The musical programs are overseen by Kim Karchenes, Director of Music. She plays the pipe organ every Sunday.
The 33-member Senior Choir contributes to morning worship with a variety of sacred music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods to modern harmonies of spirituals and folk songs, a cappella, or accompanied by full organ or guest instrumentalists. The group welcomes experienced singers from high school age to maturity. Rehearsals are Thursdays, 7-8:30PM in the loft from September to June.
The Spirit Singers/Praise Choir, with teenagers and adults, features the contemporary sounds of keyboard, guitar, and singers. The Spirit Singers participate in morning worship one Sunday a month, and often rehearses on Sundays after church.
The Heritage Ringers Handbell Choir offer their tinkling sparkle to morning worship one Sunday a month, as well as at special holiday concerts and Christmas Eve. The choir makes music on four octaves of Malmark bells and 3 octaves of handchimes. Practice: Tuesdays from 7-8:30PM September to June.
The Junior Rainbow Ringers meet most Tuesdays from 6:15 to 7pm in the sanctuary, and perform once a month in worship. Elementary school children are welcome. No experience needed. (No bell choir in the spring months.) Alison Hobbie directs.
You are invited to sample some of our musical offerings, by visiting our church’s YouTube channel. If you have a cell phone video you would like to upload to our YouTube channel, we would love that! Contact the church office for more info.
• Men’s Choir Sunday- a choir of 30+ singers offer a cappella anthems in May.
• Holiday Open House in December – coincides with the “Festival of Trees,” held throughout the downtown area, and features live music, hot food, and more.
• Organ concerts showcase the glorious pipes of our sanctuary organ, an Aeolian-Skinner with three manuals and 20-ranks of pipes, dedicated in 1951.
• CoffeeHouse Series. Imagine yourself seated at a little table in the vestry, eating divine foods, and hearing music that will transport you to other realms. Concerts have included the Toad-in-the-Road Celtic Band, Raymond Street Klezmer Band, UNH Jazz Band, Joyful Rain Salsa Band, and our annual Irish Harps in March among others.