We believe that music enhances the worship experience. Under the leadership of our Music Director, William Peek, we enjoy performed music as well as congregational singing. The music we hear and sing varies from week to week. On any given Sunday we may hear sacred music, art songs, world music, jazz or broadway tunes. We may sing accompanied by piano, guitar, percussion or our historic pipe organ.
We invite all choral singers to consider joining the Choir of the First Unitarian Church in Brooklyn. The Choir sings at almost all Sunday services from September through June. Our Palm Sunday Music Service and Christmas Eve Candlelight Music Service are high points of the year.
The Choir is open to anyone with a pleasing singing voice who is interested in performing great choral music of the past and present, from many sources and traditions. The Choir rehearses at 9:00 am every Sunday morning that we perform. We hold ten to twelve evening rehearsals each year to prepare for special programs. Singing in the choir is a fun and rewarding way to become involved in the church community. For more information contact music director William Peek at 718-624-5466.
Tim DeChristopher will speak with activist Jessica Roff about the present and future of the peaceful Environmental Movement locally and globally. As a group we will raise questions and explore the diversity of approaches to see how we can work together and bring about Peaceful change. This is an opportunity to explore how climate change |...|
Guest Preacher and Music Director will lead, “What Can Music Do?” What can music do to make the world a better place? Does it give us better values or teach us to work for peace? It can certainly help us build communities where those who love peace and justice find the support to act on |...|
Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary SAY YES! Brooklyn Join the celebration when ActorCor presents “SAY YES!” a concert that interweaves diverse music and sacred texts from Islam, Judaism and Christianity. ActorCor was created by artistic director, Darren Lougée, five years ago when 30 actors came together to make a difference by |...|
Palm Sunday Music Service March 24, 2013 11:00 am Works of Henry Purcell, Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Marielle Murphy, soprano Melissa Paul, mezzo soprano K’idar Miller, tenor Andrew Cook-Feltz, baritone Choir of the First Unitarian Church with String Ensemble William Peek, director and organist On Sunday, March 24, we will present |...|
Palm Sunday Music Service Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata 196 Der Herr Denket an uns from Cantata 148 Bringet dem Herrn Ehre seines Namens works of Georg Philipp Telemann and Christoph Graupner Thais Schaller: soprano, Karen Geer: soprano Adam Baritot: tenor, Andrew Cook-Feltz: baritone Choir of the First Unitarian Church with Chamber Ensemble William Peek, organist |...|
Christmas Eve Candlelight Music Service Each year, the Christmas Eve Candlelight Music Service is a highlight of the season. This service has been a treasured tradition for generations. The sanctuary, lit by candle and gaslight, must seem very much the same today as it was on a Christmas Eve a distant 175 years ago, when |...|
Jazz Service 11:00 am Sunday, May 16, 2010 featuring… The Ron Vincent Quartet Tim Armacost, saxophone Jay Bianchi, piano Dean Johnson, bass Ron Vincent, drums with the Choir and Soloists of the First Unitarian Church William Peek, director On Sunday, May 16, we are delighted to present the annual Jazz Service. Our first Jazz Service |...|