The Chancel Choir sings during Sunday morning worship services, September through June.
Under the direction of Jeff McIntyre, the choir performs a variety of music from traditional to contemporary, including special music programs at various times of the year.
Frequently the Chancel Choir will be accompanied by special musicians playing percussion, violin, trumpet, flute, or trombone. The choir practices Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. September through June.
If you are interested in singing with the Choir, or if you play an instrument and would like to share your talents, please contact Jeff McIntyre, Music Director.
In 1991, the congregation installed a pipe organ manufactured by Moller Pipe Organ of Hagerstown, Maryland, which replaced the electronic organ that served for many years.
At the time, Moller was the largest pipe organ company in the world whose installations include the Cadet Chapel of West Point, the Radio City Music Hall in NY, and the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.
Our two-manual instrument is the 11,820th installation that Moller created, and among the last before the company ceased production. The organ at First Congregational has fewer than a thousand pipes ranging from 16 feet in length to the size of a pencil.
The organ is maintained by The Peragallo Company of Paterson.