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Announcing: Choral Fest 2016! For more information, click here.

 

At TVUUC, music is an integral part of our services.  Our ensembles include the Sanctuary Choir, Chalice Singers and special Holiday Choirs that involve our children.

We also have many members of our congregation who pursue music as an avocation and who frequently participate in our services.  Members of TVUUC have shared their gifts on the piano and organ, as well as stringed and brass instruments.

One of my goals as Music Director is to foster a strong sense of encouragement and appreciation of volunteerism to the music program of this church.  The Sanctuary Choir is also a designated Small Group Ministry of TVUUC and a very welcoming group.  I know this as a chorister, too.  One of my first activities when I began visiting TVUUC in 2005 was to sing with the choir and I am pleased to working with them now as their director.

Our music programming is varied.  We pursue music that speaks to us, both as a whole and as individuals.  Whether it is the Tennessee Waltz or the old standard hymn, Be Still My Soul; Shaker melodies or contemporary anthems of UU composers; a Mozart Piano Trio, a fiddle tune or the Toreador Song of Bizet’s Carmen, our musicians and congregation embrace our music programming enthusiastically.  In the past several months our guests have included regionally known performers on vocals, banjo, ukelele, organ and piano and we are enriched by their presence with us, and by a sense of supporting our local music culture.

I hope that you will contact me with any questions you might have about participating in our services, whether you are a guest or a long time member that is considering participating in the future.

Best always,

Leslie