Music

New North Church is blessed with music. From week to week, a varying group of players provide inspiration and joy through their musical gifts and talents. Their offerings range from Bach (any Bach) to Mendelssohn, Handel, William Selby, Telemann, with some jazz sprinkled in from time to time.
Chris Robins organizes the group depending on availability and the nature of the service (Maundy Thursday, for example, calls for entirely different music than a Christmas service would), so we never know quite what to expect on any given Sunday. This, of course, makes it fun for everyone.
Come hear them for yourself.

CHRIS ROBINS
Oboe
Chris Robins has coordinated the music program at New North Church since April 2023, working with fellow musicians in the area. A 1996 graduate of the University of Missouri at Columbia, Chris studied the oboe with Dan Willett, and has studied locally with Barbara LaFitte. Additionally, Chris plays with the Mayflower Chamber Orchestra and has performed for Thomas Crane Public Library and Quincy ArtsFest.
Chris and his family live in Weymouth, and he works for JP Morgan in the Seaport District of Boston.
KENNETH MOK
Violin
Kenneth Mok, an active musician in the New England area, holds a Master of Music degree from The Boston Conservatory and an undergraduate degree from Hong Kong Baptist University. In 2003, the Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music awarded Kenneth a diploma in Violin Performance. Recently, he completed the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Music Educator/Teaching Artist (META) fellowship program. He also currently serves as a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
His teaching repertoire ranges from Bartok, Prokofiev, and Paganini, to Bach, Shostakovich, and works by local living composers such as David Patterson. Kenneth’s students have received awards and acceptances through the Dedham School of Music Concerto Competition, the Hong Kong School Festival, and Youth & Muse Boston International Music Festival.
PATTI YEE
Bassoon
Patti Yee graduated with honors from the Hartt School of Music in West Hartford, CT, where she received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in performance and music education. Patti currently plays with the Lexington Symphony, the Lexington Chamber Players, and the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra.
As a freelance bassoonist she has performed with the National Lyric Opera of New York touring orchestra, the Boston and Rhode Island Philharmonics, New Haven and Hartford Symphonies (CT), Emmanuel Music, Boston Virtuosi, Boston Bel Canto Opera, Vista Philharmonic Orchestra, and many regional orchestras throughout New England.
Patti has also performed live on WGBH Boston,
A passionate educator for more than twenty years, she has served on the faculties of the University of Hartford/Hartt School of Music Preparatory Division, All Newton Music School, and Youth and Muse International Summer Festival, Boston Conservatory.
CHRIS SHORTALL
Bassoon
Chris earned her Bachelor of Music in Music Performance & Music Management degree from the Hartt School of Music and an MBA from the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford, following which Chris pursued a career in business.
Presently, Chris is the Director of Client Services at Grasshopper Bank and lives in Norwell. Despite her business focus, she has remained committed to her passion for music, contributing her talents to various local orchestras and chamber ensembles, including the Mayflower Chamber Orchestra, Chrysalis Trio, and Hingham Woodwind Quintet.
SALLY DAVENPORT
Oboe
Sally Davenport is a graduate of Smith College and the Longy School of Music. She has studied oboe with Stuart Dunkel, Lynda Jacquin, and Barbara LaFitte. Sally has played with the Quincy Symphony, the Southeast Philharmonic, and the Plymouth Philharmonic. Currently, she plays with the Mayflower Chamber Orchestra and freelances in the area.
JOHN DAVENPORT
Piano
John Davenport, according to his mother, started piano lessons at age 5. Except for times at college, law school, and the military, he has played continually since then. John is currently studying with Alexander Morollo at the South Shore Conservatory. A retired lawyer, John also volunteers for the Conservation Law Foundation.
PAMELA ROSS
Oboe/English Horn
Pamela Ross is a graduate of Ithaca College. Pamela has studied the oboe with Lynda Jacquin, Paige Morgan and Sally Davenport. Additionally, Pamela plays with the Charles River Wind Ensemble, Waltham Philharmonic, and the Rivers Symphony Orchestra.
Pamela lives in Hyde Park, and she is a Director of Franchise Development at School of Rock.
STEVE BIAGINI
Horn
Steve is an active performer throughout eastern Massachusetts. He earned a Bachelor of Music in Education (UMass Lowell) and a Masters in Horn Performance (UMass Amherst). Following that, he toured Europe for three years with the U.S. Air Force Band in Europe.
Steve was the band director at Deer Hill School in Cohasset for 27 years. He is currently the music director/conductor of the Rusty Skipper Band, an adult community band based in Cohasset.