Archive | March 2012

Palm Sunday @ the Well: Featuring Ivonne Hernandez

Ivonne Hernandez, 2012
Photo: Ryan MacDonald photography

Fiddler Ivonne Hernandez Returns to The Well This Week!
Fresh off of months of touring, award winning fiddler Ivonne Hernandez returns to play with the River Rock Band this Sunday, April 1st. Expect a great evening of inspiring and intimate worship accompanied by great fiddle tunes and uplifting songs!

And join us next week, Easter Sunday, for Gospel night at The Well featuring pianist Malcolm Campbell and guest soloists!


Special Music @ Hancock for Holy Week

PALM SUNDAY, April 1st

  • 10:00 am The Hancock Choristers, our children’s choir, will sing for worship, along with the Chancel Choir
  • 6:15 pm The River Rock Band will play special music for Palm Sunday @ the Well in Clark Hall


  • 7:30 pm The Morning Glories bell choir will play for our Maundy Thursday service in Clark Hall

GOOD FRIDAY, April 6th

  • 7:30 pm The River Rock Band and members of HYG will provide mu7sic for this candlelit service of tenebrae in the Sanctuary.


  • 9:00 am and 11:00 am Services:  The Chancel Choir, Hancock Carillon Bell Choir, along with brass and timpani will help us celebrate Easter with joyous music including Randall Thompson’s Alleluia, and Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus.
  • 6:15 pm The River Rock Band will be joined by guest musicians, including our own Malcolm Campbellfor a joyous Easter celebration of Gospel Music.

Cantata Rehearsals begin on Thursday, April 12th

Sing with the choir for our spring Cantata!  Come join the chancel choir in singing for our spring cantata, Handel’s Sing Unto God. This rare cantata will be accompanied by a period orchestra.  We will also sing the Amen chorus from Messiah.  The cantata will be sung in worship on Mother’s Day, May 13th.  Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings at 7:30 in the choir room.  Cantata music will be rehearsed first at each rehearsal.  Adults and high school students of all levels of experience are invited!

Patriot’s Day Concert of American Music, April 16th @ Hancock

Patriot’s Day Concert- The Handbell Program presents their 10th Annual Patriot’s Day Concert of American Music in the sanctuary on Monday April 16 at 11:15- 12noon. The music is rung on 5 octaves of English handbells by ringers of all ages in a program that is light-hearted and family-friendly. You’ll find yourself swaying to upbeat music of America, including patriotic favorites, spirituals, ragtime, marches and more. Suggested donation is $3 per person to benefit the Fourth Presbyterian Church, South Boston, afterschool music program. The sanctuary is handicapped accessible. Invite your friends, relatives, and neighbors to this fun concert carefully timed to follow the morning Road Race and before the afternoon parade.  Questions- Cheryl Kraley 781-862-2209 or

Hancock’s Own Sacred Dance Group ‘Skyloom’ to perform at the National Heritage Museum March 25

Come see Hancock's Sacred Dance group SKYLOOM perform at Culture Fest 2012.

We Who Believe in Freedom: Debut Concert @ Hancock for Labyrinth Choir

The Labyrinth choir debuted at Hancock this evening, performing an eclectic program of songs about Freedom.  Members of the audience were impressed by the group’s expressive virtuosity, which ranged from passionately defiant to quietly contemplative.  The group’s energy expressed a genuine vibrancy of will, channeled, perhaps, directly from the words of the oppressed.

We look forward to future performances by the Labyrinth Choir!

Former Hancock Music Director Anita Kupriss debuts with the new professional ensemble Labyrinth Choir March 10th

Anita Kupriss’ new professional vocal ensemble, Labyrinth Choir, will perform their debut concert of songs exploring freedom:  freedom of religion, self-determination, the Underground Railroad, and hope for the future, at Hancock Church on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary. The program–featuring the choir, pianist, and a percussionist playing African drums–will include spirituals; S. African, Latvian, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim songs, and audience participation.

Tickets will be available at the door: $15 and $14 for Stu/Sen. Come join us for an evening of music-making that will inspire you to listen with your hearts and set your winter-weary voices free! For information, contact Anita Kupriss at