Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

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Music & Arts Events
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...
A Joyful Noyse Sings The Passion

A Joyful Noyse Sings The Passion

The timeless and powerful story of Jesus’ last days, death, and resurrection will be told through the passion music of the German composer Reinhard Keiser by the early music group, A Joyful Noyse. Presented as part of the Hancock Concert Series, A Joyful Noyse will present selections from both Keiser’s Brockes Passion as well as his Passion According to St. Mark. The concert will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 5 at Hancock Church in Lexington. Reinhard Keiser (1674-1739) was known primarily as a celebrated opera composer, whose works in...
Lexington Choral Festival

Lexington Choral Festival

Due to inclement weather, this event has been POSTPONED. A new performance date will be announced as soon as possible. Hosted by Hancock Church 1912 Massachusetts Ave, on the Green Join us Sunday, February 12, 2017, for a spectacular afternoon of choral music sung by various faith communities across Lexington: Christian, Jewish, Unitarian, and Hindu! Admission is free. A reception will follow. Featuring: Bhakti Center of Lexington Church of Our Redeemer Episcopal First Baptist Church First Parish Unitarian Universalist Hancock United Church of Christ Lexington...
The Passion Music of Reinhard Keiser

The Passion Music of Reinhard Keiser

Selections from The Passion according to St. Mark and Brockes-Passion Presented by the early music ensemble A Joyful Noyse Sunday, March 5th, at 3:00 p.m. Hancock Church, 1912 Mass. Ave., Lexington, MA $15 Donation to support the Hancock Music Program Although Reinhard Keiser (1674-1739) was known primarily as a celebrated opera composer, whose works in that genre numbered well over one hundred, his sacred music also gained great respect and influenced the works of his contemporaries, including J.S. Bach, Handel and Telemann. In 1685, the...
Hancock Concert Series: Sierra Marcy, Soprano

Hancock Concert Series: Sierra Marcy, Soprano

From Bach to Mozart to Massanet, soprano Sierra Marcy will present a wide ranging recital as part of the Hancock Concert Series on Sunday, February 26th at 3:00 p.m. at Hancock Church in Lexington. Alternately accompanied by David Owens at the piano and a chamber orchestra, this eclectic program will also feature songs by Delibes, deFalla, and the premiere of a new song cycle by Boston composer Peter Aldins. Marcy, currently a resident of the Boston area, has made her presence known on the local...
Jazz Epiphany at The Well

Jazz Epiphany at The Well

January 8, 12 p.m. in Clark Hall Worship at the Well draws Christmas celebrations to a close with its annual Jazz Epiphany service. The service will feature jazz takes on traditional carols led by Hancock’s own River Rock Band, along with guest jazz pianist Doug Hammer. Included will be their Dave Brubeck inspired We Three Kings and their homage to Vince Guaraldi’s What Child Is This? The service will be led by the Rev. Barbaara Callaghan, joys, concerns, and communion will be shared. Intimate and...