The Music Ministry at UUCCH is a vibrant music program that nourishes the hearts, expands the minds, and enriches the lives of the congregation. Our Music Ministry expands beyond Sunday worship to help us further our mission, grow personally and spiritually, and connect with others.
Natasha Steinmacher, Director. The UUCCH Choir is an integral part of the UUCCH music ministry program, providing music 2-3 Sunday worship services per month. In addition to regular Sunday services, the choir sings at both services on Christmas Eve and prepares special music for our two “All-Music Sundays.” This group will often sing for outreach concerts and join in singing with other choirs in our wider UU denomination. The choir’s eclectic repertoire includes choral classics, contemporary UU, jazz, pop, folk songs, and world music. The UUCCH choir welcomes adult and high school singers who love singing and want to be part of the unique musical community of a choir. There are no auditions; the ability to read music is not required, but a love of music is a must! Contact Natasha Steinmacher, Director of Music Ministry for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rehearsal: Wednesday nights from 7 to 9 pm , Sunday mornings (that we sing) 9:15 am
Natasha Steinmacher, Director. The children’s ensemble is open to our youngest singers at UUCCH, sharing their music at special services 5-8 times a year. For more information please contact Natasha Steinmacher, Director of Music Ministry: email@example.com or Paula Gribble, Director of Religious Education: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rehearsals: 11:30-12:15 Sundays after service, usually for the 2 weeks preceding musical sharing during service
The UUCCH Ukulele Orchestra AKA the Front Porch UUkulele Band is a multi-generational all-inclusive music ministry. Our Ukulele Ensemble plays at 6-10 services a year and is the most active social outreach music group that we have a UUCCH, playing for concerts and community events. Rehearsal schedule varies depending on upcoming performances. For more information please contact Natasha Steinmacher, Director of Music Ministry: email@example.com or lay leader Cynthia Ketner.
Under the direction of Ken Ewan, our Music Director Emeritus, this group brings a rich variety of handbell repertoire to worship services. The Handbell Choir contributes to Sunday services once a month. For more information contact Natasha Steinmacher, Director of Music Ministry:firstname.lastname@example.org or Ken Ewan: email@example.com
Rehearsals: Sundays 12-1pm
Ensemble Musicians/ Soloists
If you play an instrument or feel called to share your musical expression in a way that best suits you UUCCH offers musical opportunities for the musical gifts of our congregants, perhaps you’d like to be a soloist or part of an emsemble.
UUCCH Pop-Up Choir
The pop-up choir offers singing opportunities with a service-by-service commitment. Perhaps you long to share of your voice in a music ministry here, but feel unable to make a weekly commitment to the UUCCH Choir or you would like to sing as much as possible. The Pop-up choir rehearses on selected Sundays from 9:15-10 a.m. For more information please contact Natasha Steinmacher, Director of Music Ministry: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Choir, handbells, and UUkulele Band often participate in events beyond Sunday services. Here are a few of the events they have participated in over the past few years.