Music

Music is vital to the life of UUCA

You will find many opportunities to discover, develop and share your creativity:

Clerestory Choir

Our adult Clerestory Choir sings in worship services on Sundays. Recent performing destinations included Ireland, Wales, and New Orleans. For over 50 years, our annual spring choral concerts with orchestra have featured major opuses, including Mass for the Children, Requiem, and Gloria by John Rutter;  Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams; Symphony of Psalms by Igor Stravinsky; Carmina Burana by Carol Orff; works by J. S. Bach (Magnificat in D Major, St. Matthew Passion, and motets); and Requiem settings by Faure, Mozart, Rutter and Brahms. Contact:  bob.griffith@uucava.org

For Children and Youth

Chalice Choir—for Kindergarten through 3rd graders-- meets in the Chapel (on the lower level) each week between services, 10:30-11:05am and sings 6-8 times in services and for community outreach and other events outside UUCA each year. All children—including enthusiastic pre-school singers, and non-members of UUCA--are welcome!

4th – 6th graders
looking for a bit more challenge, autonomy, and opportunity for leadership, may join the TrUUbadours.  This vocal ensemble meets each Sunday in the Chapel (lower level) from 12:30pm – 1:00pm.  TrUUbadours also sing 6-8 times per year, both in and outside of UUCA.

The Youth Choir
is a dynamic group of teens, 7th – 12th grade, who enjoy singing a variety of (mostly) contemporary music. We meet each week in the Sanctuary from 1:00pm – 1:45pm. The Youth Choir sings 5-7 times in service plus social outreach and other events.

For more information on children and youth choirs, please contact Bea Ann Phillips.

Handbell Program

Three performing bell groups that perform at the church and in the Washington metro area. Ages begin first grade through adult. Contact: Ken Bissell, ken.bissell@uucava.org

SHINE - Singing to Heal, Inspire, Nurture & Energize

SHINE is a "Healing Choir" that offers members and friends of all ages the opportunity to explore the healing power of music through singing to comfort and support those in need. No auditions, no choral experience, and no long-term commitment needed.  Contact Bea Ann Phillips.

Recital Series

Offers three formal concerts each year.  Performances include a wide range of musical styles, including classical, jazz, big band, folk, and contemporary. Selection is by audition. Contact: Bea Ann Phillips

Chamber Singers

A select chamber choir, by audition. Contact: Bob Griffith, bob.griffith@uucava.org

Solo Performances

Skilled musicians with solo performing experience are encouraged to participate in Sunday services. Contact: Bob Griffith.

 

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