Emerson Choir: Lifting Voices and Spirits
Emerson Choir Mission Statement
The Emerson Choir is a vibrant, welcoming, and devoted group of people who love to sing. It exists to enhance worship services, deepen spirituality through music, provide the congregation with an additional venue for ministry both within Emerson and in the greater community, and offer a social outlet for adults who enjoy singing.
Roles of the Emerson Choir
The Choir’s primary role is to contribute to Sunday worship services. In addition, the Choir provides a venue for singing Emersonians to (a) serve the congregation, (b) nurture their own spiritual growth, (c) belong to an intimate community of UUs, and (d) grow as individual musicians.
Choir Schedule and Activities
The Emerson Choir is comprised of 30+ voices. It rehearses each Wednesday evening from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. in the sanctuary, from August-May. Typically, the choir sings for services three Sundays each month, alternating between the early and late service. The music spans a variety of styles and genres, and is closely aligned with sermon topics. As a group, the choir has also engaged in many additional activities, including an annual weekend workshop, district reading sessions, a full evening concert, a master class with a well-known vocalist/teacher, group voice classes, an exchange performance with another UU congregation, occasional performances for Cobb County events, participation in Heart in the Park, Christmas caroling, fund raising events, and more.
Any Emerson member or frequent guest is welcome to join the choir, regardless of musical background. Just speak to any choir member -- or simply show up on a Wednesday night!
Choir Leadership Council
|Kathy Mittelman||Choir Director||
|Kathee Williams||Choir Accompanist||Dave Schimmel||Treasurer|
|Patty Haynes||Librarian||Karen Abel||Chair|
|Stephanie Puffer||Social Chair||Rich Ita||Member at Large|