Music at First NEWS:

Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Music at First Events:

Show up and Sing Sunday, Feb 25: Come and sing with the choir on this Sunday! All you need to do is show up at 9:15 am in the Morehouse Room and learn a simple piece. With the aid of choir members, you will raise your voice in this wonderful form of prayer.

Cabaret Night, Saturday, March 17, 7 pm: This ever popular evening of old standards sung by our choir’s professional talents and other church friends includes audience sing-alongs and the keyboard stylings of Max Pakhomov! Admission: $10 per adult; $20 per family.

Max’s Concert, Saturday, April 7, 7 pm: Max will delight listeners with selections from Schubert, Brahms, Chopin, and Prokofiev. Admission: $10 per adult; $20 per family. A donation will be given to a local agency chosen by our Board of Outreach. Refreshments served at the end.

Music Sunday, May 20: As part of the 10 am service, the choir will offer a number of pieces for all to enjoy to celebrate all that music brings to our worship.

For more information, please contact Mariann Bigelow ( or John Stuart (

Music Director: Dan Hague
Organist: Maxim Pakhomov

Co-Chairs of Music Committee: Mariann Bigelow and John Stuart

There are many videos of our music here.

A recent sample:

St. Matthew Passion (final chorus) by J.S. Bach from First Congregational Darien on Vimeo.

Music has long had a special place in our worship at First Congregational Church. As a congregation, we believe that its beauty reflects on the glory of God and that by lifting our voices to Him in song and instrument, we praise Him in a meaningful and powerful way. Over the past several years, under the leadership of our Music Director Dan Hague, our commitment to the church’s musical tradition has deepened further. During this time, we have broadened our use of music with several community-oriented concerts.

Church Choirs

We have a senior and junior choir. Senior choir rehearses on Thursday evenings. Highlights

Hand Bell Choir

This group performs postludes twice a year.


Throughout the year our music program offers a number of special concerts, including a popular Christmas concert.  Highlights

To learn more about our church organ, see here…