Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

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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...
The Music of Downton Abbey, Jan 18th, 3pm

The Music of Downton Abbey, Jan 18th, 3pm

With the new season of hugely popular series Downton Abbey now underway, what better time to enjoy an afternoon of music as heard by Lord Grantham, Lady Mary, and Matthew Crawley? The Hancock Concert Series is pleased to present Music from the Era of Downton Abbey as part of our 2014-2015 concert series on Sunday, January 18 at 3:00 p.m. Soprano Jean Danton, baritone Mark Morgan, and pianist Linda Papatopoli will present vocal and piano music featured on the show and from the era. Included will be popular songs, opera, operetta, ragtime, and...
Holiday Bells Concerts! Dec. 19 & Dec. 21

Holiday Bells Concerts! Dec. 19 & Dec. 21

The Bell Ringers at Hancock Church, 1912 Mass Ave in Lexington, are playing two free Holiday Concerts!   On Friday, December 19 at 10am, The Morning Glory Ringers will play such well-loved songs as “Silver Bells” and “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire,” as well as traditional Christmas carols complete with sing-alongs. They will play four octaves of handbells and hand chimes. The Morning Glory Ringers are excited to offer this concert again. They had to skip it last year due to construction. In the past, the concert has been well-attended by over 75...

Kay Barney World Premier on Nov. 10th

Kay Barney World-Premier The first public performance of the Quartet in A Minor, “Reflections,” recently composed by Kay Barney, long a Hancock member, will be performed by the Wayside Quartet in a concert on Monday, November 10, 7:15pm in the auditorium of Carleton-Willard Village. The quartet, about 35 minutes in performance, is in four movements, each representing reflections on the seasons of the year. All are invited to attend. As many may remember, Kay has composed a number of choral anthems, three of which have...
Junior Handbell Choir is Moving to Wednesdays!

Junior Handbell Choir is Moving to Wednesdays!

The Junior Handbell Choir is moving their rehearsals to Wednesday s starting September 24th. The weekday rehearsal time will give us a more consistent weekly rehearsal day and also make it possible for Marilyn Becker, our Associate Music Director, to lead the group. Junior Handbells is open to children entering 3rd through 5th grade. No musical experience is necessary. We will learn how to ring handbells and develop music reading skills, all in a fun, supportive environment. Marilyn has years of experience working with children...
The Cantata Fund

The Cantata Fund

Your Chance to Support Music at Hancock! Did you know that only a small portion of our Cantata Sundays is paid for out of our operating budget? The vast majority of the resources for these two special Sundays each year comes from the Barney Cantata Fund. This fund, established in honor of Kay Barney, is replenished each year through a mix of donations from individuals and proceeds from our Concert Series. If you enjoyed the service this past Sunday and would like to make future...
Celtic Christmas at The Well - Dec 22, 6:15pm

Celtic Christmas at The Well – Dec 22, 6:15pm

Internationally recognized Celtic musicians Shannon and Matt Heaton join our River Rock Band for a special evening of music at our alternative service in Clark Hall.   click here to listen: The sound of Irish flute, pennywhistle, guitar, bouzouki, and great voices will fill the night as Hancock Church celebrates a Celtic Christmas at its evening alternative service, Worship @the Well, on December 22nd at 6:15 p.m. Internationally recognized Celtic musicians Matt and Shannon Heaton will join the Well’s resident ensemble, the River Rock Band, for...
Advent at Hancock

Advent at Hancock

Advent at Hancock 2013 View our entire Advent in Worship…Advent at Home brochure: Advent 2013 online (PDF) December 1 The First Sunday of Advent will celebrate hope in worship, and the place and role of food in our celebrations. December 8 The Second Sunday of Advent will celebrate peace in worship, and the giving of gifts through our annual Manger Sunday procession. At home, we’ll help you think about giving and receiving gifts that sustain and bring joy. December 9 Monday evening at 7:30, we’ll...
"Oh Mary" by the River Rock Band

“Oh Mary” by the River Rock Band

Just because the Well is on hold doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the sounds of the River Rock Band! The Well is Sunday evenings at 6:15 pm in Clark Hall. Worship @the Well is on hold for the summer but will start up again September 8th. Oh Mary by the River Rock Band

The River Rock Band & the Well: Finding a New/Old Music Aesthetic For Worship

Director of Music Mark Morgan talks about Worship @the Well and finding the right music.     In the spring of 2009, our Senior Minister, Paul Shupe, asked me if I would take over the music for the Sunday evening service that had begun that year. I had been rather dreading the request for multiple reasons and I’m sure was somewhat less than enthusiastic in my response at the time. My hesitation extended from personal reasons: doing two completely different services each week is time...