Pipes on the Plaza

The Pipes on the Plaza organ concert series is back at the Christian Science Plaza. Experience the glorious sounds of one of the world’s largest pipe organs at an upcoming organ concert at The Mother Church, featuring local celebrated organists.  

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Music on the Lawn

An outdoor summer concert series on the Christian Science Plaza lawn in Boston’s Back Bay featuring local Boston musicians, food trucks, and free admission to the Mapparium™globe in the How Do You See the World? experience.

Check back next summer for more details!

Chiming concerts

Chimers of The Mother Church

The bells are played by musicians who are members of The Mother Church. You can hear chiming ringing out over the Plaza at the following times:

  • Summer Chiming Concert Series: 5:00-5:30 p.m. on Thursdays during the months of July and August

  • 9:30 a.m. on Sundays, for 15-20 minutes, before our 10:00 a.m. church service

  • 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, for 15-20 minutes, before the 7:30 p.m. testimony meeting

  • Special concerts, as announced

Mother Church has had bells in the Church’s towers for well over a century. A chime of fifteen tubular bells, founded by the United States Tubular Bell Company of Methuen, Massachusetts, was installed in the bell tower of the Original Edifice of The Mother Church in 1894. A decade later, in 1906, a chime of eleven bells (later expanded to thirteen), founded by the Meneely Bell Company of Troy, New York, was installed in the cupola of the Extension of The Mother Church. This set was used until 1984, when a new chime of eighteen bells, founded by Royal Eijsbouts of Asten, in the Netherlands, was installed in the bell tower of the Original Edifice.

The Organ of The Mother Church

There are two organs built by the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company of Boston at The Mother Church: one in the Original Edifice and one in the large-domed Extension of The Mother Church. The organ in the Extension is one of the largest in the world with a total of 13,384 pipes, ranging from the size of a pencil to 32 feet in length. It is played from the four-manual console located in front of the platform.