Music at UCM serves both to enhance the experience of worship and to build and strengthen community. We hope through music to lift up and reflect the diversity of our congregation, local and world communities.
Choral music from our 20-25 member UCM choir in a broad array of styles, and exquisite keyboard offerings from our pianist/organist Eliza Thomas are regular features of worship services. Guest musicians of all ages and genres, both from within the congregation and from the larger community also regularly contribute to our worship services. If you have musical gifts to share, please contact Director of Music Donia Prince to see how we might work together! We are particularly interested right now in finding percussionists and guitar players who could help support congregational singing.
Our sanctuary, with its excellent acoustics, beautiful Yamaha grand piano, and historic 1866 Stevens Brothers tracker organ, is a sought-after concert venue for both local and international musicians and performing groups. With our state-of-the-art air filtration system installed during the pandemic, we are excited to be host once again to concerts from such Central Vermont cultural mainstays as the Capital City Concerts, Onion River Chorus, Montpelier Community Gospel Choir, Montpelier Chamber Orchestra, and Scragg Mountain Music.
We have also recently put the finishing touches on a sophisticated Audio-Visual system. Not only does this enable us to present a high-quality hybrid worship experience, it is also a significant enhancement to the value of the sanctuary as a performance space, allowing us to offer professional level video and audio recording services.
Please contact us for information about renting our sanctuary or recording services.