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Needham, MA 02492

Welcome to our new Music Director and Accompanist!

by | Sep 9, 2021

Dear First Parish,


As chair of the Music Director Search Committee, I am so happy to announce and welcome Laura Nevitt as our new Music Director. Laura comes to us with years of experience as a singer, teacher, and choral conductor, leading both youth and adults in making music. Throughout the pandemic, she has continued teaching and coaching the Handel and Haydn Society Youth Choruses, and leading the Nightingale Vocal Ensemble, which she co-founded in 2019. I am excited to see what Laura’s vision, creativity, and passion for music as a unifying and welcoming force will bring to our First Parish community. Laura plays the guitar, the mandolin, and the ukulele.


I am also pleased to announce Kelvyn Koning, who will join First Parish as our Accompanist, working closely with Laura to provide us a rich and diverse musical experience. He is a talented pianist and composer who has performed as soloist and accompanist in and around the Boston area.


Please join me in welcoming Laura and Kelvyn to First Parish!




Katherine Calzada

Chair, Music Director Search Committee