General Assembly Choir
Each year a talented group of choral singers gathers to practice and perform for the General Assembly (GA) audience. Typically the choir participates in the Sunday Morning Worship and the Closing Celebration, and sometimes other events or hymn sings during GA.
Participants must be registered for General Assembly. Choir registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. The choir is capped at 180 singers with balanced sections and the spaces are filled quickly.
Singers are required to sing in both the Sunday Morning Worship and the Closing Ceremony. Attendance at all rehearsals is expected.
Attire: all black, shoulder to toe
Choir sign-up will be at a kiosk in the Kentucky International Convention Center:
- Tuesday, June 18, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 19, 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Singers may register during the times above and pick up their music. Participants must pay a fee for music, typically $10, via cash or check. If all available choir spots fill, a waiting list will be formed for spots that may open after the first rehearsal.
Rehearsal schedule (see full GA schedule):
- Wednesday, June 19, 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Thursday June 20, 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Friday June 21, 1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- Saturday, June 22, 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
The choir will sing for Sunday Morning Worship and the Closing Ceremony on Sunday evening.
The Sunday Morning Worship service features a sermon by Rev. William Schulz, President and CEO of the UU Service Committee. The choir will support the themes of the service with an a cappella setting of the traditional spiritual, Drinkin' of the Wine, by African-American composer Rosephanye Powell, and The Hour Has Come, by Srul Irving Glick. Glick's setting of the Carole H Leckner poem contains a stunning piano accompaniment that will showcase the abounding talent of accompanist, Sally McCord.
Music for the Closing Ceremony will contain the installation ceremony of the newly elected UUA Moderator, as well as a thank you to outgoing moderator Gini Courter, for her many years of service. Omnia Sol, by Z. Randall Stroope will be used to mark this transition. It is a piece that reflects on life's journey and emphasizes how we are never alone; that the light we have given and received through our deeper connections with one another, shines on. Our closing number, River of Dreams, by Joe Sealy, is a spirited gospel anthem and will be accompanied by the GA band, under the direction of Shawn McCann.
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Last updated on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.
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