Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

781-862-4220 | office@hancockchurch.org

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Jameson Singers Concert - Press Release

Jameson Singers Concert – Press Release

Jameson Singers Presents Illuminare Concert of Christmas Music part of Hancock Concert Series This Weekend LEXINGTON, MA–The Hancock Concert Series of Lexington presents theJameson Singers in a holiday concert on Saturday, December 5, at 4:00PM. Conducted by Jameson Marvin, the Jameson Singers will offer a program,Illuminare,  of festive a cappella music from Renaissance to recent, featuring masterworks by Palestrina, Vaughan Williams, Ockeghem, Bruckner, Sweelinck, and Britten, along with audience singing of favorite carols with the chorus.The Jameson Singers, a sixty-voice chorus comprised of amateur singers, was formed by Jameson Marvin shortly...

Concert Series 2017-2018

2017-2018 October 22 The Phantom of the Opera with Live Organ Accompaniment! The classic silent movie, accompanied by Peter Krasinski at the organ. With a great Buster Keaton short! October 29 CK Ensemble With Cherry Kim (cello), Elzbieta Brandys (flute) & Daesik Cha (piano) play works by Haydn, Müthel and Rachmaninoff November 12 Bay Colony Brass The 20 piece brass ensemble presents War and Peace, with works by Mendelssohn, Wagner, Barber, and more. November 19 A Joyful Noyse Hancock’s resident early music ensemble presents A Mighty Fortress:...
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...
Hancock Music CD

Hancock Music CD

We have a assembled a beautiful CD of music from many of the music groups here at Hancock, and it is now available! It includes music from the Choir, Carillon, Choristers, River Rock Band, and A Joyful Noyse. Wonderfully varied with music from classical to jazz and renaissance to contemporary, this is a great listen and a great way to share the wonderful music we have here at Hancock! Copies are free for visitors and sharing. We ask for a $10 donation from members if...
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.
A Joyful Noyse, May 9, 7:30pm

A Joyful Noyse, May 9, 7:30pm

  TEXT: A survey of music heard at the court of Ferrara, Italy from Dufay and Josquin to the emergence of the extraordinary trio of women musicians known as the Concerto delle Donne.  With background and commentary by musicologist Dr. Teresa Neff. Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm. Hancock United Church of Christ, 1912 Mass. Ave., Lexington, MA Suggested $10 donation to support Hancock Cantata Fund When we think of the important music centers of the world, perhaps Venice, Vienna, Paris, and Hamburg come...
A Joyful Noyse Concert, Mar 14th - Cancelled

A Joyful Noyse Concert, Mar 14th – Cancelled

UPDATE 2/26/2015: Due to the snowstorms interrupting our concerts schedule, we will have to postpone this concert to another time, TBA. Thank you for your understanding! A Joyful Noyse presents: Membra Jesu nostri by Dietrich Buxtehude Saturday, March 14th, 7:30 pm at Hancock Church 1912 Mass Ave, Lexington In 1680 Dietrich Buxtehude dedicated his extraordinary cycle of passion cantatas, titled Membra Jesu nostri with the following words: to a foremost man, Gustav Düben, most noble and honored friend, Director of Music to His Most Serene Majesty, the...