Music is integral to the life of the Fellowship, as it is integral to the human spirit. There are many ways to "plug in," if music holds special meaning for you.
Our choral group, The Helen Baldwin Singers, directed by Mary Ann Osgood, performs at most services conducted by the Minister. The HB Singers present pieces from both classical and contemporary repertoires. Rehearsal is on selected Sunday mornings from 9:00am to 10:30am.
In May, 2010, the singers appeared with a community chorus for the debut of "A Requiem for Haiti," composed by Poughkeepsie resident, Gretchen Gould.
To the left is a photo of the late Helen Baldwin, the gifted pianist and Fellowship Director of Music who began the choral group.
Our Sunday morning pianists are Barbara Kendall and Kathy Duncan. More pianists are welcome!
A number of Fellowship members are musicians and composers, and many of our youth are gifted musically. Many of them have provided music for Sunday services. We have also had guest musicians -local professionals and college students - play on Sunday mornings as well.
Additionally, the Fellowship has long been home to the Poughkeepsie chapter of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild which meets on the third Saturday of each month. Most Folk Guild evenings have a featured performance, followed by an intermission and an open mike. For more information on the folk guild, click here.