Welcome to First Parish Music Community!
First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington has a thriving music and arts program that is at the core of its Ministry. Throughout the year, we welcome new voices and instrumentalists to participate in our Adult Choir, Children's Choir and a variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles. Please let us know if you would like to learn more or become involved by emailing musicdirector @ firstparish.info, and/or by signing up for the weekly E-Bulletin.
Choral groups, vocalists and instrumentalists contribute regularly to Sunday services and to special events from September-June and provide music for lay-led services during the summer months.
Highlights for 2017-18 will include the Rutter Requiem on November 12 with full choir and small orchestra, and excerpts from Handel's Messiah on April 1 with chamber ensemble. Our 2016-17 season featured performances of Cohen's Alzheimer Stories and a collaboration with the choir of Follen Church in Lexington, MA for March 12 & 19 music services at both churches for Bernstein's Chichester Psalms. Our services also include original works by composers Kenneth Seitz and Diane Taraz. Other services showcase the talents of our instrumental musicians who perform classical, jazz, popular, folk and world music, including the Shenanigans, a Handbell Choir, C Winds, Duo Maresienne, UUlations, folksong leaders, youth musicians and others. Come experience the reward of enhancing our worship services with your musical talents.