Our choir is open to all who love to sing. We have fun and when we sing, we communicate this joy to the rest of the Fellowship.
The songs we sing reflect our seven principles. Our songs reinforce our values. We sing about social justice, caring for each other and our planet, acknowledging that everybody has value, and promoting world peace.
Choir rehearsals are Thursday at 6.00 pm to 7:30 pm from October to April. However, joyful singing happens all year !
Nikki Lachambre was accompanist for Ann Rogers, then Nikki became choir director from October 2015 to May 2017 while Ann dealt with health concerns. Nikki teaches piano, flute, and music theory at the Suzuki Institute of Sarasota and is a graduate of USF. We say a fond farewell to Nikki, our choir director of the past two years and accompanist as well. Nikki has taken another position and we wish her well.
Barbara Jensen will be accompanist starting September 2017 and meet with the choir during rehearsals and performances.
Thursdays at 6:00 pm the choir will meet for rehearsals: October 12, 19 and 26.
Take Up the Song
Beginning this October our choir will once again be rehearsing as they prepare to sing during Sunday morning services in November. Ann Rogers will be returning as choir director and we are delighted that she is able to do this after the medical challenges she has faced. Ann’s love of music has been so much a part of the gifts she has given to MUUF from when she first arrived. She has volunteered her time to sing with our children, played the flute during Sunday services, initiated the Family Singers group, sang in the choir, planned for musical activities with other congregations and groups, coached some of our youth for singing in the UUA Children’s Choir at General Assembly, connected with the UU Musicians Network, and, of course, directed our choir for many years.
See more about music: http://manateeuuf.org/outreach/cultural-diversity/