Music is one of the most inspiring parts of our services. An Adult Choir, a Youth Choir, and a Children’s Choir provide music for most services. In addition, we are blessed to have a number of talented musicians in our congregation who also contribute to our services.
Adult Choir rehearsals take place on Thursdays from 7:30 – 9:30 pm in the vestry. The Children's and Youth Choirs rehearse on alternate Sundays from 11:45 am to 12:30 in the sanctuary. Each choir also rehearses at 9:00 am before services at which they sing. If you are interested in joining one of the choirs, please contact music director Shawn McCann by email at , or see him after church.
The Adult Choir sings at services once or twice per month; the Children’s and Youth Choirs sing about once per month. Here you can view or download schedules and sign-up sheets for all three choirs (PDF, open in a new window). There are also notes on being a choir member.
Welcome to this place of possibility.
This is love's hearth, the home of hope,
A refuge for minds and hearts in search of truth unfolding...
Here may compassion be our shelter
Here may we find comfort and courage
Here may our sight become vision,
to see the unseen, to glimpse the good that is yet to be.
Here may we touch the deep places in our souls and know once again our hearts truest desires.
— Marianne Cotter
Shawn McCann joined the staff of First Parish Church of Groton as Music Director in December of 1995. He has over 30 years of professional musical experience as a director, conductor, accompanist, and as soloist on piano, harpsichord, organ, and other keyboard instruments. Shawn received his Bachelor of Music degrees in Piano Performance and in Music Theory / Composition from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell where he studied under Inge Lindblad, Juanita Tsu, and Fred Buda. Shawn is a member of the UU Musician’s Network, and is currently in the third and final year of the Music Leader Credentialing program of the UUA, with graduation expected in June 2013. He was a member of the band for the UUA General Assembly in 2012 (Phoenix, AZ), and will be band director for the next two General Assemblies in 2013 (Louisville, KY) and 2014 (Providence, RI). In addition to church music, Shawn works as accompanist for the Nashoba Valley Chorale and Indian Hill Music School.