At Old Ship the minister and music director complement each other, together creating a distinctive worship experience. The music is chosen from a wide variety of sacred and secular sources to compliment the sermon topics, which address a wide range of spiritual and social concerns, as well as contemporary issues. A dedicated choir of fine musicians is often accompanied by instrumentalists. Our fine digital-sound Allen organ fills the Meeting House with its rich and diverse sound.
The Worship and Music Committee, together with the minister and music director, nurtures and supports the quality of worship at Old Ship, and has general oversight of the music program.
Choir at Old Ship
The choir at Old Ship Church is composed of amateur singers, supported by a professional quartet. The only prerequisite for membership is a love of singing. The choir sings at three Sunday services per month from September through June. Classical selections, pop songs, jazz tunes, folk music and spirituals are all in the repertoire, as well as music from other cultures and religions around the world. Special services include Christmas Eve, accompanied by brass quartet, and evening Vespers.
People of all ages and abilities are welcome to join the choir. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7–9 p.m. and before Sunday services at 9:15 a.m. For further information, please contact Christopher Hossfeld at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christopher Hossfeld, Director of Music
Composer and conductor Christopher Hossfeld has an inventive compositional style and creates music for many settings, from concert works to music for liturgy or film. He has conducted concerts in the United States and Canada, and prepared choirs for reknowned conductor Trevor Pinnock. He recently directed the Montreal-based Opera da Camera in a production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte, using his own arrangement of the opera for two clarinets, horn, bassoon, and piano.
Hossfeld’s compositions have been performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.), Yale and Harvard Universities, Jordan Hall (Boston, Massachusetts), the Toronto Music Garden, and concerts in Montreal and Ottawa. Hossfeld earned a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from the Yale School of Music and a Bachelor’s in Music Composition from Harvard University.
For more information, please visit christopherhossfeld.com.