…in music

Preschool Choir

Rehearsal: Sunday mornings during Sunday School

This music experience is for 3 – 5 year olds (pre-K) and involves the children moving, singing, listening, creating and playing instruments to provide a “hands on” approach to discovering the musical world around them.

Children’s Choir

Rehearsal: Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Children’s Music room

As part of the wonderful Wednesdays at UBC, this choir is open to Kindergartners  – 5th graders. Children learn musical skills such as reading music, rhythm, and choral literature. Boom whackers and creative movement is also a part of this musical experience. The choir sings occasionally in worship services throughout the year.

Chancel Choir

Rehearsal: Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Choral Room

This mixed voice choir is the standard choir for worship at UBC. Open to 18 years and older, including university students through senior adults, the Chancel Choir presents seasonal concerts with orchestral chamber ensembles, masterworks, hymn arrangements, contemporary settings and traditional anthems every Sunday.

Adult Handbell Choir

Rehearsal: Sundays, 12:15  pm

Handbell Rehearsal Room

Ringing five octave handbells and three octave hand chimes, this choir is open to adults 18 years and older. Basic music reading skills are required, but no previous handbell experience is needed, just a willingness to learn.

Instrumentalists

From time to time instrumentalists (piano, cello, trumpet, guitar) perform in the worship service by invitation.  All instrumentalists should inquire with the Minister of Music and are welcomed!

Music Ministry Leadership

Opportunities exist for adults and university students to lead in the Children/Youth musical groups, assist in congregational directing, accompanying from piano or other instrument, or becoming a part of the UBC music ministry, by participating in administrative and creative avenues.

Choral Scholars

Description

The Music Ministry of University Baptist  Church, will offer one $1000 scholarship position to area college students in an academic year, whose interests are in the ministry of music within the local church. The position allows students to participate in the overall music ministry by singing with an accomplished church choir and possibly participating in one of the following musical responsibilities with children, youth or handbells. The scholars are encouraged to be involved in the college ministry of the church and enjoy the opportunity of fellowship within the University Baptist Church family.

Requirements

The Choral Scholar must be actively enrolled within an academic institution in the Chapel Hill and Durham areas. Participation requires membership in the Chancel Choir of University Baptist Church and includes weekly rehearsal on Wednesday evenings at 6:45 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. and Sunday morning worship from 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 noon. This also includes a Christmas presentation, a possible fall retreat, and a Holy Week presentation.

Application

1. Contact University Baptist Church at 100 South Columbia Street, between the hours of

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for an  application or Click Here.

2. An audition/interview will be schedule upon your receipt of your application.

The audition requires a prepared solo, sight reading and aural evaluation.

3. Presently this one scholarship is open to altos and basses. As the scholarship expands

in the future, other voice parts will be included.

Contact Craig McCoy at 919.942.2157.

For more information about the music ministry or to audition to become a choral scholar, please contact Craig McCoy

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