The Sanctuary Choir, Rip Jackson, Director
Renowned Performances at FPLex

The First Parish Sanctuary Choir (ages 14-adult) rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 PM and sings at the Sunday 10:30 AM worship services with a 9:30 AM warm-up. The Sanctuary Choir also sings in the Fall Concert ( This year – Jams for Justice with a full jazz band) and the Spring Concert (Sacred Chant Concert). See below for the choir schedule this year. If you would like to “try us out,” please feel free to start coming to rehearsals or the choir retreat and feel free to contact the music minister, Rip Jackson, if you have any questions about our program. Our choir rehearsals are fun and full of music from many genres. All are welcome! Our music minister is available by phone, email or appointment if you would like to share your musical talents in worship and concerts!


Choir Rehearsal Schedule
Wednesday Evenings – choir rehearsals 7-9 (Sundays – 9:30 rehearsal and 10:30 service)

Easter Service – Sunday, March 31, 2024 – 9:15 AM rehearsal and 10:30 service

April 7 – choir off

Sacred Chant Concert – Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, 2024
(choir off for morning service)
-Saturday, 1-3:30 rehearsal (soloists 3:30-4:30)
-Sunday, 4:30 dress rehearsal (soloists 3:30-4:30), dinner break and 7:30 PM Concert

May 26 – choir off (Yunona Singing)

June 16 – Flower Communion (last Sunday)

June 17 – September 3 – Summer Break

September 4 (Wednesday) – Choir resumes

September 7 (Saturday) – Choir Retreat 3-7:30

September 8 (Sunday) – Water Communion/Ingathering

2024-25 Concerts

Fall Concert – Beethoven Mass in C
-Saturday, November 9 Afternoon rehearsal
-Sunday, November 10 Afternoon or Evening (TBA)

Spring Concert – Peace Concert
-Saturday, May 17 Afternoon rehearsal and 7:30 Concert at UU Urban Ministry (Tentative)
-Sunday, May 18 Afternoon run through and concert at 3:30 at First Parish