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Open invitation to sing in our Festival Choir 
     Including:    MOZART REQUIEM    –    with full orchestra

Auditions not required, yet you must show proof of full Covid-19 Vaccination and masks are required
We support learning your music with online rehearsal capability, in addition to live, in-church rehearsals.
We support your health by conducting the live rehearsals alternating between two separate large spaces.   

Contact/More information:  music@FirstUnitarian.com

Our Festival Choir enjoys professional instrumental accompaniments from full orchestra to chamber instruments, including a variety of brass, winds, strings, timpani, and our twin Steinway grands and magnificent Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ. We’re proud to occasionally feature our Artists in Residence.

When you’re in a choir, the whole world sings.

COLLEGE STUDENTS,  ADULTS,  YOUNG ADULTS,  TEENS

Cantata #79 Bach (in concert)

Let There be Light

FIRE IN THE FURNACE – rehearsal

Mystery (from Missa Gaia)

During the church year (Sept – May), rehearsals are Thursday nights, and we sing typically three Sundays each month: two anthems per Sunday and various responses/descants.

Scroll through our upcoming exciting repertoire:

Choir singing during the service
Choir singing during the service

The logistics of a typical Sunday Morning Service

Benefits of choral singing at First U:

  • Opportunity to sing large works with orchestra or instruments several times a year.
  • A diverse repertoire of classical, gospel, earth-centric choral works.
  • Feeling of satisfaction and achievement
  • Improved Musical Skills can be retained as a life-long hobby and interest
  • Learn interesting facts about music history
  • Enter into lively discussions about the meaning and theology behind choral texts
  • Fun rehearsals, making music as a group, make new friends, camaraderie each week

Research references:
A study shows Favorable Effects of Choir Singing or Listening on Secretory Immunoglobulin A, Cortisol, and Emotional State.

Feel a Lot Better When I Sing by Barb Wilson in Complete Health Magazine, Summer 2003