Youth at candlelight serviceThe youth and children’s music programs at Follen are some of the most vibrant and enjoyable experiences for younger Follenites. The teenage Youth Choir and children’s Junior Choir provide wonderful music for the congregation, as well as an opportunity for young people to learn and enjoy music-making in a supportive and friendly community.

The Youth Choir consists of approximately 40 middle and high schoolers from grades 6 through 12, while the Junior Choir has an annual membership of about 40 elementary school children from grades 2 through 5.

These choirs rehearse every Monday and sing at one service a month. The music ranges from Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus and Mozart’s Ave Verum to the Beatles’ “Let it be” and “Seasons of Love” from Jonathan Larson’s “Rent.”


Candlelight Pageant Service

A highlight of the church year is the beautiful Candlelight Pageant Service, performed by the Youth Choir every December.  Choir alumni often return to the church on Christmas Eve to sing at the 9:30 p.m. service and celebrate reunion with friends and family.


In mid-June the combined Youth and Junior choirs perform a fully-staged and double-cast Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta – a tradition that has lasted for over 40 years. These performances and all the work that leads up to them are a true celebration of the Follen community, as over 50 children and all their parents collaborate with energetic joy and enthusiastic delight on an event that brings pride and self-confidence as well as fun to all involved, and that sold-out audiences enjoy tremendously.

The operas performed in rotation include “The Pirates of Penzance,” “Iolanthe,” “The Yeomen of the Guard,” “Patience,” “Ruddigore,” and “The Gondoliers.”

Rehearsal Schedule

Youth Choir rehearses every Monday from 5 to 6pm in the Sanctuary

Junior Choir rehearses every Monday from 4 to 5pm in the Anne Smith Room.

We will follow the Lexington Public Schools calendar in relation to both holidays and snow days!

Interested in Joining?

For more information, email the church office or call 781-862-3805.