Malcolm Halliday is Minister of Music at the First Congregational Church in Shrewsbury, where he leads one of the largest church music ministries in central Massachusetts, consisting of four vocal choirs, three handbell choirs and other ensembles. He also manages a new concert and arts series at the church, Arts on the Green.


An active organ recitalist, he obtained certification in 2007 as a Fellow of the American Guild of Organists (FAGO) and has served as Dean of the Worcester chapter of the guild. He has also served on the national board of the United Church of Christ Musicians Association, and has presented workshops for both the American Guild of Organists and Andover Newton Theological School on topics relating to church music ministry. He just recently completed a term on the board of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association as the Repertoire and Standards Chairman for Music and Worship.

“Halliday did the honors in the organ loft and managed to use
some of the instrument’s most sensuous sounds.”

—The Worcester Phoenix