Music and Choir
“My life flows on in endless song…how can I keep from singing?” – Singing the Living Tradition.
Music is essential to worship and celebration at MLUC. Our vibrant and diverse music program is led by music director, Dr. Vincent Craig. Music at our Sunday services draws from many sources, ranging from traditional classical music to jazz, folk, world music, klezmer, and rock. We have the joy and privilege to enjoy musical offerings from talented members of our congregation as well as guest professional musicians from the local community, as well as faculty and students from area colleges and universities.
We also have several choirs that participate in worship services throughout the year:
The Adult Choir sings on two Sundays each month from September through mid-June, with rehearsals on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Meeting Room. Each year Music Sunday features the choir, with orchestral accompaniment, in a large-scale work. In recent years for this occasion the choir has performed music by Antonio Vivaldi, Henry Purcell, and Franz Schubert.
The Men’s Choir sings at Sunday services two or three times each year and rehearses on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings leading up to these performances.
Our Multigenerational Choir, which features church members of all ages, also sings a few times each year. Like the Men’s Choir, they rehearse in advance of these performances, not year-round. The Multigenerational Choir rehearses on Sundays after the service.
Betsy’s Bells, our multigenerational handbell choir, usually performs at our 4:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service and on other occasions. No previous experience is necessary, only the ability to read music.
For information on participating in any of our choirs, please contact Dr. Vincent Craig.
Music at MLUC is not limited to Sundays only, the church frequently hosts musical gatherings, such as the Jazz and Joe coffee house, classical performances, folk sings, and more. Watch for these on the calendar and in the newsletter.