Although our congregation is small, CUCC has a long history of dedicated musical souls that have enhanced worship with responses and anthems. The group prepares a variety of styles of music to reach a congregation with mixed musical “roots” in terms of their church backgrounds. Traditional anthems, rousing praise music, spirituals, and classical works are used throughout the year.
Many choir members provide special music during the summer months as soloists or in small ensembles. Throughout the year, others who wish to share their gift of music as part of our worship experience are welcomed to play instruments and/or sing during the offertory as well.
The congregation is often invited to sing the benediction response with the choir, closing the service with a feeling of union. Several years ago the church established a tradition of remaining seated for the postlude, which is usually played on the piano or organ, but is sometimes a vocal solo. Many have expressed that it provides an additional time of quiet reflection as they enter a new week of work and other activities. On occasion, the choir, along with other musical friends, have presented free concerts in our Parish House for all to enjoy.