A Message From BRUU’s Music Director
MESSAGE FROM OUR MUSIC DIRECTOR
– March 23, 2022
Music is an important element of our congregational life. Throughout the coming months, there will be short term opportunities for you to participate in both vocal and instrumental ensembles.
- Vaccinations are required and everyone must wear a mask, until changes are officially announced in our newsletter and website.
- The adult choir meets on Wednesday nights at 7:00pm in the sanctuary. 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.
- Instrumentalists and singers are welcome to play for services, either solo or in a small ensemble.
Please contact our music director Annease Hastings if you have questions. (firstname.lastname@example.org or 703/361-6269) Office hours are Tuesday and Thursday 9-12.
Our Music Ministry Before COVID
We hope to return to this soon!
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 9-13 years old as of December 31 and rehearses on some Sundays after RE and occasionally on a Thursday night. Here is the Children’s choir schedule.
Youth choir is for ages 14-18 (as of December 31) and rehearses on some Sundays after RE and occasionally on a Thursday night. Here is the Youth choir schedule.
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.
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.
We offer alternative worship experiences several times during the church year. Evensong services are contemplative in nature and filled with music, poetry, and reflections.They are on Friday nights at 7:30. Instrumentalists are welcome to play for services, either solo or in a small ensemble.
The Music Liaison Committee sponsors our annual BRUU Variety Show, a multi-generational talent show and is lots of fun.