Music and Choir
Music is an important part of our worship services. It can speak to the soul deeply and powerfully, creating a time of beauty and reflection. Most of our worship services are framed with a musical prelude and postlude. Two to three hymns, often drawn from Singing the Living Tradition and Singing the Journey, involve the congregation in singing. Choirs or soloists often perform a piece and an offertory. Instrumental interludes can also accompany times of reflection or prayer.
The UUFRC Choir
The choir generally sings two Sundays each month, a house band one Sunday, and individual performers on a fourth Sunday. The sanctuary has wonderful acoustics and is often used for musical performances. Auditions are not required for the choir.
The Adult Choir leads the congregation in singing the hymns, and performs anthems two or three times monthly. Rehearsals are held weekly on Thursday evenings. No experience is needed ~ just enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.
Contact: Dawn Reyen, Music Director
Time: every Thursday from 7:15 to 9PM, mid-August through mid-June
Place: UUFRC Sanctuary
Here is a short excerpt of “Carol from an Irish Cabin” by Dale Wood, performed by the UUFRC Choir.
The House Band and Solo Anthems
Every second Sunday, music is offered by the UUFRC House Band and/or ensembles, and on the fourth Sundays, soloists provide anthems during the service.
If you are interested in participating, please contact the Second Sunday Music Coordinator, John Anning.