Children & Youth Music Ministry
Junior Choir is for children in grades 2-5. Concepts taught in the Junior Choir include the ability to follow a vocal line in a printed piece of music, good singing posture, continuation of pitch matching, development of the natural singing voice, and understanding the meaning and significance of the text. Music for the Junior Choir will be based on the liturgical calendar and will feature a variety of styles. They will continue to develop a repertoire of songs, hymns, and anthems used in worship.
Rehearsals: Sunday afternoons 2:00-2:45, starting September 26th
A youth choir will be formed seasonally to sing in worship at special times throughout the church year like Advent/Christmas, Lent/Easter, and Youth Sunday. Be on the lookout for announcements! Youth are also welcome to sing solos or duets in worship throughout the year. High School youth are ALSO invited to participate in the Chancel Choir.
Cherub Choir is for children age 4 (by September 1) through grade 1. We will sing, chant, move, dance, and play musical instruments to teach and reinforce musical concepts such as discovery of the natural singing voice, matching pitch, experiencing steady beat, and recognizing patterns in music. Singers in the Cherub Choir will begin to develop a repertoire of simple songs and hymns used in worship.
Rehearsals: Sunday afternoons 3:00-3:45, starting September 26th
Youth and Children Instrumentalists
There are many opportunities for youth and children to share their musical gifts at Unity in weekly worship services, as well as for special services like Christmas Eve. All instruments are welcome—piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, or percussion. Contact Margaret Monroe if interested.
Adult Music Ministry
The Chancel Choir provides music for worship on a weekly basis. The choir most often sings for the 11:00 a.m. service, but occasionally does sing at the 8:45 a.m. service. The Chancel Choir also sings for special seasonal worship services throughout the year. This choir is open to adults and high school youth.
Rehearsals: Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:00
The Joyful Ringers is comprised of adults and high school ringers. The Joyful Ringers provides special music for Sunday worship and also participates in area handbell festivals and performs in the community on occasion. We are currently rehearsing in smaller ensembles at various times throughout the week. Contact Margaret Monroe to join.
There are the many opportunities to play a musical instrument at a service at Unity, whether it be to present a solo piece, to play on a hymn, or to accompany one of our choirs. Please contact Margaret Monroe if you would like to share your gift in worship!
There are opportunities to sing solos in worship at Unity, particularly at the 8:45 a.m. worship service. Please contact Margaret Monroe if interested.
Margaret Monroe, Director of Music