There are many ways people of all ages can become involved in Music Ministries at OCUUC.
- Orange Coast Choir
- Caring Choir
- Technical help
- Open Mic Night
For more information, e-mail Beth Syverson or call 714-376-6666.
Orange Coast Choir, OCUUC’s Adult Choir
Our Mission is to light our hearts and the hearts of others by sharing inspirational music that enhances worship.
Orange Coast Choir rehearses every Thursday evening (excluding summer and holidays) at 7:30 pm on Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/581556612). The choir is featured in Sunday morning services a few times a month, in pre-recorded videos.
We love to make music that is beautiful, that touches the spirit, warms the heart, and stimulates the intellect. We enjoy working hard to achieve our goals, and we value the satisfaction that comes when we do well. We sing a variety of music – classical art music, Broadway songs, folk tune arrangements, world music, and even some jazz.
Few of us are trained singers, but we grow in sight singing and vocal technique at each rehearsal. Many have been in the choir for several years, but some are newcomers. We enjoy learning new things and are open to many new vocal experiences.
How to Join Orange Coast Choir
We welcome experienced singers, novices, and even youth. The only requirements are that you love to sing, can match pitch and follow directions. Reading music is an advantage but is not required. Contact Beth Syverson to find out when is the best week to jump in, or just show up early to a rehearsal and talk to Beth in person.
In addition to providing anthems and responses on Sunday morning, the Orange Coast Choir presents an annual spring concert.
Music under the stars (April 2020 via Zoom)
The show must go on! The talented musicians of OCUUC continued to hold our bi-annual Music Under the Stars event -- but instead of in our courtyard, on Zoom instead. Hear our musicians branch out to perform songs you probably wouldn't hear in a Sunday service. Enjoy a night "out" with your church friends.
The Caring Choir goes out ad hoc to sing for those who are homebound, hospitalized, or who need some encouragement. Let Beth know if you want to be put on the Caring Choir info list.
Technical Help: Sound and Slideshows
Are you an audiophile? Do you like to work behind-the-scenes? We are looking for one or two more volunteers to run sound on Sunday mornings. This is an incredibly important job that affects the quality of our worship services. Your commitment would be about once a month, and you would train by shadowing another sound engineer once or twice. In addition to the worship services, there are jobs for you at special events. You can volunteer to be a sound engineer, slideshow clicker, slideshow creator, box office volunteer, or set-up and clean-up crew. Contact Beth if you’re interested in contributing to the life of the church in this way.
Family Values: In 2007, our Adult and Family Choirs made an album! "Family ValUUes" is a collection of kid-friendly, family music that reinforces Unitarian Universalist (UU) traditions, expresses UU values, and affirms the worth and dignity of all. Click here to learn more at the iTunes store.
Open Mic Night
Our congregation has many talents. Below is a selection from previous Open Mic Night performances for your enjoyment.