From vocal choirs and handbell choirs to a church-wide, intergenerational musical, spirited and artful music brings an extra dimension to worship. Would you like to join us? Contact John M. Albrecht, Director for Music Ministries, with questions. Check the Music Calendar for information about performances, rehearsals and more.
The Sanctuary Organ
The organ was built by M. P. Möller of Hagerstown, Maryland, beginning in 1969 and concluding in 1972. Its construction was underwritten by the generosity of Cora and David Crock, and it has served the congregation and the community in Sunday worship, in festival musical offerings and in many recitals and concerts throughout the years.
The renovated organ is one of the largest pipe organs in the city of Appleton, comprising three manuals, 46 stops and 58 ranks. It is beautifully integrated into the sanctuary, both visually and acoustically, and provides a powerful and cherished center for worship music, a venue for recitals and concerts, and an instrument for the teaching of organ. Read more about our Our Möller Organ.
The Sanctuary Piano
First Congregational’s Steinway B grand piano was purchased in 2012 with funds from the Trina Reynolds Bequest. The Bequest also allowed the church to upgrade the choir room piano to a rebuilt Steinway B.
Handbells and Tonechimes
First Congregational owns five octaves of English Whitechapel handbells and two octaves of Suzuki ToneChimes.
The church owns an extensive number of percussion instruments used in percussion ensemble performances and in our productions of major works for choir and orchestra.