Music and Arts

Music is central to church life at UUCA. Music transforms our emotions, lifts our spirits, and inspires us to action. Wherever you feel your talent or experience level lies, there is a place for you! Our music program is for all who wish to grow and give through its expression.

Sanctuary Singers. Our adult (includes high schoolers) Sanctuary Singers offer a variety of special music in worship services two Sundays a month. No audition required. All are welcome, including non-members of UUCA. Rehearsals are each Thursday night from 7:15- 9: 15 p.m. Contact: Sophia Morreale, smorreale@uucava.org.

Chalice Musicians. K thru 4th grades. All children are welcome to this joyful ensemble, including enthusiastic preschoolers and non-members of UUCA. Chalice Musicians participate in worship through singing and/or playing instruments and movement several times per year. BEGINNING SEPT. 29, 2019 : Rehearsals are each Sunday, between services, 10:30-11 a.m., in the Chapel (lower level). Contact: Jennifer S. E. Haywood, Ph.D., JHaywood@uucava.org.

Troubadours. 5th thru 8th grade. This welcoming ensemble of vocal and/or instrumental music and movement is also open to all. Troubadours participate in worship several times per year. BEGINNING SEPT. 29, 2019: Rehearsals are each Sunday, 12:30-1 p.m., in the Chapel (lower level). Contact: Jennifer S. E. Haywood, Ph.D. , JHaywood@uucava.org.

Intergenerational Pop-Up Ensemble. All ages. ALL are welcome (including Chalice Musicians, Troubadours and all music ensemble members as well as non-members), to Connect, Grow and Serve through song and/or playing an instrument or movement. BEGINNING SEPT. 29, 2019: This community ensemble meets from 10:30-11 a.m. in the Sanctuary in order to prepare and share music in celebration for the 11:15 a.m. service September 29, November 3, and January 12. Contact: Jennifer S. E. Haywood, Ph.D., JHaywood@uucava.org

High School/Young Adult Musicians. All are welcome to volunteer and participate with any of the above ensembles, as well as to participate in and receive mentoring in ongoing songwriting, singing, and/or instrumental sharing in services, and with intergenerational collaborations and presentations including with Goodwin House. Contact: Jennifer S. E. Haywood, Ph.D., JHaywood@uucava.org

Handbell Choirs
Bellissimo. 3rd grade through adults. Our beginning handbell ensemble is open to all with or without previous handbell or other musical experience. BEGINNING SEPT. 29, 2019: Rehearsals are each Sunday, 10:30-11:05 a.m., in the Music Room (lower level).

Crescendo. 4th grade through adults. This is an intermediate handbell ensemble for individuals with previous ringing experience. This group participates in worship several times a year as well as outside events. Rehearsals are Sunday, 1-2 p.m., in the Music Room.

Polymnia. 7th grade through adults. This is an advanced handbell ensemble for individuals who have previous ringing experience. This group participates in worship services monthly, outside concerts and festivals. Rehearsals are each Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m., in the Chapel (lower level). Contact: Ken Bissell, kenbhandbells@aol.com