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Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring

Our Music Program

Music is a beloved and integral part of our congregational life. We strive to provide a music ministry all can enjoy, either as performers or listeners. We offer a wide variety of music with diverse styles and ensembles designed to enhance the worship experience and strengthen our community.

Everyone is welcome to join us, regardless of experience, age, or level of commitment available; simply bring your enthusiasm!

Music Within Sunday Services

All worship services incorporate live music, either from the Sanctuary Singers Choir or other musicians in our community. Hymns from the UUA Hymn Book, Songs for the Celebration of Life are included in almost every Sunday worship service.

How to Participate in the Music Program

Musicians who are interested in performing, either occasionally or on a regular basis, should contact the Music Director for information and to schedule a brief audition. Pianists to accompany hymns are always needed and appreciated.

Our Music Director

Read Micheal Holmes' biography.

Special Musical Events

At least once per year, the UUCSS Sanctuary Singers take part in collaborations with other Washington D.C. area UU churches, vocal ensembles, and resident artists. The following recordings were made at our annual Multi-UU Church Choir Concert in February 2010:

The UUCSS Sanctuary Singers and the choirs of Paint branch UU Church and Davies Memorial UU Church, conducted by Michael Holmes, Music Director at UUCSS, performed Sleep, by Eric Whitacre.

The UUCSS Sanctuary Singers and the choirs of Paint Branch UU Church and Davies Memorial UU Church colaborated in performing, Life is Not a Garden, by Elizabeth Alexander, conducted by Dixon Redditt, former Minister of Music at Davies Memorial UU Church.