Choir singing
Greg after recieving endowment fund gift
Bell Choir (1)
Greg, Choir, Gary Dowty close up
Choir and chancel
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Choir singing
Kent Conducting Choir (1)
Kent Conducting Choir (2)
Kent Conducting Choir
Kent Tritle (7)
Kent Tritle at the organ (3)
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Music is a vital component of our worship experience and we provide many opportunities for participation and enjoyment of this art.

Minister of Music

Greg Chestnut, First Congregational’s Minister of Music for the past 30 years, has developed a comprehensive music program and is actively involved in creative worship planning.

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Our comprehensive and varied music program includes concerts, choirs for all ages, guest musicians, handbell and percussion ensembles and vibrant worship.

 Concert Series

We offer a variety of performances each season, from internationally known organists to Grammy award winning artists.  Intimate chamber music concerts are offered in Reed Chapel with candlelight and the background of our stained glass window.

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The sanctuary organ was built by the firm of Daniel Jaeckel of Duluth, MN in 1993.  It is a two manual mechanical action instrument of 23 stops and 28 ranks voiced in French Classic style.

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 Guest Musicians

Local artists frequently enhance First Congregational’s worship services.

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