The primary goal of the UUCLB Choir is to have fun.
The Choir is composed of amateur music-lovers who get together on Wednesday nights to sing a variety of music. Classical selections, pop songs, jazz tunes, folk and world music and spirituals are all in our repertoire. No audition or musical experience is required, just a love of singing and energetic participation.
Beginning after Labor Day, we sing at the later service practically every Sunday, and provide special music for special occasions and holidays. The choir participates in an annual district festival and we start off each season with a Labor Day weekend retreat. The choir sings in Sunday worship from after Labor Day through Father's Day.
The Wylder Spirits perform contemporary selections every Sunday at the early service. The mood is upbeat and casual, and all are welcome. Bryan Scott, our Assistant Director of Music, directs this lively, fun ensemble.
Mozart Festival 1972-2013
Founded at UUCLB, the Long Beach Mozart Festival celebrated its 41th year in 2013. Since its inception, the Festival had grown to become a community-wide volunteer organization sponsored by a number of Long Beach churches. The mission of the Festival was to encourage the study and appreciation of classical music in general and that of Mozart in particular, and to offer performance opportunities to outstanding young vocal and instrumental musicians from Southern California. The farewell concert was performed in June 2013.
Music and Movement
Music and Movement is an ongoing educational music experience program for children ages four to nine. There are separate classes for each age group.
This multidisciplinary program combines elements of Orff-Schulwerk and Kodaly methods with traditional philosophies of music education. This combination of singing, playing, listening, moving and creating encourages musical, social, emotional and physical development.
While there is a fee associated with this program, scholarships are available to UUCLB members.
For additional information please call Danuta Kilmczak at 562.494.1529.