Music Ministry

Please see the bottom of this page for recordings of performances at FCC

Our multi-generational choir, the Morning Star Voices, rehearses on Tuesday  nights (September through June) at 7:15 PM, and again from 9 AM until 9:30 AM on Sunday mornings before Worship. The Choir sings on Sunday mornings in the worship service. Contact: Mariko Matsumura, Music Director.

Treblemakers is a choir of children ages three to third grade. They rehearse and sing in worship four times during the program year. Contact: Beth Hampson, Laura Pollica, Jaime McAllister-Grande.

Jubilate Ringers, our handbell choir, rehearses Wednesday evenings (September through June) from 7:15 PM until 9:15 PM. They play one Sunday each month, as well as additional special programs in the church and in the community. Contact: Jim Oosterman.

Other members of our Church with similar music interests periodically perform such as the  New Day String Band and our Youth’s contemporary band ‘Band of Praise’.

Music may be given in memory of a loved one orin honor of a special occasion. See any of our Music Directors if you would like to consider such a donation. Contact: Mariko Matsumura, Music Director.

Instrumentalists (volunteer & paid) are occasionally engaged to enhance the worship experience. If you or someone you know might be interested in playing or funding such an occasion contact Mariko Matsumura, Music Director.

We also invite artists to perform for special concerts.  Often these concerts raise funds for the ministries of the church such as the Melrose Community Fund and Refugee Immigration Ministry.

Here is a sampling of performances recorded at First Congregational Church.  Please note we only record music that is in public domain or that we’ve secured permission from the copyright holder.

FCC hosts popular Christmas Fair again!

d43b0de4-6a00-4af0-b95e-dac938d2b368-8439-00000440c6e889d2-1Join us as we prepare our worship home for our Annual Winter Wonderland Fair on Friday, November 30 from 6pm to 8pm and Saturday, December 1, from 9am to 2pm.

A Christmas season family destination for years, our fair is known for the memories children make as they build gingerbread houses.

The fair also includes a wide variety of Christmas gifts, including jewelry, and baked goods. Every year brings new valuable items to be raffled off or to be bid on with the silent auction.

New and very different in the “raffle basket” category for this year: “An American Girl Doll Christmas Suite.” This suite is comprised of two adjoining “rooms” – a bedroom and a kitchen full of furniture and accessories for American Girl dolls, including a rack full of American Girl holiday dresses and a lit Christmas tree! This Christmas Suite can be packed up to go in less than two minutes, toted away in a waterproof vinyl carrier, backpack and plastic tub. This Christmas Suite would make a unique and wonderful gift

Friday evening will feature the Happy Baked Potato supper (with all the fixings!). Visitors on Saturday can enjoy a family lunch.

New Day String Band Performs

First Congregational Church in Melrose’s New Day String Band performs “Job” written by member Dr. Robert Jameson. (c) Robert Jameson. All rights reserved.

Click here to see all of our music performances!

Morning Star Voices
Music Misc c
Music Bells 2
Jubilate Ringers
HS Sunday School
Band of Praise
Harvard Radcliffe Pitches Fund Raising Concert