Music – Just Join In!

Music Updates!

Next Intergenerational Choir practice is Wednesday, March 21st from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.  The group will sing at the beginning of the service on Sunday, March 25. Anyone is welcome to join us. No experience necessary. March 11: Lots of special music by our members this week. The choir is excited to be singing a beautiful, challenging anthem: Earth Songs … Continued

About Our Music Program

Just Join In! The Unitarian Church in Charleston supports an active and enthusiastic music program. Music is an important way for congregants to actively participate in our community and our worship services. Enhancing the services through music is a wonderfully satisfying endeavor. Instrumental music, anthems and hymn choices represent a wide range of musical styles … Continued

Adult Choir

Adult Choir: The Adult Choir sings two to three Sunday services per month and is the featured ensemble for our  Winter Cantata and Easter Sunday. Anyone who loves to sing is welcome to join the choir! We are a supportive bunch and happily welcome new faces. It is helpful, but not required, to know how … Continued

Intergernational Choir

We also have a fun, no-stress  ensemble, our Intergenerational Choir.   Children and ANYONE of any age who wishes to raise their voice in joyful song is welcome. Families are encouraged, the songs will be easy and fun to sing. No experience necessary, no reading necessary. What is required is an open mind, helping hands … Continued

Special Music Interests

Instrumentalists, Soloist Etc: Do you play an instrument? Have a special musical project that you’d like to try? Several members and friends of the congregation add their talents to our services and provide extra beauty and excitement by playing and singing in the Sunday services. These musicians play all sorts of instruments: trumpets, violins, viola, … Continued

Candlelight Concerts

The primary Social Justice activity of the Music Committee is the Candlelight Concerts which raises money for elementary and middle school music programs. In the past, proceeds have benefited James Simons School  and The Music Battery Drumline, an after school program at the Ferndale Community Center in N Charleston SC. Students are tutored, finish their homework, and … Continued

Coffeehouse Concert Series

Since 2003, the church coffeehouse concerts have raised approximately $40,000 to support the Charleston schools. The focus has been on academic enrichment activities, including after school programs.  Currently, funds support enhancement of math and science programs at Mitchell Elementary School. Profits from all Gage Hall Coffeehouses support academic enrichment activities in Charleston area elementary schools. … Continued

Martha Welch Scholarship

Each year, the Music Committee  gives a $500 Martha Welch Award to a young musician in our church.  An outside judge will evaluate the contestants.  This year, auditions will be held Thursday April 19, 2018 at 5.30 pm at the church. Applicants must be currently enrolled in our RE program and have studied music formally … Continued

Music Committee

Vision Statement:  The Music Committee supports the music program of the church, provides community outreach through the Candlelight Concerts, and supports young musicians enrolled in the Religious Education program through annual Martha Welch scholarships. Meeting Logistics: The Chair and Music Director communicate regularly via email, and the committee meets on a monthly basis. Activities:  Coordinates Candlelight Concerts … Continued