Music Programs

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.

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Music plays an essential part in our Sunday worship service and spiritual practice. We offer a rich diversity of musical genres and music from various religious traditions. Our musical offerings may include performances by our Music Director, Youth Choir Director, guest musicians from within our congregation or the community-at-large.

Do you have a talent to share?

No matter what your musical strength, we have opportunities for all ages to share their gifts and welcome your participation. If you and/or your child(ren) would like to get involved with our music program, talk to or email our Music Director or Youth Choirs Director.

Would you like to join the music committee?

Members plan activities and help the Music Director with tasks required to manage the music ministry at North Parish. The Committee meets every six weeks or so as the need arises. Volunteers also are needed for special music events, including collaborations with other local choirs. To find out more about how you can help, talk to or email our Music Director.   


Our Music Groups

Adult Vocal Choir

Open to everyone. They typically perform music at two services per month with rehearsals one evening during the week before they sing and Sunday morning before the service. Rehearsals are fun and educational. There is no audition; all levels and abilities are welcome. If you are unable to sing for the entire year, you are welcome to join for certain seasons or months. 

Soloists and small ensembles

Common participants in services, involving adults, youth, and families. Instrumental ensembles have included drums, harp and flute, accordion, guitar, bass and strings. Vocal soloists have sung classical, madrigals, gospel, jazz, Broadway tunes, original folk, blues and rock and roll.

Children’s Choir

An opportunity for children in grades 1-6 to sing together and perform in services five to six times per year. Rehearsals generally follow the Sunday service, 11:15-11:45 AM, for several weeks prior to performing.

Teen Choir

An opportunity for youth in grades 7-12 to sing together and perform in services at various times through the year. Rehearsals generally are Sundays, at noon, after their youth programming.

Æring

A volunteer led early music ensemble that uses period costumes and instruments to add an authentic flavor to the services. They frequently perform during the Solstice, Equinox and other seasonal services.

Hand Bell Choir 

A seasonal ensemble that rehearses Sundays after services and performs during December and occasionally at other times during the church year. Participants are welcome and workshops will be presented to help interested members practice and develop their skills.