Music at The First Religious Society
The Adult Choir
The Adult Choir is for people of high school age and up. We sing music spanning several centuries, and ranging in styles from the classical works of Mozart, Bach and Handel to contemporary works and spirituals. The Choir presents special music during the Christmas and Easter seasons. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 and on Sunday mornings at 9:15 for that day's service. The Choir sings almost every Sunday, but there is flexibility and understanding about those who have to be away at times because of other commitments
The Handbell Ensemble
The Handbell Ensemble is intergenerational and meets to rehearse for special occasions such as The Winter Holidays concert, Christmas Eve services, and the Easter season. Some music reading is helpful and good rhythm is a requirement for this group. Rehearsals TBA.
The FRS Jazz Group
The FRS Jazz Group plays at several services and special events throughout the year.
Minister of Music and Organist Marguerite Shaw
The First Religious Society sponsors many concerts -- classical, folk, and jazz -- and encourages recitals and performances. We provide one of the venues for the concert series of the Cambridge Society for Early Music. A yearly concert benefits children with AIDs through the SPARK progam at the Boston Medical Center.
chamber music concerts throughout the year featuring many young artists from the United States, Canada, and Europe.
In addition to these groups, this church is also fortunate to count among its members and friends several professional musicians who perform at services throughout the year.
The church has a Watersmith two-manual tracker pipe organ of eighteen ranks, a Falcone grand piano and a double-manual Frank Hubbard harpsichord.
If you would like to learn more about the music program, please contact Minister of Music Marguerite Shaw at email@example.com.
From "Music at the First" concert series