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Music at First U
Music is woven throughout our spiritual and cultural life at First U Wilmington. It is how we rejoice, connect and seek to inspire and be inspired. There’s room for everyone who’s interested to take part in sharing the music-making. 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 ensembles include:

Choirs

Adult Choir, which meets for rehearsals on Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m., and sings in services several times each month from September through May. 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.

The Children’s Choir rehearses from 10:00-10:20 a.m. on Sunday mornings and performs in the second service of each month and in additional special services and events throughout the year.


Instrumental Music

A small but growing Instrumental Ensemble rehearses occasionally after the Sunday service and performs in various services throughout the year. We are also happy to feature members of the congregation who play musical instruments as soloists in services throughout the year.

 

Guest Musicians

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.

Concert Series

Our annual Concert Series presents a wide variety of professional and community musicians  in concert at First Unitarian Church on Sunday afternoons throughout the church year.   Concerts are free and include a meet the artists reception. Learn more, here.

The First U Concert Series and other music activities are supported financially in-part by the Counterpoint Fund.  If you’re interested in contributing to support music at First U, please visit our donate page on the website.

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