We are very happy to announce the newest member of our staff here at First Church! Mary Beth Courtright has accepted our offer and will be our new Choir Director/Organist. Mary Beth’s first Sunday Service with us will be April 30th. We are very excited and anxious to begin this new chapter in our music program.
Mary Beth is originally from Ohio and she has a very extensive background in music and a very impressive resume. Most recently and for the last 14 years, she has been the Music Director, organist and choir director at the High Street United Methodist Church in Duxbury, right down the road from us. She has accompanied the elementary and high school choirs in Pembroke. She has also been a substitute organist for many area churches and Choral groups. Mary Beth has degrees in both music and the arts and has completed advanced studies in both piano and organ. She is also a member of the Fine Arts Choral and the Harbor Choral Arts Society. Mary Beth has been at this for a while; she began playing daily, Sunday, Holy Day and funeral services at St. Richards Church in Ohio when she was 9 years old!
Mary Beth has a wonderful personality and is quick to laugh. We think you are really going to enjoy her and what she will bring to our church.
Finally, on behalf of the choir, we would like to thank all of you and in particular Pastor Matt for being so supportive and encouraging during our “Acapella Experience.” We worked hard to keep the music ministry going for a longer period than we had hoped for and we could not have done it without you!