The music in our worship services spans from traditional organ and choral music to innovative musical offerings at the piano, and includes guest instrumentalists, vocal soloists, and engaging ensembles. With all of our music, we strive to create a connective experience that plays into the overall theme for each Sunday's worship service. Each Sunday we sing congregational hymns and have time for quiet reflection during special musical offerings. It is our hope that through music in worship, you discover another path to spirituality at UU Wellesley.
Choral music is an important part of the worship experience at UU Wellesley. Our Adult Choir sings a broad range of repertoire, drawn from the last eight centuries and representing a variety of cultures, languages, and musical styles. This ensemble is open to all people of high school age and older. All are welcome; no experience is necessary.
Below are a number of options for getting involved in our music program. For more information, please contact Director of Music, Suzanne Cartreine, HERE.
Sing for the Holidays!!!!
All adults and children are very welcome to sing with the choirs of UU Wellesley for the winter holidays. Even if you don't regularly sing with the choirs, we would love to have you join us for this month! We have planned some beautiful music for Christmas Eve, Hannukah, and the Winter Solstice. Members of the greater community are welcome as well. Please contact Suzie Cartreine, Director of Music, for more information.
Rehearsals for adults are: Wed. Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, plus Sat. Dec. 2
Rehearsals for children are: Sun. Dec. 3, 10, 17
It is not too late to join! We have some wonderful music planned for this fall. Rehearsals are Wednesdays, 7 - 8:30 PM, in the Sanctuary and at 9:15 AM on the days we sing for services. No experience is necessary!! We would love to have more singers. This is a very fun way to contribute to the life and vitality of your church. Everyone highschool age and older is welcome. Please contact Suzie for more information.
Adult Choir schedule for this month:
Rehearsals: Wednesdays 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Sing for Services: Sundays 11/5, 11/12, 11/19: 9:15 AM call for 10:30 service
Once a month, the Sunday Choir provides music for a service. We meet that Sunday morning, for a single rehearsal just before the service. All are welcome to come join in! Absolutely no experience is necessary. The music will be easy to learn in one hour. Please come, the more the merrier - bring your family, friends, or out-of-town guests. Children are welcome to join us, as we will sing an introit before they leave for RE. Fine to just show up, though it is helpful if you can let Suzie know in advance by clicking HERE.
Sunday Choir schedule for this month:
Sunday 11/5: 9:15 AM
This is an Adult Education class for anyone interested in choral singing. This course will give you a head start (or a refresher) on basic musical terminology and symbols. We will also explore our voices and cover the rudiments of sight-singing in a small, supportive group setting. This course is by no means a requirement for joining the Adult Choir; it is merely offered as a stepping stone for those who wish it. Singers high school age and older are welcome! Please contact Director of Music Suzie Cartreine for more information, or to sign up.
Choir 101 schedule: Offered every October and by request.
Not a Singer?
If you play an instrument and would like to contribute music to a service, please contact Suzie. There are opportunities to play with the choir, and to present solo preludes or meditation music (piano or organ accompaniment available). Your generous sharing of talents will be greatly appreciated.