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Welcome to the UUFFVA Music Program Webpage. Membership in any of our three musical ensembles is open to the public. There is no requirement to be a member of the Fellowship to sing or ring, just a willingness to participate. No experience is necessary, though some ability to read music is a plus. Please read below for information about our individual ensembles.
Adult Choir: A twenty-plus person mixed choir that performs every third Sunday of the month from September through June and that makes additional appearances for special events, both at the Fellowship and around town. Repertoire consists of Broadway, Disney, Christmas, Beatles, light classical, and assorted worship-appropriate standards. Upcoming selections include Billy Joel’s “Lullaby (Goodnight, My Angel)”, “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen, “Deck the Hall,” and Brian Tate’s “Gate Gate”. Adult Choir meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Fellowship. Contact Jason Michael for more information.
Hand Chimes: Eleven ringers plus multiple swings combine their talents to perform on the first Sunday of every other month. Hand Chimes perform exclusively at the Fellowship and have a repertoire of folk songs, hymns, Christmas selections, and hits from the ’70s and ’80s. Upcoming selections include “Try to Remember” from The Fantasticks, “Christmas Time is Here” from A Charlie Brown Christmas, and “Ashokan Farewell” from Ken Burns’s The Civil War. Hand Chimes meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:15 to 8:30 pm at the Fellowship. Contact Jason Michael for more information.
UUthChoir: For more information about our UUth Choir, please click here.
On Saturday, June 20, 2015, join the Adult Choir and Hand Chimes as they perform in downtown Fredericksburg as part of the Juneteenth festivities. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States (as opposed to when the Emancipation Proclamation was signed). This will be a fun event for all ages with free food and music on June 20th starting at 11am at New City Fellowship (200 Prince Edward St). Adult Choir will perform “Down to the River to Pray”, “Soon-Ah Will be Done”, and “Wade in the Water”. Hand Chimes will perform “Shenandoah”, “Ashokan Farewell”, and “Will the Circle be Unbroken?”. UUFF’s music groups are scheduled to go on around 2:30 p.m.
In December 2014, the Adult Choir had the honor of being selected to be a part of 95.9′s Hometown Holiday program, where local performers were featured on the radio throughout the Christmas season. To listen to the Adult Choir’s performance of “Deck the Hall”, arranged by our Music Director Jason J. Michael and featuring Kana Zink on piano and Jennette Taylor on upright bass, please click here.