As the 325th Team planned our celebrations for this month, we were searching for the perfect phrase for our pressed glass ornaments featuring an image of our magnificent steeple. Our Minister Emerita, Helen Cohen, came up with “Still Aspiring.” This morning we wrap up our 325th celebration with worship, a luncheon together, bell ringing and drama. What better way to spend the day together, as people of faith, learning from our past and Aspiring towards the future!
This Sunday, the music will be representative of the history of First Parish in Lexington in celebration of its 325th anniversary. The choir will sing 18th-century Massachusetts composer William Billings bold “Creation” and his patriotic revolutionary song “Chester.” Ruth Rose and Sarah Matthews will play a Corelli Sonata for pipes and harpsichord. Rip Jackson will play Handel’s serene “Adagio” (from Sonata in F Major, G. 175) and Bach’s thrilling “Chromatic Fantasy in d minor, BWV 903” on his French double-manual harpsichord.