Congregational songs here at First Parish include a mix of songs that people know along with new songs to create an energizing and welcoming atmosphere for all. Examples of our congregational songs are: Beautiful Day by U2, songs by Sweet Honey in the Rock, Jimmy Cliff, Ingrid Michaelson and the Beatles, alongside standard hymns from Singing the Living Tradition and Singing the Journey. Music is an integral aspect of the ministry, interwoven throughout worship at First Parish Church in Taunton.
Visitors and congregants experience worship music as energizing, heartfelt, prayerful, and powerful. Our music includes adult vocal ensembles, youth chorus, church band, instrumental solos, and vocal soloists with accompaniment. We delight in featuring talented members of the congregation during services and make effort to represent a variety of music including that of world cultures and popular pieces, folk, jazz as well as standard Unitarian repertoire.
Our First Parish Music Team is open to all who love or want to sing or play an instrument. Rehearsals are generally held Sundays from 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary. We are fortunate to have a professional drummer and several talented instrumentalists and we love putting our hearts into music we feel connected to. In addition, our enthusiastic First Parish Youth Chorus performs frequently at our 10:00 a.m. service, dazzling those in attendance. If you are thinking about being involved in music, know that First Parish Church is an equally supportive atmosphere for those who have never offered music in their lives as it is for those who are seasoned performers.
If you have questions or are interested in getting involved with our musical programs, contact Music Director Gregory Moses.
First Parish Church in Taunton P.O. Box 614 76 Church Green Taunton, MA 02780 508.822.2107