Dr Herman Weiss, Director of Music-Organist

Dr. Weiss is an internationally renowned composer, conductor, organist and pianist. Dr. Weiss is co-founder of two chamber music societies and created a Master of Music program in composition at the Longy School of Music, where he chaired the department of composition for twelve years. Formerly president and founding member of the Composers in Red Sneakers, he most recently served as organist-choir director for the Village Church of Nahant and, with Marsha Johnson, is a part of the Dreamsong Duo. Read more from the Music Committee here

Music is regarded as an essential and significant part of the worship experience at First Parish Church. The Music Committee provides overall direction to the program through the Director of Music – Organist.

The Senior Choir has in excess of 15 members, who share a common bond – they love to sing, and they have fun together singing In addition, choir members indicate that their personal worship experience is enhanced by the music and the messages that it conveys. The choir includes soprano, Rebecca Shrimpton, and baritone, Paul Knox, section leaders, who perform solo parts as required by the music. Typically, the Choir sings two anthems correlated to the lessons of the day, as well as responses after the Morning Prayer and the benediction. The Senior Choir rehearses Wednesday evening from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Chapel. New voices are always welcome! Come join the fun!! Contact Dr. Herman Weiss or a member of the music committee-  Lauren Gudonis, Maggie Michael (Chair), Jen Powers and John Round with any questions about choir.

Jazz Sunday:  

Virtual Jazz Sunday November 22, 2020

Join soloist, Rebecca Shrimpton and musicians, Brian Price and Carolyn Wilkins for an uplifting service of worship in jazz/gospel-music style. If you  like lively music, this is a good service to tune in to! 


First Parish Church Choir Good Friday, April 3, 2015

“He/She who sings, prays twice.”