Music Groups

Contact Music Director, Jonathan Brennand  (musicdirector @ with questions.

adultchoirAdult Choir (grades 8-adult)
This is our most active musical ensemble, performing on most Sundays from September-June during the regular church year. We rehearse SATB, women's and men's choral music on Thursdays from 8-9:30pm.

Would you like to sing with the Adult Choir but can't commit to weekly rehearsals or don't read music? Come sing with us on April 9 (April 6 rehearsal for Palm Sunday) and May 14 (May 11 rehearsal for Mother's Day.) The music will be fun, no pressure; please contact Jonathan Brennand for further information.

youth choirChalice Singers Youth Choir (grades 2-7)
Our children's choir plays handbells and sings both alone and with the Adult Choir in Sunday services. 


windsC Winds (high school - adult)
This ensemble is primarily flutes, but may include other winds such as oboe, bassoon, or lower recorders.  This ensemble performs 4-7 part music for two services during the late fall and spring; participants should be able to read music independently and have reasonably good intonation and tone.  This is a lay-led ensemble; rehearsals are held Sundays 11:45-1pm, by consensus 4-5 weeks before a scheduled service.  Contact flutes @ for more information.

handbell choirHandbell Choir (all ages)
This lay led group performs for occasional services throughout the church year using First Parish's three octave hand chime set. Rehearsals are weekly. The handbell choir is open to all who are capable of sustained attention to rehearsal for an hour. Ability to read music is not required, but is helpful. Contact ringers @ for more information.



Grace Notes (all ages)

Grace Notes singers offer their gift of song to First Parish UU of Arlington parishioners within the framework of First Parish Lay Ministry. Grace Notes singers need to be able to read music with good fluency and to be comfortable with singing alone on a part with accuracy. It also helps to be familiar with a variety of musical styles and eras since Grace Notes tries to honor special requests for particular favorite hymns or songs when possible. Rehearsals are held once a month on the 4th Wednesday from 7:30-8:30pm. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


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