Music

Music

If you love music, you’ve come to the right place!

Music is important to us at UUCC, and we’d love for you to join us. Our congregation sings. Our Sunday worship services feature keyboard music, as well as offerings by our talented instrumentalists, vocal ensembles, and soloists.

You’ll get to hear and learn more about all types of music, including classical, contemporary, jazz, gospel, and folk music from around the world. We value all musical traditions.

Check out our music ministry brochure (updated August 2022) or view a copy here. 🎵

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Choirs

Chalice Choir

Adults with a love of music and singing are welcome to join. UUCC’s Chalice Choir typically rehearses and performs in worship from September—May, and contributes to music services and other holiday events during the congregational year. The choir rehearses on Thursday evenings at 7pm in Sanctuary C. For more information, or to participate, contact Michael Adcock, Director of Music Ministry.

Choir Resources


Ensembles

Chalice Rebels: Vocal Ensemble

This group specialize in a cappella and contemporary music. For more information contact Michael Adcock, Director of Music Ministry.

Chalice Messengers: Jazz Ensemble

This group plays for occasional Sunday worship services, concerts, outreach, and special events.


Chalice Concert Series

For 32 years, the Chalice Concert Series has brought top-flight classical music performers to the intimate venue of the Owen Brown Interfaith Center in Columbia, Maryland.

🗓️ Check out our 2023-24 Chalice Concert line-up:

CHALICE CONCERT SERIES


Get Involved

UUCC’s music ministry is led by staff, but at the heart of the program are the many enthusiastic and talented congregants who sing with the choirs, perform during worship services, and support the music ministry in other ways.

Sing and play music with us

Drop in for a Chalice Choir rehearsal any Thursday evening at 7pm in Sanctuary C! Or connect with Michael if you play an instrument and would like to perform during a Sunday service. Contact Michael Adcock, Director of Music Ministry.

Soloists

Welcome, musicians of all kinds, to our broadly-based music ministry. In addition to singing in our Chalice Choir, or playing in one of the ensembles, our musician members can also participate by playing or singing a solo in a service.

We encourage talented musicians of all ages, whether you’re new to UUCC or have been around for years, to enrich our services by performing special music, in any style and length that’s appropriate to the service, as approved and coordinated by the music staff.

For more information, email Michael Adcock, Director of Music Ministry.

Other ways to help out

There are many ways to support our music ministry, such as joining a support team for the Chalice Concert Series, bringing refreshments or helping out with a concert reception, or spreading the word about choir rehearsals, music services, and more. Musical knowledge is not needed, only a willingness to help out. For more information, or to volunteer, contact UUCC member & Chalice Choir member Laurie Coltri.