Music

What You Will Hear

Music is an important part of our Sunday morning experience and includes community singing as well as vocal and/or instrumental interludes that provide time for reflection.  Music featured in each Assembly can vary widely from week to week – everything from classical to jazz to world music.

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Participating in Music

Members and friends contribute to the music program in various ways.

  • All are welcome in the Chalice Choir which sings approximately once a month and rehearses  6:00-7:00 PM on most Wednesdays. Barbara Brooks conducts.
  • The First Unitarian Society Chorus presents a major program with the orchestra three Sundays a year. The works of both classical and contemporary composers are featured within a theme befitting our humanist tradition. Contact Director of Music, Barbara Brooks if you are interested. Rehearsals are normally 7:15-9:15 PM on Wednesdays.
  • The First Unitarian Society Orchestra is directed by Dr. Jeffrey Stirling and shares Music Sundays with the Chorus. The orchestra is a chamber ensemble with mostly volunteer but highly skilled players. Contact Dr. Stirling if you are interested. Rehearsals are normally 7:00-9:00 PM on Sundays.
  • Music for Summer Assemblies is coordinated by a summer music director and involves many members of the Society with a range of talents.


The Society owns a three manual Holtkamp pipe organ, built in 1962.
It has a total of 33 ranks and 2,013 pipes.
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