Music and Choir
Experience the intimacy and beauty of singing in a choir! Our Congregation Choir rehearses every Wednesday evening, 7:00-9:00pm, from September through May, and sings at two Sunday services each month. All adults and high school youth are welcome, and childcare is available during rehearsals. The ability to read music at an elementary level is helpful but not required. The choir is led by music director Benjie Messer and accompanied by pianist Mary Price.
Performing Small Groups
If you play an instrument, or if you used to play and would like to pick it up again, let Benjie know! Many small musical groups led by members of the congregation prepare music for worship on a semi-regular basis. Currently we have a brass ensemble (Blessed Brass), a string ensemble (Open Strings), a folk-rock band (The Dissidents), a vocal trio (Achord), a jazz group, and a loose collective of percussionists.
Ukulele and Friends Song Circle
Has your ukulele (or related instrument) been staying home? Bring it to meet its soulmates at UUCP! Our informal, all-ages strumming and singing circle gathers during coffee hour to sing and play favorite songs. This is a lighthearted way to connect with each other musically. Guitars, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica, singers, hummers, and clappers join us as well. Beginner ukulele instruction can be arranged. Talk to Carolyn Allenby to receive email updates on meeting dates and places.
Want to get familiar with audio equipment? Our A/V techs provide audio support and make recordings of our worship services and special events. Previous experience with audio equipment is helpful, and excellent hearing is required.
If you are hosting a wedding, memorial service, or other private event at our congregation that will require music, professional musicians can be provided in any style and on any instrument (piano, organ, strings, flute, guitar, brass, harp, vocal soloists, choir, etc.) Most private services also require audio/visual support.
For more information about any of the activities above, contact our Music Director, Benjie Messer, through the form below.