Music Ministry

A Message From BRUU’s Music Director

Music Ministry Overview

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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.

Our children’s choir is for kids who are 8-12 years old as of September 1 and rehearses on first and third Sundays after second service and occasionally on a Thursday night. This choir sings about every other month at the 10:45 service. (see the Childres’s Choir schedule).

Youth choir is for ages 13-18 and rehearses on first and second Sundays after second service and occasionally on a Thursday or Monday night. This choir sings periodically at the 10:45 service. (see the Youth Choir schedule).

The adult choir is for anyone over 18 and meets on Wednesday nights from 7-8:30 (childcare is available) and sings at both services 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.

UuPBeats is a choir for all ages and meets on first and third Tuesday afternoons; this group learns hymns, chants, rounds etc and does not sing for Sunday services. On third Tuesdays we meet at Caton Merchant House (an assisted living home near BRUU) and lead singing with residents there (see the UuPBeats schedule).

If you play an instrument and would like to share your talent, we have informal ensembles that meet and play periodically. Contact Annease Hastings for more information and if you would like to play for a worship service sometime.

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

We offer alternative worship experiences several times during the church year; evensong services are contemplative in nature and filled with music and poetry. They are on Friday nights at 7:30; dates are September 25, November 13, 2015 January 29, March 11 and May 13, 2016.

The Music Liaison Committee is sponsoring our annual BRUU variety show on February 6, 2016; 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)

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