Archive | May 2012

Patriot’s Day Concert–A Huge Success!

The Patriot’s Day Handbell Concert on April 16 was a huge success. Thanks to beautiful weather, the concert by the 4 bell choirs regaled a record-breaking audience of 215 with toe-tapping patriotic and American music. The highlights of the concert were Allison Bukys’ handbell solo called “The Typewriter” with typewriter percussion and the flag that unfurled from the arch of the chancel during America the Beautiful. Donations from the concert totaled $658 for the Fourth Presbyterian Church, South Boston for scholarships to their after school and summer music and arts program. Nine youth from the program attended the concert with their director, Rev Tim Hughes, and afterward the Christian Service committee treated them to a day of fun with a picnic at the Center playground before watching the afternoon parade.

Thank you to all the hardworking Hancock folks that made this benefit concert and collaboration with Fourth Presbyterian possible: directors, ringers, tv crew, MC, Christian Service committee, LHS National Honor Society volunteers, and the many Hancock volunteers.

If you missed the concert and would like to view it, it is available streaming on LexMedia.

(Go to

Search “Handbell Concert”. The search will return 3 selections, choose the last one.)

If you would like to support Fourth Presbyterians’ mission to serve youth in South Boston, the Christian Service committee will be accepting donations of used keyboards, guitars, percussion instruments, and music stands as well as monetary donations.  Contact Laurie Bergstrom if you have items you would like to donate.


Jazz Night @ the Well, Sunday May 6th

The Well will be holding a jazz night during its service on Sunday May 6th at 6:15 in Clark Hall at Hancock Church, 1912 Massachusetts Ave in Lexington.

Joining The Well’s house ensemble, The River Rock Band, will be jazz singer Patrice Williamson, jazz violinist Ben Powell, trumpeter Wayne Pearcy, and pianist Aaron Gratzmiller. Williamson has been compared to Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan by such publications as the L.A Times. Violinist Ben Powell has played major venues around the world including the Tanglewood Jazz Festival and Sculler’s here in Cambridge. Pearcy and Gratzmiller are both students at the Berklee College of Music.

The Well is an informal, intimate, and progressive worship service offered by Hancock Church. It is open to all. It is held in the candlelit Clark Hall, which can be reached via the parking lot in the rear of the church.