Music participation and enjoyment are key elements in our community.
Congregational singing is at the core of our worship experience. With support from a professional accompanist we sing a wide variety of music from two modern Unitarian Universalist hymnals. These include traditional and modern hymns, contemporary gospel, chants, and world music, often with texts by prominent UU ministers and authors.
Choir is comprised of members and friends of the congregation who love to sing. It is led by our professional Director of Music and provides a wonderful addition to the Sunday morning services twice a month. The choir practices Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. All levels of skill and experience are welcome!
Special music is offered as part of worship services by musicians of all ages from the congregation and the larger community.
Special activities include inter-generational musical events coordinated with the Religious Education program, “Community Sing” for shut-ins and in residences for retired or disabled people, an annual all-music service, and a chime choir. Along with our Social Justice Committee, we support Youth Orchestra Salinas, a musical training program for under-served children inspired by El Sistema, an international music instructional program.Cultural Events at UUCMP is a series of events that often includes concerts or special musical events, enjoyed by many congregants as well as people from the local community. Check the Upcoming Events page under News and Events for future offerings.