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Music

Worship at The Dover Church floats on a sea of music. You will hear music playing as you enter the church and as you leave. We will sing songs together during the course of the worship, and we will listen to one or more of our choirs sing or ring, as well as instrumentalists play in support of our prayer or as inspiration or comfort. If you like music, to listen, to sing, to play, then The Dover Church may be just the place for you.

We delight in a variety of musical styles in our worship life, ranging from traditional to contemporary music for organ, choir, handbells, to children’s and youth music, to bands made up of church members and friends playing Dixieland, Bluegrass and Gospel among other styles. Our music genres and styles vary to meet, support and enhance the worship experience of the congregation.

We have many opportunities for members to share their musical gifts at The Dover Church.  These include our Sanctuary and Festival Choirs, Cherub and Youth Choirs, Youth Handbell and Chapel Bell Choirs as well as many gifted vocalists and instrumentalists of all ages.  Our Choirs rehearse Wednesday evenings September through beginning of May and are open to all who are interested throughout the year.  More information can be found regarding each opportunity below.

Our C. B. Fisk organ, Opus 107 was installed in 1993 and has been enhancing our worship life through music ever since.  In addition to leading our hymn singing and worship Sunday mornings, our organ is the center of concerts and learning opportunities throughout the year including our Christmas Concert, auditions and recitals for the Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists Young Organists Initiative and more.

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All Youth Handbell Choir rehearsals are on hold meeting on zoom at 4 pm on Tuesdays. We are monitoring the Covid-19 situation and will resume rehearsals on-site as soon as it is safe to do so. Please contact Christine Hogan for Zoom Meeting ID information.

All Cherub Choir rehearsals are on hold at the moment. We are monitoring the Covid-19 situation and will resume rehearsals on-site as soon as it is safe to do so.

 

All Choir check-ins are on zoom at the moment. We are monitoring the Covid-19 situation and will resume rehearsals on-site as soon as it is safe to do so.  Check-ins at 7 PM on Wednesday evenings. Contact Christine Hogan for Zoom Meeting ID information.

 

All Choir rehearsals are on hold at the moment. We are monitoring the Covid-19 situation and will resume rehearsals on-site as soon as it is safe to do so.

The Festival Choir rehearses seasonally Wednesdays, 7:00 -9:00 PM and occasionally Sunday mornings in preparation for our Seasonal Services and Concerts. Our 2020-2021 Season begins Wednesday, November 18.

All Chapel Bell Choir rehearsals are on hold at the moment. We are monitoring the Covid-19 situation and will resume rehearsals on-site as soon as it is safe to do so.

 

People of all ages are encouraged to offer their instrumental talents and be part of our Prelude or special service music on Sunday mornings.   Please contact our Music Director, Christine Hogan, if you would like to share your musical gifts with us.

Image of a hymnal, open to the hymn "Seek Ye First," with this text: "Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God"

Music is the sea on which our worship floats, warming our hearts and inspiring our life together at The Dover Church. If you love to sing or play an instrument, we have a place for you.

People in worship in the Dover Church sanctuary

We are A Welcoming Community of Faith and Service since 1762 and an Open and Affirming Congregation in The United Church of Christ.