The Music Ministry at First Parish seeks to enrich and enhance our experience of spirituality, community and creative service through music.
Choirs at First Parish
First Parish Choirs sing Paul Winter's Missa Gaia - May 2009
First Parish Choir
Elizabeth Norton, Director
Also see the choir schedule.
Rehearsals: Wednesday nights from 7:45 to 9:30 PM
For New Members:
Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Gail Carey, Director
By Your Side Singers
By Your Side Singers is the pastoral choir at First Parish. We are a group of musicians who practice together to deepen our experience of music’s comforting power. We are not performers so much as partners. Through our singing, By Your Side Singersprovide a musical presence for people who seek comfort and strength during times of illness or transition.
By Your Side Singerssing songs and chants from our hymnals and other sources. Through singing we support and comfort one another as we share our own challenges and hopes. When invited, we go to parishioners’ homes or hospital rooms in groups of 3 or 4 to share soft, soothing song. Our singing has evoked smiles, tears, laughter – even dancing!
Meets first and third Thursday of every month. For more information, or to arrange a visit from the By Your Side Singers, contact Beth Norton, Music Director.
Click here to open the By Your Side Singers Brochure
Handbells at First Parish
We are delighted that the Lincoln Ringers will continue the long tradition of handbell music at First Parish in Concord, returning to to play several Sunday morning services during the 2014-15 church year. Under the direction of Diane Burke, the group brings a rich variety of handbell repertoire to their services and concerts here and in the wider community. Watch the monthly worship schedule for the dates they will be playing in worship.