UUMC is proud of its rich tradition of outstanding music. Our 55-member choir began more than 80 years ago and continues to uplift our Sanctuary services with sacred music from around the world, sung in a variety of languages. Our Chapel and Campus Ministry services include the talents of local musicians who draw inspiration from a variety of contemporary and traditional sources. For more information, contact Jolene Webster, Director of Music Ministries.
There are many ways to participate in the Music Ministry at UUMC. All ages meet in rehearsal to prepare music for worship, to enjoy fellowship together, and to contribute as a dynamic and welcoming organism.
The Sanctuary Choir consists of adults, college-aged and beyond. This choir presents a variety of choral anthems in weekly worship, supports congregational singing, and performs two major works annually. This choir sings in services during Lent, Holy Week and Easter as well as the traditional service of Lessons & Carols held during Advent each year. Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 pm, in the choir room on the first floor. Comes as you are! We love adding new singers!
Cantamus Youth Choir
Singers in Middle School and High School enjoy singing in Cantamus. Rehearsals are 12:30 to 1:30 pm on Sundays, following worship. Bring a snack, and come join in the joy of singing choral music together. Cantamus sings in worship several times throughout the year, contributing to Lessons & Carols and Christmas Eve services. Previous musical experience is not required, and there is no audition.
Wesley Choir is for Grades 2 through 5, and rehearses on Sunday mornings during 11 am worship, following Children’s Time in the service. Children who sing in this choir follow their director to the choir room to enjoy singing and making music together. Wesley Choir sings in worship four times each school year, including Lessons & Carols and Christmas Eve.
The orchestra at UUMC includes high school and adult instrumentalists who play string, wind, brass, and percussion instruments. This orchestra includes both amateur and professional musicians who rehearse on periodic Tuesdays at 7 pm in the choir room, and play in worship several times throughout the year including, Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve, Lent and Easter.
For more information about how you can be a part of these ministry opportunities:
Contact: Dr. Jolene Webster, Director of Music Ministries
(512) 478-9387 ext. 220 or 8 firstname.lastname@example.org