One of the cornerstones of Free Church Unitarian continues to the music. For over 80 years, every service or ceremony has included great music. From solo voices, piano, flutes, guitars, congregational and choir singing, year after year, the music continues.
Some people have committed most of their lives to keeping the music alive. Elias Breidford served some 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 year there were only enough for Christmas and a holiday or two. Currently we rehearse three times a month, sing for one Sunday service each month 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 many of us in the choir will never forget.
To keep our faith, hope and love alive, we lift our voices and sing.