Upcoming Music at Christ Church




05        All Saints’/All Souls’ Day

  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Spiritual/arr. Ray Brady, Jr.
  • Crossing the Bar                                                   Lord Tennyson/Charles Hubert H. Parry


12       Veterans’ Day

  • Fairest Lord Jesus Elizabeth
  • Eternal Father, Strong to Save Melita
  • The Disciples Knew the Lord Jesus Mark Schweizer

Octet: Mary Susan Convery, Lisa Correnti, Emilie Hitron, Lea Peterson

             Grant Furgiuele, Duff Lingard, Mark Anderson, Bob Keener


19     Thanksgiving Sunday / Ingathering Sunday

  • Berceuse by Joachim Andersen and Amazing Grace arr. by Jay Althouse

               Both played by Bruce Goody, flute

  • Prayer of Thanksgiving (We gather together)          Valerius/arr. Eduard Kremser

      With trios:  Grant Furgiuele, Bob Keener, Duff Lingard

                               Hope Anderson, Kim Lysaght, Mary Ellen Nutting


26    Christ the King Sunday

  • Let All Things Now Living Welsh Tune/harm. Katherine K. Davis (1892-1980)                             


26    Choral Evensong in the Chapel at 4:00 PM




03   Advent 1

  • Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending                                                   Stuart Forster


10   Advent 2

  • In Night’s Dim Shadows Lying                              George Guest


17   Advent 3

  • Shout for Joy, Ye People!                                 Joseph M. Martin/Victor C. Johnson


24   Advent 4  Christmas Eve

        10:00 AM     Echoing Carols   Duet: Kim Lysaght and Pamela Goody                 C.P. Cooman

          4:00 PM      Family Service and Pageant

          8:30 PM      Christmas Carol Singalong

          9:00 PM      Christmas Eve Choral Eucharist

                                    O Little Town of Bethlehem                                                                       Robert Lau

                                      Bruce Goody, flutist

                            Greensleeves                                                                            arr. Channing Lefebvre




Sunday, November 26 at 4:00 PM.   EVENSONG IN THE CHAPEL.  Take a few moments from your hectic week to experience a traditional Evensong of chanting, prayer and choral music.  The service length is approximately 35 minutes.  Open to the public.


Sunday, December 10 at 3:00 PM.  ANNUAL TOWN “MESSIAH” SING.  Held at Carter Memorial United Methodist Church, 800 Highland Ave., Needham.  Christmas portion and “Hallelujah Chorus” will be sung by audience, accompanied by orchestra.  Soloists: Lisa Correnti, soprano; Pamela Goody, alto; Grant Furgiuele, tenor; Mark Anderson, bass.

Bring your own scores or borrow one from Carter Church, which will be available at the door.  Also in the program, Carter’s Bell Choir performing Christmas selections.  FREE and open to the community.


Sunday, December 24, CHRISTMAS EVE:

At 10:00 AM, Service in the Chapel

At 4:00 PM, join in on the Family Service, which includes a Christmas Pageant. 

At 8:30 PM, Christmas carols Sing-Along.  Choose your favorite Christmas carols.

At 9:00 PM, Choral service with Communion


Monday, December 25 at 9:00 AM.  CHRISTMAS DAY IN THE CHAPEL.  Enjoy the quiet of the birth of our Savior in the intimate space of the Chapel.  Christmas carols.


Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 10:00 AM.   Epiphany Lessons and Carols with Choir and congregation.


Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3:00 PM.  CONCERT:  FAURÉ “REQUIEM”

Rivers Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Needhamite David Tierney, will perform “Symphony in D” by Juan Arriaga, “Overture to ‘La Grotta di Trofono’ by Salieri and Fauré “Requiem.”  The “Requiem” will be peformed by Choirs from Christ Church, Needham, Congregational Church of Needham and St. Paul Church of Dedham, with soloists: Julie Tierney, soprano and Mark Anderson, bass.  The combined choirs will be accompanied by RSO.  The concert is FREE and open to the public.  Donations are gladly accepted to defray costs of this special program.


Holy Week 2018

Thursday, March 29 at 6:00 PM.  Maundy Thursday service beginning with a simple soup   supper in Upper Parish Hall.  At 7:00 PM, service and foot washing in the Chapel.


Friday, March 30 at …. To be continued