The Cantata Chorus & Orchestra of First Presbyterian Church


by Michael John Trotta


Sunday, December 11 @ 8:30 & 11 AM

Both services will be held in the Worship Center/Fellowship Hall, accessible from the 7th Street entrance.

First Presbyterian Church
703 S. Church St.
Georgetown, TX 78628

The “Magnificat” is one of the most ancient of Christian hymns and is often sung or read as a part of evening prayers or vespers for several denominations. And despite its history of being one of the oldest Christian hymns, the text is still part of daily devotional use around the world.

Magnificat is a setting of the song of Mary found in the Gospel of Luke (1:46-55), what the King James Version in 1611 translated as “My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord.”

As a biblical passage, these words have been set to music by composers perhaps thousands of times over the centuries. Many, such as Bach and Vivaldi, have composed them more than once.

Michael John Trotta’s version is an uplifting work. It delivers a tapestry of melodic richness that powerfully portrays the anticipation of the wonder and mystery of the birth of a savior. The text of Trotter’s work is part of the infancy narrative in Luke, and additional texts come from the medieval period and Mary’s response at the Annunciation.

Other Christmas Offerings @ FPC


Sunday, December 18 @ 8:30 & 11 AM

First Bells, our handbell ensemble, presents special Christmas music during worship services at 8:30 and 11:00 am in the Worship Center-Fellowship Hall.

Christmas Eve Worship

Dec. 24 | 5:30 PM | Children & Family Service
Worship Center/Fellowship Hall

Join us for an informal and family-friendly service to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Followed by a birthday celebration, cupcakes, and punch in the Gathering Place! This service will be held in our Worship Center which uses the 7th street entrance.

Dec. 24 | 7:00 PM | Service with Choir
Worship Center/Fellowship Hall

Worship service with full choir. The service concludes with a traditional candlelight version of Silent Night. \This service will be held in our Worship Center which uses the 7th street entrance.

Dec. 24 | 10:30  PM | Candlelight Service
Historic Sanctuary

Traditional worship service held in our historic sanctuary and includes carols and communion. The service will conclude with a candlelight version of Silent Night.

Christmas Day Worship Service

Join us Christmas Morning at FPC!

Dec. 25 | 11 AM | Joyful Worship
Worship Center/Fellowship Hall & Livestream

Once every seven-ish years Christmas falls on a Sunday. Join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ by hearing The Gospel story, singing carols and a powerful message from Pastor Bobby.

Livestream Christmas Worship Service

Whether you’re near or far, you can join us for worship via livestream. This Christmas Season we are offering Christmas Eve and Christmas Day livestreams in addition to our regular 11 a.m. Sunday Morning streams.

Dec. 24 | 7 PM | Candlelight & Carols
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Dec. 25 | 11 AM | Joyful Worship
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