Eno River Singers (ERS)
All adults (grade 9+) are welcome to join the Eno River Singers. No audition is required. The singers rehearse with our music director on Thursday nights from 7-8:30 PM in the sanctuary. Standard repertoire includes classical, folk, and world music as well as traditional and modern UU hymns. In addition to singing during Sunday services 1-2 times per month, the singers also participate in the following special events and services:
- The ERUUF Gala, an evening celebration including classical music, jazz, and folk music
- The Holiday Singing Service in December
- UU Choirfest, where the choir performs in an evening concert and in a Sunday morning service with over a dozen other Unitarian Universalist choirs in the Southeast District during a weekend-long workshop
- Social events
Beloved Community Chorus
An intergenerational group that learns through the oral tradition, centering the music and experiences of people of color. We strive to reflect the multiracial, multicultural community that ERUUF is working to create. In this group, singing is a spiritual practice, a cry for social justice, a healing balm, and more. Meets Tuesdays from 7pm to 8:30pm in the Commons Room of the CARE building. Email to join the mailing list. No matter your singing experience, you are welcome!
- Role: Choir director
- Staff Partner: Rev. Deborah Cayer, Lead Minister
Sunshine Kids Choir
Children from ages 4 to 7 are welcome to join the Sunshine Kids. We sing and teach a wide variety of songs, from traditional kids’ songs to spirituals and everything in between, with a special emphasis on songs that incorporate UU values and themes. We also engage kids' busy bodies with simple choreography and movement patterns. There are occasional opportunities to perform for children who wish to do so.
An informal group of singers and instrumentalists that share the joy of folk songs. Music is created by guitars, banjos, percussion, flutes and harmonicas. The group practices together prior to public performances at ERUUF (services, Cafe ERUUF) and elsewhere.
River Rhythms Drumming Group
Meets Sunday night in the Commons Room or Fellowship Hall from 7-8:30pm. All levels of drummers are invited to join in. Every week we have lessons in a traditional West African style of drumming and then practice together. No need to bring your own drum. The group has a collection of drums you may use. Please do not feel shy, join us! It is FUN!
ERUUF Ukulele Group
ERUUF's Ukulele Ensemble is a small group of experienced players who gather in fellowship and fun to play and sing songs which reflect UU's seven principles. We hold a rehearsal series prior to performing at Cafe ERUUF and other musical gatherings.