Music Ministries

Listen, Sing, Ring, and Drum!

COVID-19 UPDATE: Some of these groups or activities are meeting online or have been temporarily suspended.
If you are interested in learning more about any of the opportunities below, please contact the church office.

Music at First Congregational

At First Congregational, music is an integral part of worship and our faith community. Our Sanctuary houses a Holtkamp pipe organ and a grand piano built by the Steinway Piano Company during the 1920s. The Church is also home to a five-octave Whitechaple handbell set, the largest in the area.

We encourage our members to share their gifts with the congregation. For individuals interested in participating, First Congregational offers several choirs. All ages and abilities are welcome. 

Vocal Choirs

The Chancel Choir enriches worship and is comprised of church members of high school age through adult.

The Cantata Choir performs a Sunday worship cantata during Advent and Lent and often participates in the Christmas Pageant.

Anyone, reading age and older, is invited to participate in the Sunday Singers. Singers meet before worship to learn a song to share with the congregation during worship. No sign-up is necessary. Just come and make a joyful noise!

Anyone, middle-school age and older, is invited to learn a simple introit and anthem to sing during worship. Summer Singers practice in the Sanctuary before worship on two Sundays in June, July, and August.

Children, kindergarten through sixth grade, gather in the Chapel during Sunday School to learn songs based on current lessons to sing during worship.

church members singing in a choir

Handbell Choir

Coventry Ringers

Coventry Ringers, an adult handbell group, participates in worship five to six times a year. The group also performs in local handbell festivals.

Handbells

Drum Choirs

Using World Music Drumming, a curriculum used across the United States and Europe, the drum choir introduces participants to the music of West Africa and the Caribbean; and offers an opportunity to build community. 

MAKO and MAKO Jr

Drum choirs for children and youth.

Adult Drum Choir

Drum choirs for adults of all ages and abilities.

Kids playing hand drums

con vivo! music with life

con vivo! music with life, a chamber music ensemble was founded by FCUCC members, Kathy Taylor and her husband Richard Taylor, along with FCUCC’s Director of Music Ministries Don DeBruin. The ensemble calls First Cong home performing several times a year in our Sanctuary.

 

con vivo! strives to perform classical chamber music to the highest artistic standards. By presenting affordable, informative, and entertaining concerts, they wish to enrich, enhance, and expand the cultural and fine arts community of south-central Wisconsin.

Visit convivomusicwithlife.org to learn more.