Our Music Program

The musical life of First Unitarian Society is rich and varied. Our choirs (read more about our choirs here), solo singers and instrumentalists, String Band, Chime Choir, and Solstice Harp Ensemble augment the worship experience for congregants and provide fellowship, learning, and growth for participants. Our professional staff of accomplished performers and educators regularly contribute to the musical tapestry as well. Our twice-yearly All Music Services highlight the contributions of our music program in worship.

Outside of worship, events such as the Friday Musicale and annual Harpsichord Recital provide musical outreach to the greater Madison community. Our two auditoriums provide outstanding venues for guest musicians.

friday musicales

For more than 50 years, we have hosted free recitals in our Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Landmark Auditorium. Musicales are scheduled most Fridays, October through May, from 12:15-1 pm, and feature some of Madison’s finest musicians.  Click here for more information.

All Music Weekends

Music is always an important component to worship at FUS, but it becomes the focus in two special weekends. The Saturday of each All Music Weekend is a hymn-sing format. Sundays feature our various ensembles interspersed with poetic readings. Upcoming All Music Weekends: December 10 & 11, 2022 and April 22 & 23, 2023

Harpsichord Recital

The Mark Rosa Harpsichord Recital provides visibility for one of the finest harpsichord replicas in the world and promotes harpsichord music in general. Click here to learn more.

Participating at FUS

You are invited to participate in one of our five choirs (click here for more info), String Band, Chime Choir, or Solstice Harp Ensemble (contact Linda for information). We also welcome solo singers, ensembles, and instrumentalists. For more information on how to get involved, please contact Music Director Drew Collins at