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23 Dedham Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

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.  

Services are frequently enhanced by our musical groups including: the Adult Choir, the children’s choir SongSquad, the First Parish Singers, and the First Parish Players.

We often welcome 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.

Getting Involved

For more information, see Music Programs in the Getting Involved section, or feel free to contact Laura Nevitt, our Music Director, at

If you are interested in making music at First Parish, please fill out our music sign up form .


Our Hook & Hastings Organ

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.