Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

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Music & Arts Events
With Love, Oscar & Steve: A Valentine's Cabaret

With Love, Oscar & Steve: A Valentine’s Cabaret

Join us at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 11 for an intimate afternoon of love songs by two Broadway legends: Oscar Hammerstein II and Stephen Sondheim. This cabaret style show reunites Mark Morgan and Jean Danton (Music from the Time of Downton Abbey), accompanied by pianist Sarah Troxler. Featured will be songs from West Side Story, The King and I, South Pacific, Into the Woods, Company, and many more. A perfect afternoon with your special someone! $15 suggested donation at the door.
Hancock Concert Series Presents Yi-Li Chang, Violin

Hancock Concert Series Presents Yi-Li Chang, Violin

  On January 21 at 2:00 p.m., the Hancock Concert Series continues as violinist Yi-Li Chang and pianist Laurence Wallach perform From France to America, featuring works for violin and piano by Fauré, Ravel, Debussy and Ives from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Yi-Li Chang has been recognized by Boston Musical Intelligencer as a baroque violinist with “confident virtuosity.” She has performed solo and chamber baroque violin recitals in many well-known concert halls, and toured in the U.S., Europe, and Taiwan with various groups including A Joyful Noyse, Incendium Novum, Rumbarocco, and Formosa...
Two Great Music Events at Hancock!

Two Great Music Events at Hancock!

Bay Colony Brass Takes on War and Peace Sunday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m. Hancock Church, 1912 Massachusetts Ave in Lexington $15 suggested donation at door The Hancock Concert Series continues its 7th season with the thrilling sounds of the Bay Colony Brass on Sunday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m at Hancock Church in Lexington War and Peace – Music of Conflict and Celebration ranges from the grandeur of Walton’s Crown Imperial and the realities of conflict in Britten’s Russian Funeral Music, to meditations on peacemaking like Wagner’s Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral and Barber’s Mutations on Bach. The Bay Colony Brass will perform a...
Hancock Concert Series Presents the CK Ensemble

Hancock Concert Series Presents the CK Ensemble

The Hancock Concert Series is pleased to present the debut of the CK Ensemble, a new professional chamber music group, at a concert on Sunday, October 29 at 2:00 p.m. The ensemble of cello, flute, and piano, will take listeners on a journey through Germany in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s, and then to Russia at the turn of the 20th century. The CK Ensemble opens their debut  performance with works for flute, cello and piano. Included will be works of Müthel, Haydn, and...
The Phantom of the Opera is Haunting Hancock!

The Phantom of the Opera is Haunting Hancock!

The 7th Annual Hancock Concert Series is about to get underway, and this year we launch with a feast for both the eyes and ears. On Sunday, October 22 at 2:00 p.m., we’ll screen the 1922 classic silent movie version of The Phantom of the Opera, accompanied by live organ music by internationally renowned organist Peter Krasinski. The immortal Lon Chaney stars (in horrifying makeup of his own devising) in this tale of a disfigured misfit who haunts the Paris Opera and longs for the Opera’s star, Christine. The afternoon will also feature...
Mozart Closes Out Hancock Concert Series This Sunday

Mozart Closes Out Hancock Concert Series This Sunday

The Jameson Singers Present Mozart’s Requiem On Sunday, May 14, The Jameson Singers will perform Mozart’s powerful Requiem in a completion by Mozart scholar Robert Levin. This concert will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of Hancock Church on the Battle Green in Lexington. Left incomplete at his death, Mozart’s Requiem was completed at the time by his student Sussmayer. Dr. Levin has stripped out Sussmayer’s changes and additions and completed the work in greater accord with Mozart’s own compositional practices. The result...
Hancock Church Presents 14th Annual Patriots’ Day Handbell Concert

Hancock Church Presents 14th Annual Patriots’ Day Handbell Concert

The handbell choirs of Hancock Church present the Fourteenth Annual Patriots’ Day Handbell Concert of patriotic and American music on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The concert is light-hearted and family-friendly and includes music played on 5 octaves of hand bells and hand chimes by ringers young and old, sure to please listeners of all ages: Broadway hits, American gospel, spirituals, and patriotic songs. The concert is planned to begin at the end of the Road Race and just before Paul...
A Joyful Noyse Presents "Flights of Fancy" on Sunday, May 7

A Joyful Noyse Presents “Flights of Fancy” on Sunday, May 7

Sunday, May 7 at 3:00 p.m.  Flights of Fancy  Music inspired by our fine-feathered friends featuring works by Handel, Biber, Scarlatti, Bononcini and more! Presented by the early music ensemble A Joyful Noyse $15 suggested donation to support Hancock Music Program   Flights of Fancy will be performed by the early music ensemble A Joyful Noyse, a group of professional and talented amateur early music performers in residence at the church. Usually performing liturgical music, this concert is a departure into the realm of the secular. It focuses...
Hancock Concert Series Presents Herr Beethoven and His Cellists

Hancock Concert Series Presents Herr Beethoven and His Cellists

The Hancock Concert Series continues on Sunday, April 9th with Herr Beethoven and His Cellists, a concert featuring cellists Cherry Kim, and Scott Thomas Lesser, with Ai-Ying Chiu at the piano. Creativity of an artist is often inspired through collaboration. The Duport brothers, Bernhard Romberg, and Anton Kraft were leading cellists, composers and pedagogues of their time. Their artistry and collaboration inspired Beethoven to reconsider the cello’s capabilities and to write major works for this instrument. This concert will explore the ingenuity of Beethoven’s Sonatas for Piano and...
12th Annual Lexington Choral Festival

12th Annual Lexington Choral Festival

After being snowed out last month, the Lexington Choral Festival returns on March 19 at 3:00 p.m at Hancock Church. Featuring choirs from 10 different area faith communities, the afternoon is a celebration of music and sharing across religious and cultural divides. Included will be groups from a variety of Christian, Jewish, and Hindu traditions. Now in its 12th year, the Festival features each group sharing music from their own tradition, and then has all the groups join in singing one piece together. Joyous, moving, and...