Music for Children and Youth
Our music ministry program for Children and Youth is divided into four 6- to 8-week projects per year. Parents and kids commit to a limited number of rehearsals that culminate in performances at JUC and elsewhere, for Front Range UU choir projects and interfaith events. Projects are reflective of the UU principles and sources and provide an opportunity for children to explore UU values and beliefs through music.
Kindergarten – 3nd grade
Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 6 to 6:45 p.m. • Priestley Room
Director: Sarah Billerbeck
Assistant Director: Bob Hofmann
In weekly practices, the Children’s choir works on beginning musicianship and singing skills through singing, movement, games, Orff instruments, and music theory activities. The Children’s Choir performs in one or two services per project and sometimes travels to sing at other UU churches or interfaith events.
Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. • Priestley Room
Director: Sarah Billerbeck (720-855-8584)
Assistant Director: David Burrows
The Radiance choir sings for Sunday services, further develops skills in ear-training and music reading, uses tone chimes and Orff instruments for skill development, and has sung independently, with the Children's Choir, with the JUC Ringers, and with the JUC Choir.
About the Musical
An annual Children’s Musical engages our community of musicians, teachers, costume and set designers, and families to produce a musical drama relevant to Unitarian Universalism. Recent musicals have included:
2012 Dancing in the Darkness (David Burrows)
2011 Walking in Your Moccasins (DB)
2010 Coral Carbon Blues (DB)
2009 Flaming Chalice: A History of Unitarian Universalism (DB)
2008 Let my people go: The Story of Moses (DB)
2006 Paint the Town December (John Jacobsen)
2002 Spirit of the Christmas Tree (Joyce Poley)
2001 Would you like to hold the baby? (Joyce Poley)
1999 Brother Heinrich’s Christmas (John Rutter)
1998 Spirit of the Christmas Tree (Joyce Poley)