Worship in the historic sanctuary of Zion Church is enriched by a fine music program. Zion is frequently complimented on the excellence of the organ music and its choir, under the direction of Organist and Choir Director John Heizer.
Zion’s pipe organ, restored in 2014 by Patrick J. Murphy Organ Builders, is central to the liturgy and supports congregational singing. The three-manual organ consists of 34 stops, 43 ranks and 2,500 pipes and is highly praised for its voicing and expressive qualities.
The organ was dedicated on September 21, 2014 with a festive recital performed by renowned organist Eric Plutz (see video below). Zion has since hosted several nationally acclaimed guest artists, among them John Schwandt, Isabelle Demers, and Nathan Laube. Local organists Henry Lowe, Jordan Prescott, and several Peabody organ students have also played recitals at Zion. With the advantage of its quality organ and excellent acoustic space, Zion offers opportunity as a local music venue.