Opportunities to make music at First Parish Church are abundant and varied. From bagpipes to African drums to solo singers, we strive to make full use of the wealth of musical talent within the FPC congregation. Making music is a unique and rewarding experience, and a generous gesture that is deeply appreciated by the community.
Services are enhanced by the contributions of our choral and instrumental ensembles. Soloists and instrumentalists are also warmly encouraged to contribute their talents to worship services. Less formal music-making opportunities are offered throughout the year, such as Christmas caroling, Family Music Night, winter jam sessions, and a campfire sing-along on the annual retreat.
All are welcome—no experience necessary!
Thursday, 7:15–9:15 pm, Fellowship Hall
Sunday, 9:00–9:45 am, Sanctuary
Chris Hossfeld, Music Director
The FPC Choir performs music of all kinds from Renaissance motets to spirituals and folk songs, representing a variety of languages, cultures, and musical styles. The choir sings at Sunday morning services from September through June and welcomes new members throughout the year. Weekly rehearsals are a fun, stimulating, and uplifting time to sing together.
You can give the choir a try for one of our services, including a holdiay vespers, Christmas Eve, a music Sunday in the spring, or one of our monthly Open Choir Sundays. No previous experience is necessary! Youth are welcome in the FPC Choir and children of all ages are invited to sing at special services throughout the year. If you have any questions about singing at FPC, please be in touch with our music director, Chris Hossfeld.
Singers and instrumentalists are invited to perform at Sunday morning and evening vesper services. We have opportunities for all levels and playing styles! Contact Chris Hossfeld for more information.
Parish Jazz Band
2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:30 pm, Sanctuary
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 band 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 band 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 Drumming Circle
All ages and all abilities are welcome. No experience necessary! Contact Chris Hossfeld for more information.