New Revival Coffeehouse

The FPC Coffeehouse provides an informal setting for musicians to perform at FPC. Coffeehouse events are typically held in the evening and are open to the public.

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FPC Concert Series

Local and international artists perform in a series of three or four concerts each year.  Concerts are generally held on Sunday afternoons, followed by a reception.  Concerts are open to the public.

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Music at FPC

Opportunities to make music at First Parish Church are abundant and varied. From bagpipes to African drums to solo bass, we strive to make full use of the wealth of musical talent represented within the FPC congregation. Playing in church is a unique and rewarding experience, and a generous gesture that is deeply appreciated by the congregation.

Nearly every service is enhanced by the contributions of at least one of our choirs, described below. Soloists and instrumentalists from the FPC community are also warmly encouraged to contribute their talents to worship services. A number of less formal music-making opportunities are offered throughout the year, such as Christmas caroling, Family Music Night, winter jam sessions, and the campfire sing-a-long on the annual canoe trip.

All are welcome ~ no experience necessary!

Adult Choir

Thursday, 7:15–9:15 PM, Sanctuary
Sundays, 10 AM warmup for 11 AM service
Michael Pfitzer, Director

Weekly rehearsals are designed to be fun, stimulating, and challenging. Our repertoire spans eight centuries and represents a variety of languages, cultures, and musical styles. The choir sings most weeks for the 11 AM Sunday service as well as for special services such as ordinations and community interfaith services. Youth in Grades 9–12 are also invited to sing in the Adult Choir.

FPC Singers

Occasional Sundays, 8:15 AM rehersal for 9 AM service
Michael Pfitzer, Director

FPC Singers is a low pressure, small commitment opportunity to get the chance to sing in a group at various services throughout the year. The group will operate on a "come when you can" policy, meaning that you don't need to commit to any kind of schedule to be a part of the group. The music will be easy to learn and fun to sing!

Youth Choir (grades 5 to 8)

Select Thursdays, 5–6 PM, Community Room
Michael Pfitzer, Director

FPC's Youth Choir are a spirited group of youth who love to sing. Rehearsals are designed to be both fun and educational, with a wide variety of music.  We work to develop skills in reading music, sight-singing, intonation, foreign languages, singing in parts, and basic vocal production.

The group learns some music "for fun," and also learns some songs to sing during occasional services at FPC. Each rehearsal also includes some social time to get to know each other and have fun together. The choir is open to the greater community. Singers need not be members of FPC in order to join in the Youth Choir, but should be committed to attending as many appearances in church as possible.

Children's Choir (grades K-4)

Sundays, 10:15-10:45 AM, Vestry
Pat Sorn, Director

Rehearsals are fun and relaxed. Through a variety of singing and rhythm games, we explore our voices and learn new songs. The Children's Choir sings for the 9 AM service once a month. 

Instrumentalists

Singers and instrumentalists are invited to perform for a Sunday morning service or at one of the monthly Vespers services. We have opportunities for all levels of instrumentalists to perform your favorite piece, or something you’ve just recently been working on. Please contact Michael Pfitzer if you’re interested in playing.

Parish Jazz Band

2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:30 PM, Community Room
Michael Paladini, Musical Director

Each year the Parish Jazz Band plays during several Church services as well as at events in the greater community. The group concentrates on jazz classics, bebop, and modal jazz. Currently, the PJB includes nine regular members, but the ensemble welcomes guest musicians and vocalists from First Parish, including and especially our youth. Bi-weekly monthly rehearsals are occasionally supplemented by additional practice sessions, scheduled by the Band’s Manager and Musical Director. Any parishioner interested in sitting in with the PJB, or becoming a regular member, should contact Michael Paladini, Musical Director, at 508-633-3673. Please also note that every year around the Christmas Holidays, the Parish Jazz Band hosts a rehearsal, open to the entire FPC community, where it plays seasonal music, encourages sing-alongs, and serves refreshments.

Monthly Ukulele Meetup

Pat Sorn, Coordinator

FPC hosts monthly ukulele gatherings for Ukulele players wanting to practice with other players. All levels of players are invited. Contact Pat Sorn for more information and/or check the calendar for the next session.

FPC Drums, Drumming Circle (all ages)

Bruce Ishikawa, Coordinator

FPC Drums meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month, September through June at 7:30 PM in Fellowship Hall.