Music Program

UUCA Choir

Lead by Dr. Leslie Downs, the UUCA Choir is a talented group of singers who perform a wide variety of choral music in four-part harmony (soprano/alto/tenor/bass). Many are experienced choristers; some are music professionals and some are talented amateurs. All are dedicated music lovers who enjoy working, singing and socializing together. New members are always welcome! Sight-reading is a plus, but not critical. A pleasant voice, a good ear and a positive attitude are the primary requirements for membership.

The Choir shares its talents at both services on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month and at special services. Regular rehearsals are held every Thursday from 7:00-8:30pm from late August until early June.

All-Ages Choir

This choir sings at multigenerational services throughout the year.Rehearsals are TBA and will be announced in the eNews and on Facebook. No audition is necessary. The music is usually sung in unison or as a round. Children age eight and older are welcome, as are teens and adults of any age.

Participation in the Multigenerational Choir can be for all appearances or for only those services allowed by personal schedules, making this a very flexible way to participate in the UUCA Music Program.

Guest Artists

At least twice a month we engage professional musicians to perform in our services. These guest artists provide a wide variety of music, including classical, jazz, pop/folk, musical theater, gospel, and world music. Some of our guest musicians are local artists and some are traveling through to perform at local venues as well as at UUCA. Any professional musicians who are interested in performing in our services should contact our Music Director at music@uuasheville.org.

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A Message from Rev. Dr. Cathy Harrington,
Interim Lead Minister

Greetings Members and Friends of UUCA,

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I am excited and honored to have been chosen to serve as your interim minister during this time of transition and look forward to our time together.  As I have gotten older and wiser, my main goal in life has been to cultivate joy in my personal life and in my ministry.  I tell you this because though we have a lot of hard work to do, we are first going to take time to get to know each other and have fun together.  I want to learn about your accomplishments, challenges, joys, and concerns as well as your hopes and dreams for the future. And we will be carefully navigating the complex challenge of returning to church as the pandemic restrictions are gradually lifted.

As an accredited interim minister (AIM), I have completed multiple trainings and enjoyed years of successful service to multiple UU congregations. I love doing this specialized type of ministry and have claimed as my motto “Love them and leave them.” Saying goodbye is the hardest part of this work but having the privilege to walk this transitional journey with Unitarian Universalist congregations has been the most significant and rewarding ministry of my career.

Rev. Cathy Harrington