“A choir of human voices singing in harmony is the most
elegant metaphor we have for a community that works.”
~ Carol Estes
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 an adult choir known as “Joyful Noise” that is open to all.
Make Joyful Noise!
The Joyful Noise Choir will begin rehearsals in-person for the fall on Sunday, August 15, at 7 pm (although we will be changing rehearsal night to Wednesdays soon). If you like to sing, even if you don’t read music, now would be a perfect time to join us as we are beginning to learn new music! Contact Norma Bailey at 989-560-3952 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.