Old First Church names new organist and choir director
In addition to playing the church's 1965 Wicks pipe organ, Salmon will be expanding the choir. To that end, interested singers are invited to weekly choir rehearsals at 10 a.m. on Sundays; all are welcome, no special skills or prior experience required. Sunday services, led by Rev. Kenneth A. Clarke, begin at 11 a.m. (10 a.m. in July and August). The church is located in the heart of Old Bennington on Monument Avenue at Vermont Route 9.
The historic Old First Church, gathered in 1762, was the first Protestant church in Vermont. Much of the early history of Bennington and of Vermont took place in and around the original Meeting House, built in 1763; the present church building is an 1805 restored Meeting House of architectural and historical significance that attracts visitors from all over the world. Further information is available by calling the church office at 802-447-1223 or by visiting www.oldfirstchurchbenn.org.
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