Music at UUCR
Welcome to the music page of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke. The music program here is vibrant and always growing. The choir, led by our Music Director, Kerry Morgiewicz, sings at least twice a month during Sunday services and a few times a year at other special events. We also have a children’s choir led by Beth Caruthers. The children sing in Sunday services every few months as well as during the Christmas Eve service. Some Sundays feature music provided by guest musicians, our Music Director, or our assistant Music Director.
We are not only about singing. Choir is a wonderful way to get to know other church members. We have several social events each year. Please explore the rest of this page, and view our image gallery at the bottom to find out more about our music program.
This 25-30 member group meets Wednesdays from 7:15 to 9:00 in the large sanctuary. We rehearse at 10:00 am on the Sundays that we sing. Our diverse repertoire ranges from Renaissance to Opera, from folk songs to gospel, from music theater to the Beatles. We also love multi-cultural music and enjoy the challenge of singing in new styles and languages. We bring in local musicians to add variety and spice to our exciting array of musical genres. Please click here to view the choir calendar. For links to the pieces we are working on, email Kerry Morgiewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UUCR Children’s Choir
The children’s choir meets as scheduled by Beth Caruthers. This group is made up of children of all ages. Our children sing pop songs, folk songs, hymns, and even partner with the adults from time to time. If your child is interested in singing, email Beth at email@example.com.
The Every-Once-in-a-While Choir
This is a new music ministry catering to those who love to sing, but who do not want to make the weekly commitment to join the choir. This is also a great way to practice singing skills in a relaxed atmosphere without worrying about harmony or complex rhythms. This group performs two or three times a year at the convenience of all. Contact Beth Caruthers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have several concerts per year at UUCR. These feature local and regional musicians of exceptional quality. Past concerts have included violin and piano, Latin jazz, Polish song, and Broadway.
Our newest musical ministry is spearheaded by Marc Nevin. Marc has a passion for Unitarian Universalist musicians who write and perform in the folk tradition.