I received my undergraduate music degree in Beijing, China, and graduate degrees at the University of Hartford in Connecticut. Currently, I teach piano at the Hartt School of the University of Connecticut. I always believe that music is an important part in our church, in every Sunday service. I have been the music director at the First Baptist Church of Weston since 1999. We have a very dedicated choir group in our church. Not only do we rehearse the music, making a "joyful noise", we also have fun every time when we are together. We talk about music, stories, jokes, different cultures, food, you name it. We care for each other as a family.
The music selection at the First Baptist has a very broad spectrum. We enjoy singing anthems from different periods: baroque, classic, romantic, contemporary, blues, jazz, and gospel. We also listen and respect any feedback, suggestions and opinions from the congregation. Although we have a small group right now, we cartainly can make a big noise. I would like to encourage any of you who wants to make a "joyful noise" with us to join the chancel choir. We meet every Sunday at 9:00 before Sunday worship from September to June.
Rev. Benjamin Abrahams
Rev. Abrahams was born to a Muslim family in Ghana. At age 19, he became a Christian and "has not looked back". According to Rev. Abrahams, "for me there is Joy in Christianity." Rev. Abrahams has earned a Diploma in Engineering from Accra, Ghana, a Masters in Sacred Theology from Boston University, and a Masters of Theology from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He has also studied at Oxford University in the UK and has done advanced C.P.E. study at Harvard Divinity School.