are seeking to raise $12,500 to offset the costs of this community outreach concert, which will feature professional soloists and orchestral players from Philadelphia’s finest performing ensembles. Please consider demonstrating your support in one of the categories listed below.

Sponsorship Gifts

Leadership Gifts

Friends of Music Gifts at the $100, $50, and $25 levels.

Your tax-deductible contribution will be put to work right away to ensure the success of our Messiah concert. When donating online using the link below, please include “Messiah” in the special instructions box.

Click here to print our contribution form and return your gift by mail.
Checks should be made payable to First Presbyterian Church, memo: Messiah, and mailed to:

The First Presbyterian Church in Germantown
Music Opportunity Fund: Messiah
35 W. Chelten Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19144


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The concert begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 1. It is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be collected and a dessert reception follows. Those unable to attend in person can participate from a distance via Internet livestream.

Click here to view the concert program.

Click here to watch the livestream.


Click here for map and directions. The First Presbyterian Church in Germantown is easily reached by SEPTA bus and regional rail service (Chestnut Hill East: Germantown Station; Chestnut Hill West: Chelten Ave. Station). Free parking is available on each side of the church building complex, on the street, and at the Germantown Life Enrichment Center one block away. The church building is ADA accessible.

Thank You!