MUSIC

We have two areas of service. The first is that of nurturing through worship. Every Sunday, the music at both traditional and Wind services represent the very best gifts we can offer.  This area of our ministry works in tandem with the preaching ministers each Sunday, through the singing of hymns and anthems in the Meetinghouse and of praise choruses in the Wind service that reinforce the power of the spoken Word.


The second area is that of outreach to the community.  With capacity audiences at our Meetinghouse Concert Series, our music ministry provides an important bridge between our church and the community of Wethersfield and surrounding areas. Concerts are a natural conduit to invite guests into our church to share the gifts of our music ministry, and all that First Church has to offer. The beauty of Christmas Eve and the splendor of Easter, well saturated with the Word and with music, are worship experiences not to be missed!


CLICK HERE to see all upcoming music concerts/events!

FIRST CHURCH CHOIR

Our dedicated choir of men and women sings Sundays from September to mid-June, and for all major holidays of the church year.  This enthusiastic group sings choral music from all periods, and performs extended masterworks with orchestra in concerts during Lent and Advent.

CAMPANELLA HANDBELL CHOIR

This handbell choir of experienced adults enriches our worship services, especially during Advent and Christmas, and performs regularly in concert.

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP TEAM

Our Contemporary Worship Team sings a collection of contemporary christian songs at our 10:30 AM Contemporary Service, as well as our Combined Service on the first Sunday of each month.

FCC BRASS ENSEMBLE

The FCC Brass Ensemble returns this month under the direction of the group's founding director, Brian Mohr, who led the ensemble from 1998 to 2006.


Interested trumpeters, trombonists, horn, baritone, and tuba players should contact Sean McCarthy at seanm@firstchurch.org for additional information.


The ensemble will make their first worship presentation in February and will be featured at our Palm Sunday Choral Concert scheduled for March 24.


THE PIPE ORGAN

First Church is blessed with a beautiful four manual Austin Organ, Opus 2403, with 62 ranks of pipes.  For more information, click on this link:

www.hartfordago.org/organs-of-hartford/first-church-wethersfield/


The Music Ministry of First Church of Christ is affiliated with the Chorister's Guild, the Handbell Musicians of America, the American Choral Directors Association, and the American Guild of Organists.