Music is an important part of our services. Lifting our voices in song gives us the spirit that binds us together in caring community. We are ably helped in this by Terri Pothier, who provides piano preludes and postludes to the service and accompanies the hymns. From time to time we have also welcomed special guest artists who have brought new sounds and skills to the congregation. Whether professional or volunteer, we deeply appreciate the contribution music makes to the life of our congregation.
Our volunteer choir has greatly enriched our congregation, enabling us to explore many different kinds of music: serious, popular, jazz to name a few; and music from diverse cultures around the world as well as Western traditions.
The choir is open to any interested singer, from young to old, experienced to beginner. The choir meets on some Sunday mornings at 9:55, and sings at services about once or twice per month.
Feel free to contact us to find out more about our choir. You'll be glad you did!
Click here to learn more about the music in the Unitarian hymnals.
Here's a YouTube Video of the choir performing One Voice by Ruth Moody in May, 2017.
And here's one of the Choir performing Blessing by Donna Hebert, arranged by Sarah Peaslee, May 28, 2017.
Here are some recent guests who have contributed to our musical program:
Ottawa singer and songwriter, Tony Turner, discussed his music and performed for the congregation.
Max Chang presented a concert of music for pipa, July 14, 2013. Here's a link to a YouTube video of the concert.
On Sept. 21, 2014, cellist Helen Kopek added her musical talents to our service.
Jim Scott presented a Pete Seeger songfest on Nov. 28, 2015.
Father Chris Kulig from the Mount Carmel monastery in Niagara Falls accompanied the UCN choir with his flute on Nov. 13, 2016, in a performance of Martin Wimmer's Peace (click for audio recording)..