First Unitarian Society’s choirs have a long-standing reputation for singing quality choral music representing an eclectic array of styles. The choirs rehearse weekly from September through May, preparing music for worship once a month and for special seasonal programs. Singing in a choir provides excellent opportunities for learning, service, and experiencing community. Our choirs are volunteer, open to singers of all abilities, and require no audition.
The choirs of First Unitarian Society have a long standing reputation for singing quality choral music representing an eclectic array of styles. The choirs rehearse weekly from September through May preparing music for worship once a month and for special seasonal programs. Our choirs provide excellent opportunities for learning, service, and experiencing community. Recent years have included a choir tour of our sister church in Transylvania and a performance of the Durufle Requiem at Carnegie Hall. For more information on either of the adult choirs, contact Music Director Drew Collins.
The Society Choir
The Society Choir sings music of the masters from all periods, and every spring sings a major choral work with instruments as part of our All Music Sunday tradition. The choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30.
The Meeting House Chorus
The Meeting House Chorus sings alternative music: contemporary anthems, world music, and Spirituals. The chorus rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30.
Children and Youth Choirs
Three graded choirs, under the direction of Heather Thorpe, provide an important opportunity for children and youth to develop an appreciation for fine music while extending their circle of friendship at First Unitarian Society. All the choirs rehearse on Wednesday evening in the Music Rehearsal Room near the Atrium Auditorium. Childcare is provided. For more information on any of the choirs below, contact Heather Thorpe.
The Cherub Choir, youngsters four years old through second grade, rehearse from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.
The Choristers welcome children in the third through eighth grade and rehearse from 7:00 to 7:40 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.
The Teen Choir
Singers from eighth grade through high school rehearse from 7:45 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.