Music and Choir
Music is an essential and vital part of worship services and other activities of the larger fellowship. The Worship Arts Team includes all who are responsible for worship, including the minister, music director, choir director, and director of faith formation. Together they aim to provide inspiring music which complements the nature and focus of the Sunday service and moves the heart. Music at UUFD can come from diverse musical styles, using music from various origins and traditions. Sources of music include piano music, the choir, small group vocal and instrumental ensembles and soloists, our children, and the voices of the Fellowship. In researching and developing programming music for worship, we discover and become educated about our multicultural world, mindful to be sensitive to differences as well as currently relevant social justice issues.
The UUFD Recital Series, founded by Marilyn Garst in 2007, brings a wide variety of spectacular music to our stage. All recitals are held at 7pm in our beautiful sanctuary with excellent acoustics. Performances are followed by receptions in Bowman Hall, directly across the parking lot from the sanctuary, where audience members can meet the artists and enjoy the company of fellow music enthusiasts.
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Our choir sings once a month during worship. We are welcoming of all ages and all kinds of singers as we offer our gifts to support and enliven the worship service. Our acting choir director, Elizabeth Crawford, believes that choral music builds peaceful community, nurtures compassion, and inspires us all to greater reflection, growth, and action. She encourages singers of all ages and experience levels to come “make a joyful noise” in service of the living UU spiritual tradition, regardless of membership. Choir typically rehearses Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 in the Sanctuary. We encourage you to check our events calendar» to confirm specific meeting times.