Live music is part of our worship every Sunday. We have our Music Director, Marlene Metz Hartzler, to thank for this! Marlene does a wonderful job coordinating and scheduling live music year-round.
The type of music varies greatly and includes four-part classical choral harmonies, jazzy pieces, spirituals, Jewish songs in Hebrew, flute and piano duets, recorder solos, guitar hymn accompaniment, folksongs, some international hymns and folksongs, piano solos, small vocal ensembles, piano hymn accompaniment, and more!
From late September through early June, the Choir sings during nearly every Sunday service. During certain holiday weekends when many choir members are out of town, small ensembles and soloists from the congregation provide the music
Our Pianist, Wade Jones often plays the piano for prelude and the offertory as well as accompanying the congregation on hymns and the choir with its piece for the week.
When our accompanist is on vacation, our music director provides us with guitar accompaniment for our hymns. She often plays flute or recorder pieces or sings and accompanies herself with her guitar.
During the summer months, small ensembles and soloists from the congregation provide the music, often accompanied by Wade on the piano.
We have many talented musicians within our congregation playing all kinds of instruments including brass, woodwinds, and strings as well as percussion. We also have many talented vocalists.
Music at NUUC is inspiring!