Music plays an essential role in our Sunday Services and other events at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham.  Our large adult choir performs a wide range of beautiful songs, both secular and sacred, under the leadership of choir director, James “Jim” Sullivan.  The choir is on recess until mid-August.  Watch this page for updates.

The children’s choir performs at special services throughout the year.  We miss Tommy Thompson, who led the children’s choir until his sudden death on April 28th.

Smith “Chip” Williams, our pianist, is more than an accompanist for choir and hymns.  His amazing playing opens the service with a worshipful prelude and closes with an inspiring postlude.  Both Jim and Chip also play for the the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, where Jim is principal oboist. Jim also plays oboe for Sunday services.

In addition to directing the children’s choir, Tommy Thompson was our song leader.

In addition to the lovely choral music, and Jim and Chip’s wonderful instrumental music, the congregation usually sings three hymns during our service, which reinforce the sermon topic.  We choose from two hymnals, both available in large print for the sight-impaired, and we’ll soon have braille hymnals as well.

In choir, children learn many things in addition to music.

In choir, children learn many things in addition to music.

We hope you’ll join us one Sunday soon, and experience the wonderful music for yourself.

Our adult choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7 until 8:30.  For more information, contact Jim at choir@uucbham.org.  The children’s choir rehearses on Sunday mornings at 9.  Contact Tommy at childrenschoir@uucbham.org for more information.