At Old Ship the minister and music director complement each other, together creating a distinctive worship experience. Sermon topics address a wide range of spiritual and social concerns, as well as contemporary issues. Music, chosen from a wide variety of sacred and secular sources, is performed by a dedicated choir of fine musicians (some professionals), who are often accompanied by instrumentalists. Our fine digital-sound Allen organ has the power and diversity of the old pipe organs.
The Worship and Music Committee, together with the minister and music director, nurtures and supports the quality of worship at Old Ship, and has general oversight of the music program.
Choir at Old Ship
The choir at Old Ship Church is composed of amateur singers, supplemented by a professional quartet. The only prerequisite for membership is a love of singing. People of all ages (beginning with high school students) are cordially invited to join, whether or not they read music. The choir sings at three Sunday services per month from September through June, providing musical inspiration and support for the day's topic. Classical selections, pop songs, jazz tunes, folk music and spirituals are all in the repertoire, as well as music from other cultures and religions from around the world. Guest instrumentalists are added from time to time.
If you like to sing or think you might want to, you are invited to try out our choir.
In lieu of mid-week choir rehearsals, singers are expected to learn music on their own between Sundays using printed music and recordings of their parts provided by the music director, sent by email. The choir meets at 9:30 on Sunday mornings to polish the music for the service. For further information, call the Old Ship office at (781) 749-1679.