Music in Worship
Music in a wide variety of styles and forms is an important part of every worship service, and our full and lively musical calendar reflects the congregation’s deep commitment to quality musical programming. Director of Music Irina Georgieva brings to her work both superb musicianship and a strong commitment to a musical life that is as deep and varied as our spiritual lives. Irina is joined by Assistant Music Director for Youth and Intergenerational Programs Kate Campe. Services are frequently enhanced by both our adult and children’s choirs and by guest and solo performances by artists both affiliated with the Parish and from the wider musical community. In addition, we occasionally sponsor special concerts and events.
First Parish is fortunate to have a beautifully restored 1884 organ by Hook & Hastings, the premier organ builders at the time our Meetinghouse was moved to its present site in 1879. This two-manual, seven-rank instrument has been completely restored by Patrick J. Murphy Organs of Stowe, Pennsylvania. Funds for the instrument came from a bequest by the late Elizabeth Bradford Storer, a member of our Choir for over 60 years, and from matching gifts by members and friends. The organ was installed in August 2005.