First Congregational Church
164 Deer Hill Ave.
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone:(203) 744-6177

Our music: "God so Loved the World."

An excerpt from Sir John Stainer's "The Crucifiction."

(Posted March 10, 2017)

I want to thank the choir for all their musical contributions especially when singing a cappella.

This week they will be singing a very special song composed by John Stainer. Born in 1840, Sir John, was one of only a few religious composers who was knighted. He wrote over 230 services for St. Paul’s cathedral of London as well as anthems, hymns, cantatas and oratorios. His most famous is The Crucifixion, from which our choir will sing “God so Loved the World”. This most beautiful composition will coordinate with this week’s Bible readings and the sermon.

A former organist and choir director from our church, Keith Toth, performs The Crucifixion at the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City every year on Good Friday. His professional choir of almost 25 voices will again perform this on Good Friday, April 14th. This year marks the 95th performance at Brick Presbyterian. It is also Mr. Toth’s 24th performance.

Pat Moriarty will continue to rehearse with our church school children during the service for the next several weeks.

March 19th is Jazz Sunday.

Joy through music,
Jim Moriarty


First Congregational Church
164 Deer Hill Ave.
Danbury, CT 06810
Est. 1696

Phone: (203) 744-6177

Office Hours:
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday Closed

Thrift Shop Hours:
Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sunday Worship:
Sunday   10:00 a.m.–11 a.m.


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