Music, Arts & Concerts
A choir for every age
The Adult Choir offers a wide variety of musical selections during most Sunday services. Their repertoire lifts up musicians working today and throughout history that express spirit according to diverse theological and cultural approaches. All are welcome to join the Adult choir with no audition required. Rehearsals are on Thursdays at 7:30pm; for more information, please contact Director of Church Music Justin Murphy-Mancini.
Jazz Vespers celebrates the inspiration of jazz music and provides the membership and community a time to gather together for an evening–usually on the first Wednesday of the month–to enjoy music, readings, and time for reflection.
The Candlelight Chorale offers two or three programs each year: a fall and/or spring concert, and the Christmas Candlelight service, a Newburyport tradition since 1925. Singers from the greater community are welcome, and may join the Chorale for single concerts. Find out more information on the 2019 Candlelight service and how you can take part.
WILSON MUSIC SERIES
Now in its 35th season, the Jean C. Wilson Music Series offers intimate chamber music concerts designed to be a relief from the dark and grinding New England winter. These Sunday afternoon programs take place each year from January through March, featuring a wide range of professional musicians from around the United States. Past performers include the Del Sol Quartet, the Akropolis Reed Quintet, Ensemble Chaconne, Concerto Incognito, and many others. Find out more about our 2021 season.
In April 2020, FRS member Bettina Turner invited us in a worship service to reflect on creativity and what it means to be creative. We are all creative, whether or not we consider ourselves artistic. Here are some of the many ways that FRS members and friends express their creativity.