music ministry

A variety of music is presented in our weekly Sunday 10:00 a.m. Worship services, and periodic Sunday 4:00 p.m. New Light services. We celebrate music from members of our congregation and welcome professional musicians from the greater community. Through choral music, instrumental music, and congregational hymn singing, we have a rich opportunity to be moved to a deeper understanding of God and our Christian faith.

  • Chancel Choir

    The Chancel Choir presents anthems for Sunday 10:00 a.m. worship services from September through mid-June and for two services on Christmas Eve. Chancel Choir rehearsals are held weekly on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in Unity Hall. If you are interested in being a part of the choir, please contact Jeffrey Buettner

    Listen to a virtual choir piece, created in June 2020. You can find many more Chancel Choir pieces on our YouTube Channel!

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  • Sing for Social Justice!

    Our Sing for Social Justice choir is made up of singers and instrumentalists that have a heart for social justice. The group works on a mix of sacred and popular social justice and protest songs from a variety of collections. Music has ranged from contemporary songs by Mark A. Miller to more traditional tunes by Pete Seeger, and others.


    Thursday rehearsals are held weekly for 45 minutes, and the group presents music once per month at 4:00 PM New Light services in Unity Hall. Contact the church office if you are interested.

    Listen to a virtual Sing for Social Justice! recording, created in May 2020.

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  • Handbell Choir

    Our Hand Bell Choir of adults and youth rehearses in the sanctuary after Sunday morning services at 11:30 a.m. (following Fellowship Hour) and presents music in worship services a few times throughout the year, usually including Christmas Eve and Mother’s Day. Please contact the church office if you are interested in becoming a ringer.

  • Instrumental Music

    There are opportunities for instrumentalists to play solos or ensemble pieces during worship throughout the year. Please contact the church office for more information on getting involved.


The Organ Awakens

On July 16th in 1862, the organ was installed in The Congregational Church of Middlebury, VT. The instrument had been silent since late March 2020, but in July 2020 it awakened for more frequent use again by our organist, Jeffrey Buettner. Here is a brief tour of the instrument led by the music staff.