Music Ministry

The CUCC Music Ministry provides all ages with:

  • Opportunities to enjoy fellowship through music
  • Participation in worship services in a musical ensemble
  • Personal growth as a musician

Choral Music

Chancel Choir

Wednesday, 7:30–9 p.m.
Choir Room (Thomas Room)

Our Sunday Service Choir. All interested singers are invited to join, no auditions required. Practice is held Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and at 9 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Meet in the Thomas Room (behind the organ, on the west side of the Sanctuary; enter off of Sixth Street). Directed by Earl Richards.

Joyful Voices: Women’s Choir

Sunday, 9–9:50 a.m.
Upper Room (formerly called League of Youth Room)

An opportunity for women of all ages to join in song. The group chooses its own music. It sings occasionally in the 10 a.m. service throughout the year and at selected special services. Directed by Lee Waggener and Katy Schneider.

Youth Choir (6th grade and older)

Sunday, 9:15–9:45 a.m.
Room 206

For all youth, 6th grade and up, the Youth Choir sings at selected services and fosters both music and fellowship opportunities.

Carillon Choir

Sunday, 9 a.m.
Room 201

This choir is for children ages K–6th grade. It sings in the 10 a.m. service. Contact Ms. Sarah Hughes at


Choral Bells

Monday, 7–8:30 p.m.
Bell Room (Room 203, upstairs in the Guild Hall)

Under the direction of Bill and Lee Waggener, ringers high school through adult have the opportunity to play bells in worship, concerts and other events. No experience needed, but ability to read music is helpful.

Children’s Music

Tuesdays, 4:30–5:20 p.m.

Orff (first grade and older)
Activities such as singing, using percussion instruments, movement, and music reading are offered in each rehearsal. Beginning musical literacy is a goal for every member of the group.
Music is provided. Parents are welcome to join any of the activities with children.

Instrumental Music

Brass Group

Sundays after the 10 a.m. service
Kingman Chapel

More Information

For information about any of the musical opportunities at Claremont UCC, contact a staff person listed below:

Earl Richards, Minister of Music,
Bill and Lee Waggener, Directors of Handbells and Children’s Instrumental Music,

Carey Robertson, Principal Organist,
Ms. Sarah Hughes, Children’s Choir Director,

Thank you to our volunteers!

  • Jack Mills, Brass Group
  • Charlotte Van Ryswyk, Women’s Choir
  • Katy Schneider and Lee Waggener, Joyful Voices