Second Congregational Church
Music lives large at Second Congregational Church
The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart, a fountain ever springing!
All things are mine since I am his! How can I keep from singing?’
No storm can shake my inmost calm while to that Rock I’m clinging.
Since love is Lord of heaven and earth, how can I keep from singing?
This is the last stanza of the hymn “My Life Flows On in Endless Song” –
which is the unofficial theme song of our music ministry at Second Congregational.
Since love is Lord of heaven and earth, how can we keep from singing?
The adult choir rehearses every Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:10, and takes a break during the summer months. Every Sunday during the year, we sing an introit and an offertory, and often an anthem for Special Music as well. We sing beautiful music from a wide variety of periods and styles. Sometimes we have solos and duets, as well as full choir pieces.
We welcome all new singers! We’re very flexible about working around members’ schedules, and understand that some can’t make it every Sunday, so please consider joining even if your life is busy! Music-reading skills and choral singing experience are not necessary.
Come see how much fun our rehearsals are!
1) Youth Choir: Twenty-One young people from preschool age through high school gather to sing hymns and praise songs. We rehearse right after the service every Sunday, while parents are enjoying coffee hour. Once or twice a month, the youth choir sings in the service. Young people are encouraged to volunteer to sing solos, compose, and also play their instrument if they would like. A Girls’ Choir sometimes forms to sing a special piece. The Youth Choir will be visiting Sweetbrook Nursing Home in December to sing for the residents.
2) Chimes Choir:The young people also form a chimes choir that plays in church
about once a month, using two sets of hand chimes to make beautiful music.
3) Pageants: Every year we have a Christmas pageant, held the Sunday before Christmas. In the spring there is an Old Testament pageant. This past spring we did “Noah’s Ark”, and the year before that was “Jonah and God”. Next spring, we will perform “King Nebuchadnezzar and the Israelites.” All of the pageants have plenty of roles to go around,
and songs for everybody.
We love to welcome new members into Youth Musicians!
Sue Matsui, Music Director