Music & Choirs

Make music to the glory of God – join one of our choirs and sing or ring:

The Junior Rainbow Ringers meet every Tuesday from 6:15to 7pm in the sanctuary, and perform once a month in worship. Elementary school children are welcome. No experience needed. Alison Hobbie directs.

 

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. Tuesdays from 7-8:30PM September to June.

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. Directed from the organ console by Kimberley Karchenes, Music Director, 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 Praise Choir, with teenagers and adults, features the contemporary sounds of keyboard, guitar, and singers. The Praise Choir participates in morning worship one Sunday a month, and often rehearses on Sundays after church. See director Don Erdbrink to join in.

 Listen to some samples via our YouTube Channel.

Work with the Music Committee to oversee the music program, arrange maintenance of the instruments, organize concert reception or sell tickets, and work closely with the Music Director, Pastors, and Deacons to plan meaningful worship services and joyful musical experiences.

Donate to the Music Memorial Fund or the Organ Enhancement Fund to contribute to the musical life of this church, today and tomorrow. Become part of the long thread of musical history that has echoed through this venerable building since 1798.

 

Annual Events:

• 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 among others.