Our goal is to capture the spirit of what it means to be alive in community with one another and “raise the rafters!” Our repertoire is eclectic, featuring classical, jazz, folk, gospel and contemporary music. Our music director works collaboratively with the minister and religious educator to fit the music to the message and make opportunities for all ages and skills to shine.
We have a wealth of talent and goodwill to share. UU Middleboro is an excellent place to learn and perform with experienced professional and amateur instrumentalists and vocalists who are committed to making a joyful noise. The acoustics in the Sanctuary are excellent, and we attract performers who seek to make recordings here.
The Chalice Choir (over 25 adults of all ages) performs every other Sunday from September to June. On alternating Sundays we host smaller ensembles, soloists and instrumentalists. In addition to the adult Chalice Choir, we have ad hoc choirs such as a children’s choir (Young Chalice Singers), a Family Choir (open to ALL ages and levels of ability), and Caring Choirs to take our UU songs into the homes of those members who are unable to come to worship on Sunday. The number of singers in a Caring Choir varies according to the space and desires of the parishioner. Caring Choirs are part of the outreach ministry of our church.
Our church boasts a rare 1890 Woodberry & Harris tracker pipe organ which we have just restored (thanks in part to the generosity of the Town of Middleborough and a Community Preservation Act grant). We replaced hundreds of original wire, leather, felt, and wood parts.
We are blessed with quality musicians on organ, piano, keyboard, drums, hammered dulcimer, flute, guitar, mandolin, double bass, accordion, and trumpet. For the public, we offer concerts in the fall, a well-known Christmas Eve service, and a popular fundraiser in the spring called “Men Who Cook Women Who Sing.” Sit back and enjoy or join the fun — we’d love to have you!
Please contact Susan Hotchkiss if you would like to participate in music.