Alleluia Morning (previously known as The New Kids on the Rock):
For children in grades 2 through 5. This group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 4:30 to
6 p.m. Rehearsal time each week includes sharing a sandwich supper and dessert together – and every once in a while, pizza! Alleluia Morning is a large part of each First Sunday family worship, offering the morning welcome, leading the opening song, and presenting the morning message on the first Sunday of each month. The morning messages, formed around Bible stories, children's literature, and skits, include acting, singing, reading, speaking, and movement – simple costuming and props, too. This talented group has a lot of fun together – and much joy to share.
The Joyful Noise Choir
A treble choir for young people in grades 4 through 12. (Fourth and fifth graders in Alleluia Morning are invited to participate in both groups.) Designed for our busy families and young people, the Joyful Noise Choir rehearses just once a month. Rehearsals are held following worship on the first Sunday of each month, and the Joyful Noise sings in worship at least once a month. Occasionally extra Sunday rehearsals may be scheduled if additional preparation time is required. This choir is also involved in presenting the morning message for one or two First Sunday services during the year.
The Handbell Choir
For ringers in grade 5 though 12 and adults of all ages. The Handbell Choir rehearses and plays for worship three or four times a year, as announced. New ringers are always welcome. No prior experience is necessary!
The Chancel Choir
For singers from grade nine through adults. Rehearsals are held each Thursday evening from 7:30 to 9 p.m., and the Chancel Choir sings every Sunday for worship, arriving at 9 a.m. for the pre-service warm-up. The Chancel Choir presents two special music services during the year, one during Advent and the other during Lent, and participates in the annual Choir Festival held at the St. Joseph – St. Lazarus Parish in East Boston in January. All are invited and welcome at any time during the year and to participate as his or her schedule allows. No previous experience or music reading ability required.
The Maple Street Artist Series
For over fifty years, the Maple Street Artist Series/Festival of the Fine Arts has brought excellent and inspiring music to our church and to the greater Danvers community. This program, entirely underwritten by the contributions of church members and friends, features guest artists in concert and as a part of special musical worship events.