Join us in Dover, New Hampshire, for our Fall Festival of Music!
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STEPHEN DISTAD is a nationally recognized organist and church musician living in Houston, Texas. In addition to his concertizing, Mr. Distad serves as Artist in Residence at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church.
Before coming to Houston, Mr. Distad served as Minister of Music at First Baptist Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Director of Music at Christ United Methodist Church in Rochester, Minnesota, and Organist at First United Methodist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana. Stephen has performed in numerous notable and historical locations such as St. Thomas Episcopal in New York, St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, and Notre Dame in Paris. (Read more here)
JUSTIN LANGHAM is originally from Mobile, Alabama, where he earned a double bachelor’s degree in trumpet performance and composition from the University of Alabama, before moving to Houston in 2013 where he earned both his master's in trumpet performance and doctorate in trumpet performance and conducting from the University of Houston.
As a musician, Dr. Langham is comfortable in multiple musical settings and maintains an active schedule in the greater Houston area. In addition to maintaining an active performing schedule and private teaching studio, Dr. Langham also serves on the faculty at Lone Star College since 2015, teaching brass, music theory, and aural skills. He also currently serves as Director of Music at First United Methodist Church in Missouri City, Texas. (Read more here)
THE FIRST PARISH OF DOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Ours is the oldest parish in New Hampshire and is one of the oldest in the country. The Parish was gathered in 1633. For years it was the only church in Dover, serving as a meeting place for town, public and religious gatherings and was supported by general taxation.
Early settlers built our first meetinghouse at Dover Point in 1634, not far from the Spaulding Turnpike exchange for Dover and Durham. A Small well-cared-for plot of land on Dover Point Road is owned by the church and marked as the location of our second meeting house, built in 1654. (Read more here)
The First Parish Choir is a group of singers, open to all ages, from high schoolers through to adults of all ages. Choir rehearsals are on Sunday evenings from 6:00- 7:30 p.m., September through late May each year. The choir sings for nearly every Sunday morning worship service, from September through June. A warm-up rehearsal is held before each service. The choir sings a range of music from sacred, classical, to contemporary. New members are always welcome in this unique group who enjoy singing together, and have fun doing so. (Read more here)