One of the cornerstones of Free Church Unitarian is a robust musical output. For over 80 years, services and important ceremonies have included great music. This musical tradition continues to thrive.
A number of amazing people have committed most of their lives to keeping Free Church music active. Elias Breidford served over 50 years as Choir Director. Reah Freeman played over 60 years at the piano. Our current Choir Director, John M. Park, is starting a third decade.
The church choir continues to be our musical leaders. With people’s busy lives, our members have varied and some years there were only enough voices for Christmas and a holiday or two. Currently, we rehearse three times a month, sing on the Sunday service led by our part-time minister and provide several complete services for Christmas, Easter or whenever the music is needed. New choir members are always welcome. Choir practice is held every Monday at 7:30 pm. In addition, there are opportunities for singers and instrumentalists to share their talents at regular Sunday services and various special events.
One such event was the National UUA General Assembly meeting in Spokane WA in 1995. We were the choir for opening ceremonies at the Spokane Opera House, something that choir members will never forget.
To keep our faith, hope and love alive, we lift our voices and sing.