Welcome to a place that is inspiring, electrifying, and inclusive. Welcome to a place where music and the arts are vital to the fabric of worship. Welcome to Neighborhood Church!
Sunday mornings are opportunities to honor our commitment to diversity, authenticity and our Unitarian Universalist musical heritage, and we carefully select all hymns, anthems and instrumental music accordingly. With renowned guest artists, a terrific music staff, and a growing list of ensembles and arts programs for all ages, we are building a diverse and inclusive community where the voices of artists voices are cherished and uplifted.
Dr. Zanaida Robles, Music Director
Led by F. Thomas Simpson, this non-auditioned instrumental ensemble meets from September through May with rehearsals on Tuesday nights from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. All supplies are provided, and no audition or experience is necessary (though basic sight-reading skills are a plus). Rehearsals are informative and incredibly fun- laughter is a key component to our success! The Neighborhood Bells play both the 9:30 am and 11:30 am services five or six times a year.
Led by Dr. Zanaida Robles, this non-auditioned chorus is open to all adults. Rooted in western classical music teaching and tradition, our repertoire consists of a wide variety of classical and popular styles sung in various languages. No training or experience is necessary, however classical choral experience and/or basic sight reading skills are encouraged. From September through May, the chorus rehearses every Thursday night from 7:15 pm-9:00 pm and sings at both the 9:30 am and 11:30 am services every other Sunday.
Led by Dr. Zanaida Robles, this brand new youth choir is designed to help children in grades 1-8 improve memory, critical thinking, cooperation, concentration, rhythmic coordination, and music literacy skills in a safe and stimulating UU environment. No audition necessary! Just bring your smile and get ready to learn and have a lot of fun!
Our varied repertoire includes popular songs as well as traditional UU hymns. Each series lasts for 4-5 weeks in September, January and April, and consists of Sunday afternoon rehearsals from 1:00 – 2:00 pm with participation in both the 9:30 am and 11:30 am services on the Sunday concluding each series.