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The Dover Church organ


Worship at The Dover Church floats on a sea of music. You will hear music playing as you enter the church and as you leave. We will sing songs together during the course of the worship, and we will listen to one or more of our choirs sing or ring, as well as instrumentalists play in support of our prayer or as inspiration or comfort. If you like music, to listen, to sing, to play, then The Dover Church may be just the place for you.

We delight in a variety of musical styles in our worship life, ranging from traditional to contemporary music for organ, choir, handbells, to children’s and youth music, to bands made up of church members and friends playing Dixieland, Bluegrass and Gospel among other styles. Our music genres and styles vary to meet, support and enhance the worship experience of the congregation.

We have many opportunities for members to share their musical gifts at The Dover Church.  These include our Sanctuary and Festival Choirs, Cherub and Youth Choirs, Youth Handbell and Chapel Bell Choirs as well as many gifted vocalists and instrumentalists of all ages.  Our Choirs rehearse Wednesday evenings September through May and are open to all who are interested throughout the year.  More information can be found regarding each opportunity below.

Our C. B. Fisk organ, Opus 107 was installed in 1993 and has been enhancing our worship life through music ever since.  In addition to leading our hymn singing and worship Sunday mornings, our organ is the center of concerts and learning opportunities throughout the year including our Christmas Concert, auditions and recitals for the Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists Young Organists Initiative and more.


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Youth Choir runs September through May and is open to all children Grades 3 and up, and Grade 2 by special invitation.  Music Director, Christine Hogan will rehearse with the Youth Choir Sunday mornings following worship in Kraft Hall until 11:20 AM.  When singing in the worship service on a Sunday morning the Youth Choir will rehearse in the Sanctuary at 9:30 AM.  New members are welcome and encouraged to join throughout the year so please invite others to join us. 

Our Sanctuary Choir rehearses Wednesday evenings, 7:30 PM in the Music Room and on Sunday mornings, 8:45-9:30 AM in the Sanctuary, September through June. High School students are encouraged to join.

For more information about our Adult Choir, please contact our Music Director, Christine Hogan.

Our Youth Handbell Choir is open to children who sing in Youth Choir and are in Grades 3 and above and runs September through May.  Music Director, Christine Hogan rehearses with the Youth Handbell Choir Sunday mornings in Kraft Hall at 11:20 following Youth Choir rehearsal.  When ringing in the worship service on a Sunday morning the Youth Choir will rehearse in the Sanctuary at 9:00 AM.  New members are welcome and encouraged to join throughout the year so please invite others to join us. 

Chapel Bell Choir runs September through May.  Music Director, Christine Hogan rehearses with the Chapel Bell Choir Wednesday evenings from 6:45-7:30pm in the Music Room. When ringing on a Sunday morning we rehearse at 9:10 in the Sanctuary.  Our 2018-2019 season begins September 12.  New members will be welcomed throughout the season so please encourage others to join us.


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October - 3, 10, 17, 24 - NO 31

Our Cherub Choir (for Pre-K through Grade 2) sings each week at the start of their Sunday school lesson, learning simple, fun songs together.  The Cherub Choir sings during worship several times throughout the year.  

If you would like to learn more about our Cherub Choir, please contact Sarah Hefter, our Christian Education Director.

People of all ages are encouraged to offer their instrumental talents and be part of our Prelude or special service music on Sunday mornings.   Please speak to our Music Director, Christine Hogan, if you would like to share your musical gifts with us.

The Festival Choir rehearses seasonally Wednesdays, 8:00 -9:00 PM and occasionally Sunday mornings in preparation for our Seasonal Services and Concerts.

Please contact our Music Director, Christine Hogan if you would like more information about joining the Festival Choir. 

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Musicians playing at The Dover Church

Music is the sea on which our worship floats, warming our hearts and inspiring our life together at The Dover Church. If you love to sing or play an instrument, we have a place for you.