The Unitarian Church through its 2017-18 interim music director, Susan Conant, supports an enthusiastic and wide-ranging music program. Music at the Unitarian Church in Charleston is an important outlet for actively participating in our community and worship services. Instrumental music, anthems and hymn choices represent a wide range of musical styles and texts, reflecting the diverse nature of our congregation and Unitarian principles.
We have several ensembles and opportunities for music lovers to get involved including our Adult Choir, Intergenerational Choir, Music Committee, special music opportunities and concerts. Follow the link to learn more about Music at UC-CHS and how you can join in.
The primary Social Justice activity of the Music Committee is the Candlelight Concerts which raises money for elementary and middle school music programs. In the past, proceeds have benefited James Simons School and The Music Battery Drumline, an after school program at the Ferndale Community Center in N Charleston SC. Students are tutored, finish their homework, and then practice drumming.
To find out more or volunteer, please contact the Music Committee Chair, Claire Law: email@example.com; 401-595-8353, and the Secretary, Sally Newell, firstname.lastname@example.org 843-224-7516. Please click here for information on our first concert November 3.
Mission: The Music Committee supports the music program of the church, provides community outreach through the Candlelight Concerts, and supports young musicians enrolled in the Religious Education program through annual Martha Welch scholarships.
Meeting Logistics: The Chair and Music Director communicate regularly via email, and the committee meets on a monthly basis.
Activities: Coordinates Candlelight Concerts during the regular church year and donates the proceeds to disadvantaged schools music programs in the Charleston County School District, conducts auditions for the Martha Welch scholarship, supports the Music Director by providing feedback as requested, manages the search for a Music Director as needed, oversees the stewardship and upkeep of the church’s musical instruments.
Ways to Serve: Create proposals, programs, manage public relations and marketing and maintain appropriate correspondence.
Helpful Skills: Music knowledge and experience, organizational skills, computer skills.