Music is a vital part of worship here at First Parish. There are many ways to get involved. Join the choir or the bell choir, play an instrument or participate in the Children’s Choir. We strive to have an eclectic assortment of musical genres at Sunday morning worship.

Choir singing in church
Choir sings in the chancel during a service.

The First Parish Choir

Led by Music Director Claudia Keyian, the choir rehearses from 7-8:30 on Wednesday evenings. The group typically sings in 4-part harmony; occasionally eight parts. We sing music of varying styles, work hard and have fun too! The choir sings during regular worship services three times a month, and also participates in the later Christmas Eve service.

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The Chalice Choir

A multigenerational choir that performs for special occasion, such as Christmas Eve or opening Sunday. Rehearsals are a short term commitment in advance of performances, 6-6:45 Wednesday evenings.

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Playing handbells
Summer Handbell Music Service in Scott Hall

The Handbell Choir

Led by Dean Arvidson, this choir performs the third Sunday on the month during regular services, and for special occasions, such as Christmas Eve. Rehearsals are Monday evening 7-8:30pm, year-round. No prior experience is necessary.

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Children’s Choir

Children's Holiday Choir

Led by Dean Arvidson. The Children’s Choir is open to children in grades 1-8 and rehearses Sunday mornings from 9:15-9:45 during the school year. They perform in December holiday services.

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Musicians

Musical members and friends of First Parish, students and adults are invited to share their talents in Sunday worship. Claudia Keyian is available to serve as an accompanist.

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