“Two things impressed me—the thoroughly harmonized voices, the devotional spirit—absolute essentials for good church music, and may I say in passing, good music is fully one-half the service.” –Mr. J.E. Riggs, 1863
We are proud of our excellent music ministry and fine arts programs, which enhance our worship services and enrich our community.
Plymouth’s historic tradition of music dates back 154 years to the church’s organization in October 1854, soon after Lawrence was organized as a city. In the early days the members of the choir not only gave their time and services, but bought their own music as well. Moreover, during the last quarter of the nineteenth century the organist/choirmaster, Professor Frank O. Marvin, often took up pen and paper and composed “some of the most joyous, soul-inspiring and delightful Easter and Christmas carols” for the choir. From the beginning of a brave new church 154 years ago, music has played a vital part in the spiritual life of its members.
Our community continues Plymouth’s rich tradition of music in order to be able to glorify God continuously with a “joyful noise”. Our lives are enhanced by the fellowship and closeness attained through our music and fine arts programs. Plymouth is where it happens – come, join us – let us grow as a church and community together!
Everyone is welcome to participate in our music and fine arts programs – members and non-members alike! No auditions are required for any of the choirs or ensembles. Anyone interested in participating in a choir, an ensemble, assisting with accompaniment for the choirs, or being involved in one of our fines arts groups should contact Plymouth’s Director of Music and Fine Arts, Kim Manz, through the church office 785.843.3220, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.