- About Us
“A choir of human voices singing in harmony is the most elegant metaphor we have for a community that works.”
~ Carol Estes
“Traditional cultures have always known that group singing has a power unlike any other to bind people together. There is an ancient African concept, ubuntu, which speaks of our interconnectedness and interdependence. It means “I am because we are.” What defines us as individuals is achieved through our relationship with others. Nowhere is this more evident than in a choir — a great place to learn and practice ubuntu spirit.”
~ Shivon Robinsong
All music arises from the spirit, which is why it has been important in almost every religion—the chants of Buddhism, the plainsong of European monks, the sacred drums of Africa. So it is here at the UUFCM – music plays an essential role in our worship and in our community life. The act of making music together binds us in community - and helps to move us out of our heads and into our bodies.
As an inclusive and diverse community of faith, we play and sing music from myriad traditions. On any given Sunday you may hear a Beethoven sonata on our baby grand piano or a folk song on the cello; or from the choir an acapella African chant, a contemporary jazz piece, or a traditional hymn accompanied by guitar. Our worship space in the UU Center is built for the human voice and is a joy to sing in. Our worship services are packed with music featuring both instrumental and choral music as well as community singing. We currently have a fourteen-voice adult choir known as “Joyful Noise” that rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. and is open to all.