Music and Choir
The Music Committee
The Music committee works with the music director to organize and oversee the musical portion of Sunday services and all musical programs in the church. It coordinates with the minister to choose music that supports the minister’s message for each service. The committee meets at least four times per year and divides a portfolio of tasks to be carried out between meetings. Members enjoy inviting musicians to participate in the non-choir Sundays, and facilitating other music related activities such as special concerts.
Traditional special events are the Messiah Sing-In just before Christmas, when singers and listeners from Harvard and neighboring communities join our chamber orchestra and professional soloists, and the Music Sunday in the spring, when guest musicians join our ranks to perform longer masterpieces.
This non-auditioned choir welcomes all who enjoy singing in a group. Varied styles of music are sung, tying texts to the theme of the service. We rehearse at 9:00 am most Sundays before the service and then again after the service 11:45 am -12:30 pm. Senior Choir performs most Sundays in church. All adults are welcome to join this very fun group.
Director: Steve Zocchi
All interested youths are welcome to join the Junior Choir. We are in a post-pandemic rebuilding phase. Rehearsals are from 11:20 am to 11:50 am most Sundays. Parents should attend rehearsals. We rehearse in our beautiful Fellowship Building.
The Junior Choir is growing and will sing in upcoming Church services. Music is chosen to be relevant to the service and enjoyable for the singers. Mostly Junior Choir is fun!!!
Director: Steve Zocchi
The handchime choir is for anyone interested in being part of a musical team. You don’t need to be able to sing on pitch or read music, although the latter is helpful. Rehearsals are presently Sundays from 12:30-1:30 pm for the month preceding participation in the church service, approximately 4 times during the church year. We have three octaves of chimes, which means we usually need 11 ringers for each rehearsal. We often need substitutes to fill the parts of regulars who take occasional Sundays off. We frequently choose music that involves an additional instrumentalist, adding varied dimensions.
Director: Eleanor Toth