Music Ministry

“When in our music, God is glorified…”

The Adult Choir rehearses Thursday evenings at 7pm for an hour in the Fellowship Hall of the church.  Anyone who can carry a tune is welcome to join our choir.  We have some singers who read music well, and those who don’t are able to remember parts and pitches.  We offer music throughout the worship service and usually a special anthem selection that reflects the lectionary reading or theme of the season.

Our church also sponsors concerts that are free and open to the community, in cooperation with St. Luke’s Anglican church at the end of the street. We are the “autumn half” of the Church Street Sounds of the Season concert series, presenting concerts on the second Sunday of the month at 3pm in the fall.  Each season is usually an array of classical, folk, and vocal music. Visit www.churchstreetsoundsoftheseason.org for more information, or contact our music director, Erin Grainger, at firstcongregationalmusic@gmail.com.

About the Organ
Our Hook & Hastings tracker organ was installed in the church when it was built in 1892.  It was shipped in pieces from Boston and assembled in the church, in the space above the altar that was designed to house it. The organ was completely overhauled and rebuilt, adding and replacing some of the stops and pipes by the Hale and Alexander Company, so it now more thoroughly referred to as the Hook & Hastings, Hale & Alexander tracker organ.  Andover Organ Company maintained it for approximately 50 years.  It is now maintained by our own organist and organ building Stephan Conrady, from Trier Germany, an accomplished organist and a trained and certified technician and builder.