A Message From BRUU’s Music Director

Music Ministry Overview

We have a vibrant music program at BRUU, with many opportunities for YOU to be involved. There are four choirs which meet regularly September-June.

BRUU Singers supporting Equality
at PWC School board (7-2017)

Children’s Choir

Our children’s choir is for kids who are 8-13 years old as of September 1 and rehearses on some Sundays after RE and occasionally on a Thursday night. Here is the Children’s choir schedule.

Youth Choir

Youth choir is for ages 13-18 and rehearses on some Sundays after RE and occasionally on a Thursday night. Here is the Youth choir schedule.

Adult Choir

The adult choir meets on Wednesday nights from 7-8:30 (childcare is available) and sings normally on second and third Sundays.  It is not necessary that you be able to read music or have prior experience; anyone who can match pitches and carry a tune is welcome to join.

BRUU children, youth and adult choirs singing at the Ellipse in DC, December 2010. (Photo courtesy of Bob McGrath)
BRUU children, youth and adult choirs singing at the Ellipse in DC, December 2010. (Photo courtesy of Bob McGrath)

UuPBeats

UuPBeats is a choir for all ages and meets on first and third Tuesday afternoons at 1:30.  It’s a nonperforming group that sings just for fun. In addition, we have an ongoing ministry at Caton Merchant House (an assisted living home near BRUU), where we lead singing with residents there.  Here is the UUpBeats schedule.

Evensong

We offer alternative worship experiences several times during the church year; evensong services are contemplative in nature and filled with music and poetry/reflections.

Evensong services are on Friday nights at 7:30.

  • September 29
  • November 17
  • January 26
  • March 16
  • May 11
2016 Winter Choir Service with Combined Choirs

Other opportunities

Instrumentalists are welcome to play for services, either solo or in a small ensemble.

The Music Liaison Committee is sponsoring our annual BRUU variety show on February 10; this is a multi-generational talent show and is lots of fun.

Please contact our music director Annease Hastings for more information on any of these activities. (music@bruu.org or 703/361-6269)