Music Ministries serves every generation of the congregation not just in providing vibrant, inspiring and instructional music for worship, but is also a ministry to the musicians, enabling them to give their skills and resources to further the church's mission.
This choir of experienced English Handbell ringers plays a full four octaves of bells and chimes and a wide variety of repertoire from arrangements of the great classics to contemporary praise and jazz arrangements of sacred standards. We are members of Handbell Ringers of America and regularly participate in Festival Conference and other workshops to further our skills. The Ringers play in the 10:45 service once a month, usually on the 3rd Sunday and for other special programs.
Meets Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30pm
The Chancel Choir is a genial mixed group of singers who sing both a cappella and accompanied anthems in leading the 10:45 service service. They sing music from many eras and in many styles, from Renaissance to Gospel, from Bach to todays brightest young choral composers like Carson Cooman and Howard Helvey. Study of how people learn music and choral techniques undergirds our choir training and supports both learning by reading and listening to music parts.
The Chancel Choir anchors the Christmas Music Festival as well as the 10:45 Easter service, and also enjoys sharing choral festivals within the Evangelical Covenant Church as well as within the Attleboro and North Attleboro communities. Anyone who enjoys singing would be welcomed to give this choir a try.
Meets Wednesdays from 7:30-9pm
This children's choir welcomes all children grades 1-6 to learn to sing, play chimes and handbells, and play musical games - all to the purpose to assist children in developing their faith and understanding of Christianity. Rehearsals include age-appropriate teaching of the songs of the church, handbell and chime techniques, teamwork, age-appropriate leadership skills, and musical games.
The Junior Choir sings and/or rings once a month in one service or the other. One of the children's favorite yearly activities is performing the the traditional Swedish Lucia Pageant at the annual Christmas Music Festival. The children dress in traditional Swedish costumes and vie for the privilege of singing a solo as she/or he processes wearing the crown of candles.
In alternate years, the Junior Choir also ends it's season with a staged musical.
Hillary Pigeon, Director
Meets Tuesdays from 4-5:15pm
This is a collaborative, multigenerational group of instrumentalists and singers who lead the 8:30AM praise service with guitars, jazz organ, and piano. Members bring their experience in praise, jazz, folk, country, fusion, and classical music to synthesize the best music of the various styles into what can be best characterized as high-quality, accessible, and uniquely ECC Attleboro. Anyone who is passionate about leading worship in this type of collaborative group is welcome.
The Praise Team anchors the Christmas Festival, the Christmas Eve 4pm service, as well as Maundy Thursday and the 8:30 Easter service.
Meets some Thursday evenings and other times as agreed on by the members
Musicians of all ages and musical skills and tastes are encouraged and supported to provide special music for worship, and special programs. Our musicians are happy to support you in your choice of genre or on a particular song. We do a lot of small ensemble performances on everything from a cappella music to handbell duets.
We welcome your participation!
For further information, please contact, Cheryl Duerr, email@example.com or 617-852-3533
A few of my (our) favorite (musical) things
Our music program utilizes music from so many different styles and genres – here are just a few from what Tom Bonarrigo calls a brain-exploding array of albums.
Praise Adore: Christmas songs of worship – Chris Tomlin
Peace on earth – Casting Crowns
Instrumental Maggie Sansone – Cold Frosty morn at west river (celtic instruments)
Christmas time is here – Canadian Brass
Dream season – Yolanda Konassis (harp)
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet – Nutcracker Suite - mind-blowing fun
Choral Candlelight carols – music for chorus and harp – Seraphic Fire
Chanticleer – Our Favorite Carols – or any of their albums
Voces8 – Christmas
Hymns from Kings (not Christmas)
Gaither Christmas Collection – Gaither Vocal Band
Handbells A wintry mix – Raleigh Ringers
And from our musicians
Tom Bonarrigo Glory in the highest: Christmas songs of worship – Chris Tomlin
Christina Ferri Christmas live in Nashville – Francesca Battistelli
How can it be – Lauren Daigle
Sarah Grina Any Pentatonix album
Sharon Buttrick That’s Christmas to me – Deluxe Edition, Pentatonix – Mary did you know
Christmas family album – Piano Guys
Christmas - Mannheim Steam roller – Silent Night
Kent Pigeon Hymns of worship, Fernando Ortega
Strong tower - Kutless
Kevin Pigeon Love ran red - Chris Tomlin
Ask me to share my Spotify Christmas lists with you - Merry Christmas!