Music is an integral part of every Sunday service at First Parish, which incorporates hymns, contemporary music, singing as a community, as well as offerings from the adult and children’s choirs and guest performances by our incredibly talented musical guests.  

Adult Choir

We are lucky to have a robust and talented adult choir. They sing in service several times a month, in addition to special Ingathering, Christmas Pageant and Flower Communion Services. The choir sings many different styles of music, ranging from beautiful acappella choral works to contemporary Gospel and pop tunes. All interested singers over 18 are welcome to audition – reading music is a plus, but not a requirement! The adult choir rehearses at the church every Thursday night from 7 to 8:45 pm, with additional rehearsal time at 9 am on Sunday mornings.

Our Instruments

We are blessed to have two wonderful instruments in our worship space: a 1993 Austin organ and a Yamaha C5 grand piano.

Fun Fact: Hermann Kotzschmar, the great organist for whom the massive Kotzschmar Organ in nearby Merrill Auditorium was named, was the organist at First Parish from 1851-1898. He is the only person buried at the church; his ashes reside in an alcove to the right of the organ.

If you are interested in sharing your musical talents, please email the Music Director at