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Chalice Choir

About the choir

Our 40-member Chalice Choir provides an opportunity for individuals to develop their musical talents and to contribute to our church life in a significant way. Open to singers from high school age on, the Choir sings fine choral music from a variety of cultures and musical styles, which helps deepen the worship experience and challenge the singer.

The Chalice Choir usually sings at both Sunday Services twice a month, as well as in outreach performances in the larger community. Annual highlights include the December Service of Music, often with soloists and instrumental accompaniment, and the Festival Music Sunday in May, which includes all of First Church’s musical groups. Other special events have included performances with the New City Sinfonia, and participation in the District-wide UU Choral Festivals.

The Chalice Choir is directed by our Minister of Music and Worship Arts, Rev. Ian W. Riddell. You can find out more about Ian here.

The choir in a video greeting to the First Church partner church in Brassó, Romania. The choir sings Elizabeth Norton's Székely Blessing, a hymn in Hungarian and English based on a traditional Hungarian Unitarian text.

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Our Choirs and Ensembles

Join Us!

The Choir rehearses September through June on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:40 p.m.  Interested singers are encouraged to "try a semester" by joining in September or January, or to visit a rehearsal anytime.  For more information, contact Director Dan Ratelle at the Music Office 619.269.5204.