Music Notes, November 2019

A note from Steve...

Steve Zocchi, Music Director
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This year is shaping up to be a wonderful year. The Choirs are all doing a great job. As always, I owe a special debt of gratitude to Senior Choir and The Meetinghouse Ringers (a.k.a. Bell Choir) for their ongoing work. Bell Choir did a great job ringing in the service on October 20th. Senior Choir is sounding great. I want to thank all the singers in our Youth Choirs for their excellent performance on October 27th at our informal concert. That was a lot of fun, and it was only possible because of the enthusiasm and energy of the participants, and their parents. Thank you all!

And speaking of concerts, this year we begin the 5th season of our Concert Series. I hope to see you all at our first concert “Man vs. Piano - The Rematch”, Sunday November 10th at 4:00 in our beautiful Sanctuary. I’ll be performing a solo piano concert of Mozart, Schubert, Chopin and original work in several genres. Come see and hear the high-wire act which is piano performance. I promise laughs (at least giggles) and a memorable experience. I will humorously reveal the truth about the challenges of being a musician. Bring your friends. Proceeds go to the First Parish operating budget.

My heart melts with gratitude when I think about our First Parish community. I cherish the beauty, the emotion, and the genuineness of our Church family and our Sunday services. I’m excited for the rest of the year as we prepare for the holidays and all the music-making to come.
Indeed, it’s a wonderful year.

Thank you.

Your Music Director, Steve

Music Notes October 2019

This is a great year already. All the choirs are reunited and having fun rehearsing for upcoming performances. It’s great to see everyone again, and we even have some new voices. 

I see new faces in the congregation as well. I look forward to meeting the new folks and continually nurturing the bonds already formed in previous years as well. 

      We are planning the Concert Series for the year. The first concert will be Sunday November 10th at 4:00, “Man vs. Piano 2: The Rematch” It will be an afternoon of piano music and levity in which I will once again battle it out with my life-long nemesis, the piano. I guarantee smiles and giggles… and many styles of music. 

     I hope you will feel comfortable reaching out to me for any reason. Contact me if you or a family member are interested in any of our choirs. Also, let me know if you would like to check out Music Committee. (An awesome group of extremely nice people). Feel free to email me your favorite song, or musical aspirations, words of wisdom, or any feedback whatsoever. Or, just say hi. I never get the chance to talk to everyone on Sunday because I’m always running around, but I am interested in everyone’s musical life at First Parish. 

     Non sequitur alert - I just want to take a moment to thank everyone for their support when my brother died last spring. It is deeply meaningful to be part of a community in which we can mourn each other’s losses together; feel joy together; search for meaning together.  First Parish has taught me that we are all in this together and that we all have joys and sorrows.  We are not alone, because we have each other. 

     

Thank you.

Your Music Director,

Steve

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