For many years, the UUCA Choirs have brought musicians of all abilities together to create incredible music for worship services and in the Atlanta community. We achieve our musical excellence through a great joy in singing and togetherness.
The Phoenix Choir is the flagship of the music program at UUCA. This auditioned choir is open to adults and high school students who are willing to commit to weekly rehearsals and the Sunday singing schedule (approximately every other week). Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 8-9:30 pm in the Sanctuary. Auditions are held in early August of each year. The Phoenix Choir is under the direction of Donald Milton III.
UUCA’s Tapestry Choir is a non-auditioned choir for adults and high school aged youth. With a smaller time commitment than our Phoenix Choir, this group is ideal for people who want a singing outlet but don’t have a lot of time, have always wanted to sing, or want to get back into singing. This group is open to all adults and high school aged youth and new members are welcome to join at any point during the year. Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights from 7-8 pm in the Sanctuary and the Tapestry Choir sings about one Sunday a month. The Tapestry Choir is under the direction of Donald Milton III.
Music for Children and Youth
Creative Arts Ensemble
For Children and Youth in grades 4 through 8. The Creative Arts Ensemble (CAE) combines three former groups, the Chalice Choir, Firebirds and Youth Hand Chimes. Kids engage in music by playing the hand chimes and singing as well as using both song texts and other pieces to work on storytelling. Rehearsals are typically on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:15 pm and occasionally on Sundays after the second service. For more information, email Terry Carpenter.
Annual Christmas Eve Pageant
Every holiday season, our intergenerational Christmas Eve pageant brings together both the young and the young-at-heart. There are many parts for people of all ages. Sign up sheets are typically available in November and December at the Family Welcome Center, and a single rehearsal is held the Sunday before Christmas Eve. The pageant is led by UUCA’s Music Director, Donald Milton III.
Youth Rock Band
In October of 2010 we had our first ever UUCA Rock Camp. This was a great chance for our Youth to dive into a music that speaks to them and share their talents with our congregation. The Rock Camp led to a Youth Rock Band that gets together on occasion and has performed for several services. The Youth Rock band is led by Jeep Hook at firstname.lastname@example.org and Mria Dangerfield at email@example.com. Come rock out!
Music For Everyone
UUCA’s Ukulele group is open to anyone, of any age, who plays, or wants to learn to play, the ukulele. Those who play other instruments are also welcome to join us. We sing, play, learn together and have fun! We use The Daily Ukulele, compiled and arranged by Liz and Jim Beloff. The UU Ukes meet at UUCA on Wednesdays from 7:30-9 pm. For more information, email Helen Borland or call or 678-836-4169.
First Friday Singers
“Come, come whoever you are…” This is an informal group that meets at UUCA on the first Friday evening of every month. There is no special skill level or requirements, just an informal sing along open to all. Feel free to bring your guitar, kazoo, drum, spoons or other instruments. If you have your own copy of Rise Up Singing, please bring it. If you have a favorite song, bring about 15 copies of the words along and we’ll try it! For more information, email Terry Carpenter.
Interested in learning more about the Handbell Choir? Email Assistant Director of Music, Travis Vaughn III for details.