Music Blog

Musically Speaking – March 2019

First let me say that our choir has been amazing!  They have not had a Thursday night off for months.  (We usually have one per month.)  Preparing for Missa Gaia made us all hunker down to be ready for Music Sunday.  Choir members have shown up, practiced their parts, shared their creative ideas, and actively […]

Musically Speaking – February 2019

This month is an exciting one for the First Parish Choir!  We are in the home stretch getting prepared for Music Sunday, which will be Sunday, March 3rd this year.  (Our usual time for Music Sunday is the first part of May.)  I remember feeling this way last year as we were almost ready for […]

Musically Speaking – January 2019

Missa Gaia is a Mass for the Earth.  It is a celebration of the earth as a sacred place.  It was premiered in New York in 1981 by Paul Winter, Jim Scott, Paul Halley, Oscar Castro-Neves, and Kim Oler. This piece of music is unique because there are three performing genres:  choral singing, instrumental playing, […]