Music and Choir
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 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. We are now accepting applications for a new director of the children’s choir. Please see the announcement at http://uucbham.org/2018/09/04/job-announcement-childrens-choir-director/.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Plans for the children’s choir are still pending. Please check back soon.