JUUL Tones is a small, multi-age, a cappella vocal ensemble (that is, music sung without instrumental accompaniment). Andrea Newall, a member of the First Church music staff, is the director of JUUL Tones. This ensemble began under Andrea's direction as a part of a highly successful Looking Glass Theatre stage production, “A Christmas Carol.” When the production was completed, the members decided to continue the group on a volunteer basis. In September, 2005, directing the JUUL Tones was made part of Andrea’s staff responsibility.
The JUUL Tones sing a variety of styles including hymns, pop, doo-wop, barbershop, gospel, ballads, folk, children's, and contemporary music. The ensemble sings in Sunday morning services, as well as for special church events and community functions. Members have a wide range of musical backgrounds, but they must be able to sing in four- to eight-part harmony and demonstrate commitment to attending rehearsals, practicing individually, and improving their musicianship in the ensemble.
12 is our magic number
Because we value balance and vocal blend, this choir is limited in size (12 members); a waiting list of interested singers is maintained for those occasions when a space is open.