First Church Congregational
63 South Main Street, Rochester NH, 03867 (603) 332-1121
Minister of Music
Rev. Dr. William H. Bergquist
The Rev. Dr. William H. Bergquist from Manchester, NH. A member of the American Guild of Organist and the Fellowship of Saint John the Evangelist, Rev. Bergquist has performed on several famous organs in the United States, including the Municipal Organ in the City Hall Auditorium of Portland, Maine, and four of the finest organs in New York City, Manhattan's Riverside Church, Avery Fischer Hall in Lincoln Center, Cathedral of St. John the Devine, and St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Rev. Dr. William H. Bergquist began his first church as organist at the age of 9 years old. He grew up in the Swedish Lutheran Church. Rev. Bergquist lives in Manchester, NH with his son Russell.
The Music Team consists of church members who meet monthly. This committee works with the Minister of Music to plan and implement a Concert Series for the year, as well as any music within the church.
Parson Main Ringers
The Chancel Choir provides anthems and music for our 9:00 service, as well as services during Holy Week and Christmas Eve. Anyone middle school and older who enjoys singing is welcome to join us. The choir rehearses on Wednesday, 7:00 to 8:00pm in the Sanctuary. The Chancel Choir is active September through June. During the summer months special music is provided.
The Parson Main Ringers handbell choir plays the third Sunday of the month, as well as special services, Easter, and Christmas. They rehearses on Fridays from 7:00 to 8:00pm. Anyone middle school and older are welcome to join.