Music

Wherever you are on your (musical) journey, you are welcome here! We have eight ensembles from which to choose, beginning with Kindergarten and extending through our fine Chancel Choir. Feel free to take a look below for the group that will help you share the joy of the Lord through music! For more information, contact Dr. Tom Scott, Director of Music Ministries. 

  • Chancel Choir

    Our most prominent choir in the music ministry, this talented group sings a wide variety of repertoire ranging from early polyphony to contemporary choral music. The Chancel Choir requires a reasonably serious time commitment to weekly rehearsal and regular service singing. Rehearses Wednesdays: 7-8:30 p.m. 

  • Women's Ensemble

    Our Women's Chorus is a low-commitment, high-enjoyment musical & fellowship opportunity. Led by Charlotte Plank, the group rehearses on an as needed basis. It's not only a place to come together to sing beautiful harmony, but also a safe and supportive community. If you’re looking for a way to reconnect with your creative side, meet new people, or try something new, please join us!

  • Men's Ensemble

    This group made history recently when they joined the Men of Independence to sing the National Anthem at the Indians, Browns and Cavs games in one year. We have a really great time together and sing very well! If you are a man who loves the rich sound of men's voices, you will love this group. Rehearses: Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 p.m.

  • Handbell Choir

    With five full octaves of handbells and two octaves of hand chimes, this group is expanding. We ring every 6 weeks or so in service. Rehearses: Sundays, 6-7:30 p.m.

  • Memorial choir

    This group provides musical support for our memorial services. As the services are normally in the late morning, singers would need to available at that time. Rehearses: Mondays, 11 a.m. as needed.

  • Spring Choral/Orchestral concert

    Every year, we invite members of the community to join us for a full choral cantata. Details are usually released in January every year, with the performance in early March. 

  • Teen Band and Choir

    Our Teen Band and Choir is an excellent group of high school musicians. We perform about once a month (especially eleven fifty-nine) and it is an uplifting and enjoyable time to be together with friends that share things in common. Rehearses: Sundays, 7:30-9 p.m. 

  • revoice Middle School Choir

    revoice is our Middle School Choir. This energetic young group sings about once a month in service and tends to sing contemporary Christian style music. Rehearses: Wednesdays, 5-5:30 p.m.

  • CHildren's Choirs

    For more information on our children's choirs, please visit our Children's Ministries page

  • 11:59 Band

    The popular eleven fifty-nine service features a professional rhythm section. The service is uplifting, concise and very fresh. Our Teen Band regularly contributes to this service as well. If traditional music/worship is not your thing, try eleven fifty-nine. 

wilhelm Organ

The Sanctuary Organ at First Congregational Church was installed in November 1991. It was designed and constructed by the firm of Karl Wilhelm, Inc. of Mt. St.-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada. It is his Opus 124. View the organ stoplist here


This organ displays characteristics of the classic organs developed in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries. The pipe work sits inside a thin-walled wooden case which blends and projects the sounds of the pipes. The organ has four divisions, corresponding to the three manual keyboards and the pedal keyboard. They are called the Great, Swell, Positiv, and Pedal divisions. Each of the four divisions is a separate and complete instrument with its own area in the case. The manual divisions are vertically stacked in the case, while the pedal division is split into two towers on either side. The largest principal pipes of each division (except the Positiv) are placed in the facade of the organ. Carved pipeshades above the facade pipes help blend the sounds of high and low pitches.


The ornamental carvings in front of the Positiv division were done by the mastercarver, Jean Dutin. They represent the four beasts from this quote in Revelations 4:6-11, reminding us that our joy and duty in worship is to praise God (which we do with the help of this instrument). For more information about our organ, please contact Organist Charlotte Beers Plank