This event has been cancelled due the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Sunday, May 3, following Choral Evensong at 4pm, the First Church Choir presents a concert to introduce its latest recording, O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee: Choral Favorites from First Church. This recording, made in March, contains many of the congregation’s and choir’s favorite anthems, focused around Washington Gladden’s most-beloved hymn, “O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee.”
The First Church Choir sings at the 11 a.m. service on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Sundays from September to June. Rehearsals are held on Thursdays, 7.15-9.15 p.m., and on Sunday morning before the worship service. The choir alternates singing from the Gallery or the Chancel, depending on the service of the day. Professional section leaders assist the musicianship and sound as the choir explores five centuries of great choral music. The choir participates in the Congregational Concerts series, including fall and spring choral concerts, Christmas Lessons and Carols, services of Evensong and special music for Holy Week and Easter Day. The choir was in residence at Gloucester Cathedral, UK, in 2015 singing daily services at the Cathedral, and at Norwich and Lincoln Cathedrals in 2018. They have been accepted for a residency week at Winchester Cathedral in 2022.