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Music Ministry



The Senior Choir sings virtually every Sunday in worship from September through early June, as well as during special services throughout the year. The group presents a great variety of music, ranging from the simple to the more challenging. Each year we strike a balance of new music and older, more familiar pieces. Previous experience singing in a choir is very helpful but not a requirement.



The Handbell Choirs offer opportunities for musicians of all levels — beginners to experts — to make a “joyful noise” with either bells or chimes during the worship service. Beginning with the Chime Choir for children in Grades 1 through 5, and progressing to the Shrewsbury Ringers, our highest level handbell choir, members build on their musical experience and technique as they enjoy the camaraderie and friendship of a small ensemble. The handbell choirs perform at various times throughout the year during services, and may participate in other activities, such as occasional “Pops” concerts and community events. The five-octave set of Schulmerich handbells were a gift to the church from the late Mrs. Helen Stolnacke in memory of her husband Carl and their sons, Robert and Alan. If you are interested in ringing in one of these bell or chime choirs, please contact the church music director at Shrewsbury Ringers The Shrewsbury Ringers is a 5-octave ensemble of experienced English handbell ringers in residence for more than 40 years at the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury. A major component of the church’s music ministry, this bell choir has developed a reputation as one of the leading bell groups in the region. They perform once or twice a month during the regular season and at holiday services, and perform at occasional events in the greater Worcester area. Rehearsal: Wednesday evenings 6:30-7:30 pm Parish Pealers The Parish Pealers is a second choir of experienced and intermediate level ringers, and was established in 2003. This choir has also performed at various events in the community. Rehearsal: Wednesday evenings 7:30-8:30 pm

Still Life with a Guitar


Bring your voice, your instruments, your friends, and join us for monthly jam sessions! Beginners are welcome! We play/sing a little bit of everything, from Neil Diamond to the Beatles! We meet on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7pm in the Chapel. Interested? Contact Carol Baker at

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