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United Church of Christ

533 Route 28, Harwich Port, MA 02646 | Phone: 508-432-1668

Fred DrifmeyerFred W. Drifmeyer
Director of Music

Fred Drifmeyer became Pilgrim Church's music director in June 2007.  After graduating with a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Boston University, Fred received a Master of Music Education Degree from Hartt College of Music at the University of Hartford, Connecticut. He is proficient in piano, organ and singing.

Fred devoted 37 years to music instruction in the Wareham public school system, was director of the Cape Cod Community College Chorus and Chamber Choir and was formerly on the music faculty of the Cape Cod Conservatory. He is a current member of the American Guild of Organists and has participated in music programs of Cape Cod churches for the past 40 years.

Fred continues to be an accompanist for vocal and instrumental soloists and performs as a baritone soloist. For many years, he was director of his own choral group, the MasterSingers of Cape Cod, a vocal ensemble of 10 female voices. 

Fred and his wife Alice live in Centerville and Alice sings with the Pilgrim Church Chancel Choir. Fred and Alice have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.

Thom DuttonThom Dutton
Handbell Choir Director

Thom Dutton became Pilgrim Church's Bell Choir Director in 1999.  He is an accomplished vocalist, Celtic harp player, therapeutic music practitioner and handbell ringer. He graduated with a vocal music degree from the Houghton School of Music in New York. 

Thom has released five critically acclaimed recordings and has published more than a dozen books of harp music.

His harp is featured during Pilgrim Church worship services and special concerts several times each year, as well as in the annual Epiphany concert.

The Bell Choir performs every second Sunday each month.