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.
Join the MUUF Choir! Sing beautiful music with friends, enhance the experience of our services, and learn to read some music to boot! No prior experience necessary – all welcome – baritones and tenors especially are needed! Singing is fun and good for the body and soul. Studies show that choral singing improves our mood, with a decrease in stress, depression and anxiety. Give it a try!
Rehearsals are every Sunday 8:30-10:00 am from October to May. Performances are the 1st and 3rd Sundays, beginning November. However, joyful singing happens all year !
Ann Rogers served as choir director for many years..She 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 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. She will be long appreciated and currently is part of the choir.
Barbara Jensen. Barbara is our pianist and accompanist. She recently retired as organist/director at St. George’s Episcopal Church. Barbara accompanies Sarasota Pops and plays viola with The Pops. Husband Dale is principal flutist with the Bradenton Symphony. Daughter Laura is a professional violinist with Sarasota Orchestra & Trio Voila. Son Keith is principal cello of The Pops. Daughter Leah plays viola and sings. Barbara has a BA in piano and an MA in library science. Hobbies are gardening, tennis and cooking for Dale.
See more about music: https://manateeuuf.org/outreach/cultural-diversity/