Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

781-862-4220 | office@hancockchurch.org

An Open and Affirming Church!

Music & Arts Events
This Friday! Morning Glory Ringers Christmas Concert, 12/11, 10am

This Friday! Morning Glory Ringers Christmas Concert, 12/11, 10am

MORNING GLORY RINGERS will present their Fifth Annual Weekday HOLIDAY HANDBELL CONCERT on Friday, December 11, 2015 from 10-11 am. “Ring in the Holiday Spirit!” will feature popular and classical holiday pieces as well as Sing-along favorites, all played on 4 octaves of handbells and chimes. Pieces will include such holiday favorites as Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Carol of the Bells, White Christmas, and Trepak from The Nutcarcker. This concert is designed for seniors, senior living communities, home-schooled children, preschools, and families with preschoolers who...
Bay Colony Brass in the Minuteman!

Bay Colony Brass in the Minuteman!

Concert Series 2017-2018

2017-2018 November 12 at 2:00 p.m. Bay Colony Brass 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 wide-ranging landscape of works for large brass ensemble. Bay Colony Brass is one of the few large brass ensembles (or brass choirs) of its kind in the United States. Composed of twenty players, the group performs a broad...
2015 Concert Series Press Release

2015 Concert Series Press Release

Tribute to Leonard Bernstein to Launch 5th Season of Hancock Concert Series LEXINGTON, MA–Choirs, brass, bells, early music, vocal music, and a spectacular new piano trio are all on the roster for this fall’s Hancock Concert Series. Celebrating its 5th season, this year’s season is bigger and better than ever. The Series is sponsored by, and held at, the beautifully renovated and fully accessible Hancock Church on Lexington’s historic battle green. ‘To celebrate our new building, we have planned  our biggest Series yet,” says Director of...
Join a Handbell Group!

Join a Handbell Group!

Hancock Church Handbell Programs 2015-2016 THE HANCOCK JUNIOR HANDBELL CHOIR is a beginning group for third to sixth graders, meeting on Wednesday afternoons during the school year. Learning handbell and musical skills becomes fun and games as students work as a team to create music. Music education without sitting still or struggling to get your child to practice! Marilyn Becker, director. Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 pm beginning 9/23/2015.   MARTING TO GLORY RINGERS is an intergenerational handbell choir for middle school, high school, and adult ringers of all...
Choir Premieres Piece by Marilyn Becker

Choir Premieres Piece by Marilyn Becker

Last Sunday, May 31, the Chancel Choir premiered a beautiful new piece by our Associate Director of Music, Marilyn Becker. It is a setting of the text God Who Touchest Earth With Beauty. If you missed it listen to it here:
Dedicate a Hymnal for Celebration Sunday!

Dedicate a Hymnal for Celebration Sunday!

UPDATE 7/21/2015 Dedicate a Hymnal for Celebration Sunday! We are accepting Hymnal Dedications all summer for Celebration Sunday! We will accept dedications until we run out of hymnals. If you would like your dedication to be produced in time for Celebration Sunday, please fill out this ONLINE FORM or call the church office (781) 862-4220 x201 for Sarah Burns. * * * UPDATE 5/20/2015 Last Sunday we dedicated our new hymnal, Hymns of Truth and Light with a beautiful service highlighting the different kinds of hymns that can...
Patriot's Day Handbell Concert, April 20, 11:15am

Patriot’s Day Handbell Concert, April 20, 11:15am

The Handbell Program at Hancock Church presents their 12th Annual Patriot’s Day Handbell Concert of Patriotic and American Music in the sanctuary on Monday April 20, 2015 at 11:15- 12noon. The music is rung on 5 octaves of English handbells by ringers of all ages in a program that is light-hearted and family-friendly. You’ll find yourself swaying to upbeat music of America, including patriotic favorites, spirituals, marches, movie tunes, and music of George Gershwin. Suggested donation is $3 per person to benefit the Handbell Scholarship Fund....
Cantata Sunday, May 3rd, 10am

Cantata Sunday, May 3rd, 10am

The Hancock Chancel Choir and Ensemble will present works by Leonard Bernstein, including the during morning worship on Sunday, May 3 at 10am. Chichester Psalms is a joyous and moving work that will be accompanied by harp, organ, and percussion. Also being presented will be selections from Bernstein’s Mass. The service is free and open to all, regardless of denomination or faith. The church is fully handicap accessible and free parking is available.
10th Annual Lexington Interfaith Choral Festival!

10th Annual Lexington Interfaith Choral Festival!

  UPDATE 3/31/2015: Due to snow, the Choral Festival was rescheduled for April 12, 3pm. LEXINGTON, MA—10 choirs from Lexington will be raising their voices together in the 10th Annual Lexington Choral Festival on Sunday, February 8th at 3:00 p.m. hosted by Hancock Church. This year’s Festival features choirs from 10 area churches and temples with over 200 singers participating. Admission is free and open to the public. The Lexington Choral Festival was first held February 26, 2006 at the First Baptist Church of Lexington....