Music

The Music Ministry of University Christian Church seeks to glorify God through meaningful worship and music performances. Music is an important avenue to worship, helping the congregation to pray, praise, and proclaim God’s message. Through weekly anthems and musical offerings we seek to create affective moments of understanding that deepen our faith and help to make real the rational discernments in our hearts. The Belltower Series goes beyond weekly worship to provide concert events as a gift to the Fort Worth community.

UCC’s music program offers choral groups for adults and children. Elementary school children rehearse on Sundays following 11:00 worship and preschool children create music each Sunday morning as a part of Christian Education. Multiple handbell ensembles exist for youth and adults. They ring regularly during morning worship and annually for the Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival. Additionally, the UCC Bell Ringers, for grades 9–12, enjoys quadrennial tours of England.

Since its founding in 1873, the Chancel Choir has played an integral part in the life of the church. They have enjoyed international and national tours, various concerts in collaboration with TCU choirs, and six holiday concerts with the New York Pops Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. The choir continues that heritage by commissioning new choral works, including “Gloria” by Michael John Trotta in 2018 and an upcoming commissioned work for chorus and orchestra by Ola Gjeilo in 2020.


The Sanctuary organ is the main instrument we utilize in our music and it has a story all its own. Read about how the organs came to be here. 

 

Featured Music Programs

 

Choirs & Ensembles

Choirs, Ensembles & Rehearsal Schedules

Chancel Choir
High school through adults. 
Rehearsal on Thursdays • 7:00pm-9:00pm. 
Full schedule

Children's Choir
Grades 2–6. 
Rehearsal on Sundays • 12:00 pm -1:30pm
Includes lunch.
Full schedule

Whitechapel Handbells
Grades 6–7. 
Rehearsal on Sundays • 5:00-6:00pm. 
Full schedule

UCC Bronze
Grades 7–9. 
Rehearsal on Sundays • 5:00-6:00pm. 
Full schedule

UCC Bell Ringers
Grades 10–12. 
Rehearsal on Sundays • 5:00-6:00pm. 
Full schedule

Ad Deum Handbell Choir
Adults. 
Rehearsal on Thursdays • 6:00-7:00pm. 
Full schedule

Music Ministry Staff