New Revival Coffeehouse

The FPC Coffeehouse provides an informal setting for musicians to perform at FPC. Coffeehouse events are typically held in the evening and are open to the public.

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FPC Concert Series

Local and international artists perform in a series of three or four concerts each year.  Concerts are generally held on Sunday afternoons, followed by a reception.  Concerts are open to the public.

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Music at FPC

Opportunities to make music at First Parish Church are abundant and varied. From bagpipes to African drums to solo bass, we strive to make full use of the wealth of musical talent represented within the FPC congregation. Playing in church is a unique and rewarding experience, and a generous gesture that is deeply appreciated by the congregation.

Nearly every service is enhanced by the contributions of at least one of our choirs, described below. Soloists and instrumentalists from the FPC community are also warmly encouraged to contribute their talents to worship services. A number of less formal music-making opportunities are offered throughout the year, such as Christmas caroling, Family Music Night, winter jam sessions, and the campfire sing-a-long on the annual canoe trip.

All are welcome ~ no experience necessary!

Adult Choir

Rehearsals: Thursday, 7:00–9:00 PM, Fellowship Hall
and Sundays, between-services for second service performance
Brad Dumont, Music Director

Weekly rehearsals are designed to be fun, stimulating, and challenging. Our repertoire spans eight centuries and represents a variety of languages, cultures, and musical styles. The choir sings most weeks for the Second Sunday service as well as for special services such as ordinations and community interfaith services. Youth in Grades 9–12 are also invited to sing in the Adult Choir.

FPC Singers

Occasional Sundays, 8:15 AM rehersal for 9 AM service
Brad Dumont, Director

We welcome the participation of singers doing solo and small ensemble pieces at a number of our services.  Contact our music director to be put on a list of interested people to be called on.

Youth Choir (grades 6-8 and 9-12) and Children's Choir (grades K-5)

On hiatus
Brad Dumont, Music Director

Our Youth Choir and Children's Choir have been on hold during the pandemic.  Please contact our Music Director to let him know of your interest, and you'll be notified when they resume.

Instrumentalists

Singers and instrumentalists are invited to perform for a Sunday morning service or at one of the monthly Vespers services. We have opportunities for all levels of instrumentalists to perform your favorite piece, or something you’ve just recently been working on. Please contact Brad Dumont if you’re interested in playing.

Parish Jazz Band

2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM, Community Room
Michael Paladini, Musical Director

Each year the Parish Jazz Band plays during several Church services as well as at events in the greater community. The group concentrates on jazz classics, bebop, and modal jazz. Currently, the PJB includes nine regular members, but the ensemble welcomes guest musicians and vocalists from First Parish, including and especially our youth. Bi-weekly monthly rehearsals are occasionally supplemented by additional practice sessions, scheduled by the Musical Director. Any parishioner interested in sitting in with the PJB should contact Michael Paladini, Musical Director, at 508-633-3673.

Monthly Ukulele Meetup

Pat Sorn, Coordinator

FPC hosts monthly ukulele gatherings for Ukulele players wanting to practice with other players. All levels of players are invited. Contact Pat Sorn for more information and/or check the calendar for the next session.

FPC Drums, Drumming Circle (all ages)

Brad Dumont, Music Director

The FPC Drums group is gearing back up to start meeting again soon!