Choir Experiences for Children and Youth
A Beloved Institution where children enjoy singing, being in community and learn about Unitarian Universalism.
Plus...free donut holes every Sunday!
Junior Choir welcomes children and youth from kindergarten into high school. This choir is a West Shore UU Church tradition of more than 40 years. The only requirement of membership is to care about each other. Junior Choir provides a fun, family atmosphere to celebrate Unitarian Universalist values through music, and to enjoy donut munchkins! The choir practices on Sunday mornings at 9:30 from September to May, and sings for the congregation on approximately a monthly basis.
Youth Choir for high school students practices about once a month at the regular Sunday school time of 10:15. This choir offers the opportunity to sing 3- and 4-part music that members help select. Youth Choir sings for several worship services from fall to early spring, and for special church events.
Multigenerational Choir includes the combined Junior and Youth Choirs, choir parents, members of our Adult Choir, and other church members of all ages who love to sing. This choir gets together once or twice a year to practice and sing for the congregation.
Joe Schafer directs the three choirs. He composes and arranges some of the music for them. Most of his compositions seek to fill a gap of music specifically for UU children’s choirs. Some of his songs are published by the church in three songbooks: Celebrating Unitarian Universalism (1995), Making Music (2000), and Time for Singing (2006). Joe’s songs are used by other UU churches as well as by other faith communities. Each songbook and recording of the music is available for $20 as a set, or $15 for the songbook alone. Churches are welcome to copy any of the music. To place an order, contact Layne Richard-Hammock, Director of Lifespan Faith Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the church by phone – 440 333-2255, ext. 103.