Nothing moves the heart and spirit like music. At First Unitarian Church, we are blessed by music, lifting us up individually while joining us in community. Whether congregational singing of familiar hymns, or choral and special music, selections are made to enhance the theme of the service. Special music of instrumental and vocal performances is offered by church volunteers and guest professional musicians.
This musically motivated group of adult handbell ringers join in making beautiful music. Bell Avenue Ringers rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. (August – May). Find out more by contacting Karen Kraemer, Choir Director, at kraemerkb(at)gmail(dot)com.
The UU Singers, our adult choir, performs two times per month. This choir also welcomes high school youth with choral experience. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings (August – May) at the church from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The choir provides a Music worship service each year, and performs occasionally in special concerts in the community. New singers are always welcome to join this fun group! Contact Karen Kraemer at kraemerkb(at)gmail(dot)com.
One Sunday each month, special music is provided by musicians from within our congregation and invited guest musicians. If you are a musically trained instrumentalist or soloist interested in performing in a worship service please contact our Special Music Coordinator, Barb Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bruce Martin, Pianist
The musical talents of First Unitarian member Bruce Martin are demonstrated whenever he is at the keyboard of the auditorium’s grand piano. His musical versatility surprises and delights all, whether he is accompanying congregational singing, joining in concert with frequent guest musical performers on stage, or in his virtuoso solo performances.
Karen Kraemer, Choir Director, is the founding director of the Bell Ave Ringers and director of the UU Singers. Having spent her youth and adult life singing in church and community choirs and playing the bass clarinet and saxophone, Karen returned to college as an adult (a “life-long learner”) to obtain a BA degree in music after getting a Master’s degree in Audiology. In addition to serving as the choir director at First Unitarian Church, she is a part-time audiologist, tennis enthusiast, and avid music composer.