General Assembly Choir

2019 General Assembly Choir with Director Marty Swisher

2019 General Assembly Choir with Director Marty Swisher

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. For many, singing in the choir is a key part of coming together as UUs at General Assembly.

Advance registration for the 2022 GA Choir will be available here. Registration for choir takes place before General Assembly (GA). Onsite sign-up will only occur if space is still available.

Participants must be registered for General Assembly to participate in choir (though you may register for choir prior to registering for GA). 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. All participants must contribute toward the cost of choir octavos, payable by MasterCard or Visa at the time of choir registration. Singers may pick up their music at the first rehearsal. If all available choir spots fill, a waiting list will be formed for spots that may open after the first rehearsal on Wednesday.

Attire: all black, shoulder to toe

Rehearsals will be scheduled daily, Wednesday through Saturday (see full GA schedule).

We Are...

“We Are…” by Ysaÿe Barnwell; Performed by the 2020 GA Virtual Choir, Directed by Benjie Messer; Soloist: Dr. Ysaÿe Barnwell


“Tomorrow” by Kate and Justin Miner; Performed by the 2020 GA Virtual Choir, Directed by Benjie Messer

Members of the choir, wearing colorful stoles, sing from their music folders

2019 General Assembly Choir

Seven members of the GA Choir hold their songbooks and sing.

2018 General Assembly Choir