Music Performance Gallery. Please click on the image to view a short video of a recent performance.
First Unitarian offers many opportunities to take part part in, learn about and share music with each other and the community!
To learn more about our music programs, contact Music Director, Kathy Harris, at Kathy@firstuuwilm.org.
Learn about our First U Concert Series 2023-2024 here.
Our church choir is back in full force, rehearsing in the building on Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Parish Hall, and singing in Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. twice each month. The choir is open to all interested singers, high school aged and older. We currently wear Resonance Singer Masks for rehearsals and in services. Previous choral experience is valuable but not necessary – just bring a willingness to learn and have fun sharing music with each other and with the congregation. There is also an opportunity for interested singers to serve as hymn leaders on Sunday mornings when the choir is not participating in services. At least once each year, the choir will be the central feature in Music Sunday service.
Click the image below for a recent choir performance during worship.
In addition to guest musicians, we are happy to feature members of the congregation who play musical instruments. Also, stay tuned to learn more about plans to create an instrumental ensemble to take part in our services. If you’re interested in sharing your talents in this way, contact Kathy Harris. Please click the image below for a recent performance by C. Karen Covey Moore:
At First U, we enjoy and celebrate a wide variety of musical styles and will continue our tradition of welcoming numerous guest musicians to enhance our Sunday services. In the recent past, we have featured a jazz combo, string quartet, harp, Tibetan singing bowls, and a Solstice drummer, in addition to many accomplished vocalists, pianists and organists.
Our new 2022-23 First U Concert Series started on Sunday, September 25th at 3:00 in the sanctuary! The concert featured extraordinary organist David Schelat performing a program spanning the centuries from Bach to contemporary, including a work composed by Mr. Schelat himself! The concert was free and open to the public. Learn more, here.
The First U Concert Series and other music activities are supported financially in-part by the Counterpoint Society. If you’re interested in contributing to support music at First U, please visit our donate page on the website.